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Coleen Nolan’s boyfriend defends ‘down to earth’ star amid Loose Women 'feud' claim

Loose Women host has been at the centre of a scathing controversy after it was reported Coleen had diva-like behaviour backstage, but the 56-year-old has fiercely denied the claims, retorting that if her behaviour had been that poor, her mother would have "battered" her from beyond the grave. Now Coleen Nolan's boyfriend Michael Jones - who works in a supermarket - has stepped in to defend her, praising her "down to earth" and "generous" nature."You couldn't meet a lovelier person," he insisted.It comes after Coleen was forced to deny reports of an alleged feud with her Loose Women co-stars after it was reported that panel members Stacey Solomon and Nadia Sawalha had refused to be on-screen with the presenter.However, Michael, who has said that contemplating marriage with his new beau is "inevitable", has been quick to insist that the reports bear no resemblance at all to the woman he knows."It’s really frustrating having to see her explain situations that have got nothing to do with her," he dismissed in an interview with OK! magazine.Michael, who recently posed in a photoshoot for the publication alongside Coleen, elaborated: "The annoying thing is you couldn’t meet a lovelier person.She’s so generous and down-to-earth."It’s just ridiculous.
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‘Hope this isn't the end of my career!' Fiona Phillips details menopause 'brain fog' fears
ITV presenter says her day-to-day life is plagued by fears for her TV career, as she struggles to do the things she once did with ease. In an interview with The Mirror this month, the 61-year-old didn't hold back, admitting that she fears for her "whole life", having recently ran out of a supermarket after suffering from a panic attack."I've cried a thousand rivers in the past few weeks and I've got nothing to be sad about," Fiona explained."I've been fearing for my sanity and am scared to do things I've been doing with ease for years."They call it brain fog; I don't know what I'm talking about half the time."The ex-ITV presenter went on to share that she can no longer take on any TV gigs due to her severe battle with anxiety, which has left her feeling"scared of everything".And though Fiona insisted she still intends to do everything she once did in her professional career, it's almost as if her body and brain are unwilling to cooperate. Even when her 21-year-old son, Nathaniel Frizell, returns home from the army at the weekends, the Canterbury-born media personality expressed how her brain is quickly filled with stress as she "worries" about the food she will cook for her offspring. Fiona has been married to This Morning producer Martin Frizell since 1997.Together, they share two children: Mackenzie, 19, and Nathanial, 21.Due to the severity of her health condition, the Canterbury-born media personality has stopped working entirely. "The fear takes over," she added."I hope to God this isn't the end of my career."Despite having had her driver's licence for more than 40 years, Fiona has also given up driving regularly and will only sit behind the wheel of a vehicle in urgent matters. The mother-of-two, who presented GMTV
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Eamonn Holmes speaks out about replacing Simon McCoy on GB News' breakfast show
Eamonn Holmes, 62.The former This Morning presenter made his big GB News debut alongside co-host Isabel Webster on 3 January.Together, they host the channel’s new Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel programme.Eamonn took over the breakfast slot from BBC star Simon McCoy, who became the latest senior figure to leave GB News in December last year.The reason for his departure was noted as "personal reasons", and Eamonn revealed he was moving to Hollywood after recently tying the knot with Dynasty star Emma Samms."I can’t see what Simon would be too worried about," he shrugged.GB News’ chief executive, Angelos Frangopoulos, described Simon as an "outstanding broadcaster" and told the Daily Telegraph: "We remain open to ways we can work with him again in future."Eamonn's move comes after he was dropped from ITV after 