The new-look Fern is set to be svelte star of Strictly

Fern Britton
Fern Britton

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Fern Britton is swapping her usual place on the TV sofa interviewing celebrities for her dance shoes as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

The former This Morning presenter, who’s had her fair share of controversy (remember the gastric band saga?) will be putting on her glad rags and doing the samba or salsa on the hit BBC One show later this year.

Now I’m not a massive Strictly fan, but I did watch Fern during the show’s Christmas celebrity special last year where she completely and utterly stole the show.

She clearly delighted in showing off her new trim and svelte figure – it was a clear ‘I don’t care what you think’ message to all of those people who’d had a go at her.

I love Fern and wish her all the luck in the world. Go girl!