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Fern Britton 'in pain all the time' with 'really bad' incurable condition

The presenter talked about how she handles the pain

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Melanie Macleod
Melanie MacleodWellness Editor
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Fern Britton, 64, spoke openly about her health battles in a new interview with Woman & Home.

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The former This Morning presenter told the magazine: "I've got arthritis settling in everywhere. My knee is really bad and so is my shoulder," Fern explained. "I'm waiting on a list for a surgeon to sort it out. It's very boring when your body starts to be in pain all the time."

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Fern shared how she manages the pain, explaining she found online yoga classes about a year ago. She called the virtual sessions "wonderful," and explained they help ease the pain.

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Fern isn't the only TV star to speak about their arthritis struggles openly. Ulrika Jonsson recently told The Express: "I think because arthritis is something I've lived with for so long, I've come to accept it.

“I can alleviate the pain that I get from my arthritis. Worst case scenario I might have to take a couple of painkillers. I can have a rest, walk around, put a pillow between my knees, before I reach for the painkillers."

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Fern, whose new book The Good Servant lands in June, also spoke openly about how she's been having therapy once a week.

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"It's so helpful to talk to someone who is completely divorced from you," she said. "Through therapy I've learnt not to fret too much about things I can't change.

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Fern Britton was into running prior to her arthritis

"You may never have a satisfactory ending," she continued. "You may never know the answers and reasons. It just happened. I've come so far and left so much baggage behind now, which feels lovely."

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