15 years, when he and wife Ruth Langsford, were stripped from their weekly presentation duties last year.While he wasn't shocked with the decision that they were replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary, he did admit he was given "no reason" as to why."I don’t have any issues with that at all," he told The Times."I just have issues with why they can’t tell you your time is up."Just have a conversation, any conversation."He added: "I was given no reason why I was blocked."A spokesperson for ITV said at the time: "We would like to wish Eamonn all of the very best in his new role."As a duo, Eamonn and Ruth have been part of the This Morning presenting team for the last 15 years and we thank Eamonn for all of his hard work and contribution to the show."Despite the issues surrounding his exit, Eamonn described the move to GB News as "one of the most exciting yet".He said: "I’ve admired GB News from the beginning for
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Alison Hammond and Shaun Ryder swap frosty words on Dancing on Ice after 'horse s***' jibe
Dancing on Ice, when Happy Mondays member Shaun Ryder had been waiting in the wings to cheer on bandmate Bez on the first episode of the series. However, This Morning presenter Alison Hammond was also there to support fellow ITV star Ria Hebden last weekend - and the atmosphere was reportedly as icy as the frozen rink their friends were dancing on.Some might say that hapless yet heartfelt Bez needed his friend's support, as he faced the embarrassment of becoming the first Dancing on Ice contestant ever to require a crash helmet for his debut performance.Host Phillip Schofield had been gently ribbing the Happy Mondays star, who had even taken to the rink with protective braces all over his body, but he received the comments gamely.This is more than might be said for the brutal exchange between Shaun and Alison.According to the Daily Star, she approached him only to goad him with the words: "I never liked you! From the first minute I met you and spoke to you I never liked you."Shaun hit back to simply say: "I know!"It was far from the first time that the pair had met, after an awkward encounter on I'm A Celeb more than a decade earlier - and perhaps Shaun's words back then provided a clue that explained Alison's frosty attitude to him, after he compared her to "horse s***".Talking on the show, he appeared enraged to learn that a new contestant would be joining them, declaring that 13 was "too many"."Oh, more f**king people in the camp.
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Martin Lewis reacts to criticism over tweet containing swear word ‘Built for profanity'
Martin Lewis, 49, came under fire yesterday after sharing a tweet containing a swear word in view of his 1.2 million followers.The Money Saving Expert expressed his outrage as he explained that the cheapest open market energy fix is currently “76% more expensive than the current price cap.”He penned: “S***! The cheapest open market energy fix is now 76% more expensive than the current price cap.“It's far more expensive even than where the 50% April price cap will likely land, & than where it'll land when it likely rises AGAIN in Oct (if wholesale rates dont fall)." (sic)But some Twitter users seemed taken aback by Martin’s exclamation.Twitter user mike57bryant said: “Why would a renowned financial guru use such a four letter word to portray the situation of the wholesale energy prices.“He is good at campaigning, tell us how much of our bill is green levies, etc?“Let's campaign to remove them to general taxation for a fair way to collect.”Martin logged onto the social media platform again today to clarify his word choice.The Good Morning Britain star tweeted: “To the few complaining about my 1st word in this tweet.“I rarely swear here, but do think about how I communicate.“Swear words used infrequently have power to swiftly convey emotion & feeling.“The coming £600/yr energy rise pushing millions in poverty seems built for profanity.”Martin’s tweet gathered more than 1,000 likes in less than an hour, with some fans of the ITV presenter sending him messages of support.ArvindHickman penned: “’S***’ is not a swear word mate.“I would have gone for 'What the F***’.
