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Fern Britton shares incredible view from her home in Cornwall

The former This Morning star is spending lockdown in the south-west

Diane Shipley

Fern Britton shared a stunning glimpse of the view in Cornwall at the weekend. Taking to Twitter, the presenter and author posted a snapshot of a row of shops at Padstow, with several boats on the water in front of them. It looked cosy and inviting despite the storm clouds overhead, and Fern captioned the gorgeous shot: "Raining in #Padstow but open for business."

The former This Morning presenter has been spending lockdown at her home in the coastal town, and her photo clearly made many of her fans wish they could visit, too. One replied: "One of my favourite places! Used to live in Torquay, which is nice but not as pretty!"

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Others chimed in: "Looks so peaceful," "Beautiful x," and: "I can't wait to visit Cornwall," while one cheekily added: "Cod and chips please." (Sounds good to us!) Fern is a big fan of the south west county, where she typically spends half the year. It's even been the inspiration for her writing, with her latest bestseller, Daughters of Cornwall, set in the area.

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The star told local publication Cornwall Today that she's loved the county for a long time, saying: "When I was 2, I discovered that there was a different place, called Cornwall, and I just loved it. It has been magical ever since. I can still remember that feeling of getting out of the car at the end of a very long drive and running to see the sand and sea."

Fern shared the stunning view of Padstow, in Cornwall 

Before gaining national television fame on shows like This Morning and Ready Steady Cook, the mum-of-four worked as a newsreader for Westward Television in Plymouth, even turning down a role at Radio 4 so she could remain in Cornwall.

The 62-year-old has experienced some upheaval this year, as she announced her split from her husband, celebrity chef Phil Vickery, back in January. Appearing on Good Morning Britain last month, the presenter reflected on the end of their marriage, saying: "My mum died and my father died and unfortunately Phil and I fell apart."

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