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Had to manage rejection’ Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure on struggle of getting acting jobs
Line of Duty star is now getting her teeth into meatier roles, despite an early crash-course in the trials and tribulations of rejection.“I was lucky to have spent ten years [at the Television Centre],” the 38-year-old admitted.“[However] it wasn’t in London so it was never a first stop on casting directors’ lists."My upbringing made me feel I wasn’t entitled to anything that comes my way, and I had to manage rejection.”It was a slow start with seven years between her first film, A Room For Romeo Brass (1999) and her second, This Is England (2006), plus a further four years until the subsequent Channel 4 mini-series follow-up.Yet she persevered and now Jed Mercurio, the writer of Line Of Duty and executive producer of bomb squad drama Trigger Point, saw past her lack of silver screen perks to the potential of the actress within.Having seen her stellar performance on Line Of Duty, he has since described her as the woman on top of every casting list in the UK.It's a far cry from her early career in retail, during which she was a shop girl at H Samuel, Boots and Dorothy Perkins.She also worked in an office for eight years, which she now recalls as an essential grounding experience for her.The experiences were all with the ultimate goal in mind - acting.“You do have to have some funds and that’s why I worked, so I could afford to get to London," she admitted during an interview with The Radio Times."I would have to take a day unpaid off work and go to London for auditions.”Speaking of inspiring those from a working class background, she adamantly and defiantly exclaimed; "There’s no reason why they shouldn’t have the same opportunities as everyone else."Now she is switching from the much-loved character of DI Kate Fleming in
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Dancing on Ice's Ben Foden says he was 'selfish' marrying again soon after Una Healy split
A post shared by Una Healy (@unahealy)While he's not proud of how things transpired between him and Una, the Chester native has not shied away from the hard-hitting questions raised by their kids.Ben says he's already discussed with Aofie and Tadhg why their parents are no longer together."They have an understanding of it, not the massive details," he said."But they do ask difficult questions, they're not stupid kids, they can read and stuff now, and they are on social media."They talk to their mummy and they ask her difficult questions and they ask me difficult questions."He added: "We try and answer them as best as possible."The All Fired Up pop star also posted on Instagram to in view of her 649,000 followers shortly after Ben's interview.Una is seen posing next to a phoenix mural wearing a camouflage print parka with a furry hood, which she paired with a matching New York Yankees cap, black leggings and trainers of the same colour.The painting read: "In order to rise from its own ashes, a phoenix must first burn."The painting read: "In order to rise from its own ashes, a phoenix must first burn."Ben's comments regarding his difficult split from Una come just days before he's set to make his debut on the ice skating rink after signing on for the latest series of ITV's Dancing On Ice.Ben has been partnered with professional skater Robin Johnstone as he hopes to take home the trophy prize while competing with the likes of Love Island star Liberty Poole and Paralympian Stef Reid.Paul Gascoigne's son Regan Gascoigne and The Vamps' Connor Ball have also joined the star-studded line-up.According to Coral, Ben is already being tipped as the favourite to win the show, with odds of 3-1 while Regan comes in currently in second
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Ruth Langsford shuns ITV as she watches Eamonn Holmes' rival breakfast show on GB News
Ruth Langsford tuned into to watch her husband, Eamonn Holmes, at work on Monday as she shared a clip of her watching GB News on her Instagram.The 62-year-old used the Story feature to gush about her partner as he kicked off his early show alongside his co-host Isabel Webster.“Getting my early morning news,” Ruth captioned the boomerang video.“Quite fancy that @eamonnholmes guy! @gbnewsonline.”However, it seemed she'd skipped watching ITV's Good Morning Britain to tune in to Eamonn.And just hours later, the This Morning presenter followed up with another update as she geared up to film another episode of Loose Women.She was joined by fellow panellists Coleen Nolan, Jane Moore and Kelle Bryan.Producers of the show seem to have eased up on social distancing guidelines as Ruth shared her joy in seeing the more extended desks return to the programme.“Got our longer desks back which means….,” she wrote.“… we have a guest IN the studio today!!!!”In December, Eamonn announced his departure from This Morning after having helmed the presenting position opposite his wife for a whopping 15 years.It was revealed shortly after that the father-of-three had joined GB News to front his own daytime show.“I’ve admired GB News from the beginning for its clever mix of punchy debate but delivered with warmth and even some fun,” Eamonn said in his statement last month.“To me, the greatest honour in journalism is to give a voice and respect to the unheard, and that’s exactly what GB News is all about.”Fans wasted no time speculating whether his exit from This Morning meant Ruth would follow suit by jumping ship and move over to GB News as well.But in a statement made by a spokesperson for ITV, they confirmed that the Strictly Come Dancing 2017
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'Life is never easy' Fern Britton admits she's bounding back from ‘tough couple of years’
ITV's Lorraine on Monday, the former This Morning star touched on the tough couple of years she's had to endure as she adjusted to life without her longtime beau.Presenter Lorraine Kelly praised Fern during their morning chat, insisting that despite having been faced with countless hurdles in her personal life, the mother-of-four "always bounces back".Fern hesitated with a response before quipping: "Well, I think you have to look as if you've bounced back, that's for sure.""Good, I'm glad," Lorraine reacted.The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant continued: "Life is never easy for anybody."But, you know, it's coming back."Fern and Phil welcomed their 20-year-old daughter Winnie Vickery during their two-decade marriage.The TV personality is also a mum to sons Harry and Jack, 28, and daughter Grace, 25.Fern appeared on Lorraine to promote the highly anticipated return of Watercolour Challenge on Channel 5.The lifestyle game show originally aired on Channel 4 between 1998 to 2001, spanning four seasons and hosted by Hannah Gordon.The latter has since been replaced by Fern, with the new season expected to return to screens today.Earlier this month, Fern explained why presenting the show meant a lot to her, as she recalled having loved the programme when it first aired in the '90s.And after finding out that Channel 5 was on board to commission the reboot and have her front the series, Fern didn't even hesitate to sign up."My only criteria for saying yes to a job is, would I watch that?" she told Good Housekeeping."And this was definitely, because I used to watch it when it was on 20 years ago with Hannah Gordon."She's a very, very strong actress and a good comedian as well, so when she took on Watercolour Challenge, of
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‘Who would do that?’ Zoe Lucker on Footballers’ Wives storyline that shocked her the most
Express.co.uk while discussing the series’ return to TV screens via BritBox, Zoe said: “I mean, I think, in terms of shock, I suppose, where she killed Frank, that was quite a shocking moment. “And I think, you know, the other thing was putting fake tan on a baby and baby swapping.” Zoe went on to admit that as a mum herself, she now finds that particular storyline even more worrying.The star is mum to her teenage daughter Lilly, who she shares with husband Jim Herbert.She continued: “Yeah, I think, obviously, especially now being a mum, putting fake tan on a baby and swapping it for someone else's baby for their own benefit is just so outrageous.“But within the confinement of that world, that was exactly what Tanya needed to do for her, so she just did it. “And I think that's why, you get the script and you think, ‘Oh my gosh, who would do that?’ “But then the character would definitely do it, because, you know, she would do what she had to do to get on in life, that's what she always did.“So, for her, that wasn't inappropriate, it was just what she needed to do at that particular point in her life.”Zoe also revealed she doesn’t know whether the series will be “appropriate in this day and age”.The actress said: “Something we've been thinking about is how that will translate now, you know, because back in the day, there was no social media and no streaming.“So it’s going to be interesting whether it still is appropriate in this day and age, for this generation, whether they’re going to love it and enjoy it as much as our generation did.“Because I think it did come at a very specific time, the whole wives and girlfriends thing, and everyone was really into the football and fascinated by the lives of footballers and their
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'Out of my control' Dancing on Ice's Ria Hebden addresses 'anxieties' ahead of show debut
Dancing on Ice contestant Ria Hebden has spoken out about "surrendering control" as she prepares for the first episode of the popular ITV show this evening.The Lorraine presenter, 39, revealed that she had yet to see her outfit or practice with a "major prop" just days before taking to the ice.Speaking to Express.co.uk, three days before the live show starts, the TV star revealed that she's recently breathed a sigh of relief.Ria said: "We have a prop, a major prop that we're using in our opening number and it only arrived today."Not giving any clues about what the prop is away, the Dancing On Ice contestant told how she only has a few days practice with the item.She admitted: "I was really anxious about it last week as it does feature in the performance and it hasn't arrived."But it's been much better now it's here and I can get familiar with it."I'm relieved, excited and relieved!" she added.However, the star also said she had yet to see the outfit she'll be wearing during the first live show.Ria explained: "I still haven't seen my outfit yet, I'm like, 'What's happening?!'"It's very surreal, all these elements are completely out of my control."You just have to kind of surrender to them," she admitted.Speaking about her making her debut on the ice with partner Lukasz Rozycki, Ria told how she couldn't wait to perform.She said: "I'm really excited about it, we've worked really hard for a long time now."I had no dancing experience whatsoever so I've had to really immerse myself in the experience and really learn how to hold my posture and the poses as it's like ballet on ice."So I'm very lucky that Lukasz is a brilliant partner, he knows his stuff!" she gushed.Speaking about joining the programme, Ria said: "It’s ITV’s
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'Took its toll' Brendan Cole's wife Zoe shares struggles of 'solo parenting' amid break
“Ready to roll into 2022 with fresh enthusiasm.“Thanks for looking after us so beautifully.”Brendan and Zoe welcomed Aurelia in 2012.Meanwhile, her husband has been busy rehearsing for his first dance on the 14th series of Dancing On Ice, which kicks off today on ITV.The 45-year-old has been paired up with professional ice skater Vanessa Bauer, and though Brendan has plenty of experience when it comes to dancing, skating on ice could be a challenge for the father-of-one.But unlike his run on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, where he would often snipe back at judges for their criticism, Brendan insists that he has no plans to answer back on the ITV programme.In an interview with PA this month, he said: “I have no interest in answering back any of the judges on this particular show, I am coming in as a novice.“I am going to be listening, I will be taking on their critiques and trying to improve for the next week."He continued: “You won’t see the young upstart that you saw on Strictly, you will see the respectful old senile.”Brendan believes he has an advantage over some of the other contestants because he’s been dancing for decades.And while dancing while ice skating is quite the contrast from ballroom dancing, the New Zealand-born star is ready to tackle the challenge and prove to fans he’s an all-around great dancer.“It is still a very, very different discipline and I think that is the beauty of the show,” he added.“You’re going to see people at different stages and, like on Strictly, you get some fantastic dancers on there – where they start to where they finish is what’s important.“There are three or four of us who have danced in the past.“Yes, it might give a small advantage in some areas.”Brendan concluded: “But in some
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Sophie Thompson slammed claims of ‘rivalry’ between her and famous sister Emma Thompson
ITV this morning as she opens up about her career to Alan Titchmarsh.The star is also likely to mention her famous sister Emma Thompson.The actress has previously opened up about the “rivalry” between her and Emma.Sophie is a star who many will recognise from Four Weddings and a Funeral as well as EastEnders.However, some may not be aware that the actress is also the younger sister of Sense and Sensibility star Emma.The pair are children of actors Phyllida Law and Eric Thompson.Sophie is an Olivier Award-winning actress who has starred in West End shows like Company and Into The Woods.As well as this, many may recognise her from Persuasion, Emma and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.She also starred as Stella Crawford in EastEnders from 2006 until 2007.Despite treading a different career to her Oscar-winning sister Emma, she once maintained there was no rivalry between them.Chatting to the Daily Mail back in September 2009, she denied any claim of this.She said: “People assume there is this rivalry, but there isn't.“It wouldn't occur to me to compare myself to her, nor her to me.”The actress also admitted to the publication how she and her sister are close.She explained: “We are tough old birds, I do feel that there is a lot of Ma in both of us.“She grew up on the fringes of the war and was evacuated as a child.“I can't even bear to think about that - of her as a scared little girl - but it did something to our family.“We're all fighters, I guess.”Speaking to the Metro back in March, Sophie also admitted the pair don’t speak about acting much.She was quizzed on this, as the star admitted: “Oh, people have such funny ideas about actors.“We don’t really talk about work, more the things we’ve seen.“Emma’s been
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Martin Freeman admits he will 'always love' ex Amanda Abbington in sweet tribute
BBC adaptation of Sherlock, where they played husband and wife duo, Dr Watson and Mary.They have rarely spoken about their split, but it is believed that Martin filming in the US, including for the Marvel film Black Panther, was, among other things, a reason contributing to their split.When The Office star announced their break-up during an interview with the Financial Times, he said: "I’m not with Amanda anymore."It’s very, very amicable — I’ll always love Amanda."Since they parted ways five years ago, they have both found love elsewhere.Martin is now dating 29-year-old French actress, scriptwriter and producer Rachel Mariam.Their relationship was seemingly confirmed in 2020, and they have often been pictured together at events like the Raindance Film Festival in October 2021.Rachel, who is from Toulouse but now based in London, has also shared sweet snaps of them on her social media.She has starred in the popular BBC Three series Normal People, This Way Up and is set to feature in upcoming series Citadel starring Richard Madden and Stanley Tucci, and in Murder in Provence alongside Keala Settle.Last year, Amanda got engaged to her stuntman fiancé, Jonathan Goodwin, who shot to fame after appearing on Britain's Got Talent in 2019.He confirmed the couple are to be wed after he suffered a horrifying accident during filming of America's Got Talent: Extreme edition, in which he was sandwiched between two vehicles that exploded.He described Amanda as "the best thing to ever happen to me" in a sweet tribute post after his accident.But despite being no longer together, Amanda and Martin have remained friends.Last year, she spoke as part of a mental health campaign saying that she believes the split has "damaged" their
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Simon Cowell set to downsize SyCo firm to ‘focus on family’ following engagement news
Simon Cowell formed the company back in 2004, and despite its enormous success over the past two decades, the music mogul is said to want to focus more of his attention on family life.The timing couldn't have been better following the recent news of Simon's engagement to Lauren Silverman during the couple's getaway trip to Barbados last month.The 62-year-old's bike accident in 2020 is also believed to have played a part in his decision to scale down on his business.Various staff members are expected to leave as a production source described it as "the end of an era"."The experience and launchpad Syco gives its employees is completely unique and working alongside Simon is a huge opportunity – he has given so many careers and opportunities to so many people, both off-screen and on-screen," the source told Mail Online."It's not just the UK, but with shows they make all over the world, he indirectly opens the door for so many people."I know Simon is an incredible mentor, and working with him has taken so many people to the very top of the entertainment business all over the world."Though SyCo is downsizing in the coming months, the source insisted that his employees will continue to excel in their careers because working for Simon has made them "the very best in the business".It's further said that his employees won't be struggling to find a new job because of the connections they would have made by working for the father-of-one, who has provided resources for his team that could see them helm a position anywhere in the entertainment industry.The source asserted that working for Simon was unlike working for an ordinary boss because Simon valued everyone working under his company."Simon's a very inspiring and loyal company
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'I'm not being rude!' James Martin hits back as co-star issues apology on his behalf
James Martin, 49, appeared on Jodie Kidd's latest episode of her YouTube show Kidd in a Sweet Shop, were he showed her around his vast car collection. And as they took his latest edition out for a spin, viewers realised just how passionate he was about motoring itself.As the two gushed over his first edition Pirelli Escort, they decided to take it out for a drive."I've never driven this before," James giggled, as they buckled themselves in."I've never even sat in it!"But as they got going, it was clear to all that it definitely wouldn't be the last time he'd get behind the wheel."When you asked to do this, I thought, 'I haven't got a helicopter, I haven't got these mega cars that you're driving, F5s and stuff like that..." he said to Jodie about his invitation to be on the show."I've just got these."I love these."Jodie grinned as they flew down a forest road: "You've got some beautiful cars and these make you smile, it's just so much fun!"Their topic of conversation moved onto the Pagani Zonda, which, it turned out, James hates more than most things."If you want to be quick, then buy an Audi Etron GT RS, that'd beat a Pagani Zonda any day of the week!"Jodie suddenly began to realise a pattern in his constant bashing of the vehicle, and said: "You just don't like Pagani's, do you?"James quickly interrupted: "I just don't like certain modern supercars."Bit like Ferrari, that ridiculous thing, that stupid one-seater that you have to drive with a helmet on."The reason you have to drive with drive with a helmet on is because you look like a right...
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'Tears in my eyes' Fern Britton details emotional struggle while filming 'moving' new show
Channel 5 reboot of Watercolour Challenge, and she admitted she immediately felt emotionally connected with the artwork produced. In the programme, three amateur artists are given four hours to paint the same scene or landscape.In a new interview with Express.co.uk, the former This Morning presenter opened up about her appointment to the show, and how she sometimes felt teary when she saw the finished product."I always go for the ones with lots of colour but some were just spot on, and you really feel the atmosphere coming through the page," she explained."Very moving ‑ in the way that art can sometimes do things to you."It's like music, you feel that prickle, the tears in your eyes."They have encapsulated a moment, capturing that scene."She added smiling: "It's hard to explain but lovely."Fern compared the show to BBC's DIY hit The Repair Shop, admitting it's "something that turns up and then we feel we need it"."Everyone wants to do a doodle and to have tips and information is just brilliant for the viewer," she said.The programme was previously broadcast on Channel 4 from 1998 to 2001.Despite the lengthy break in transmission, it was something Fern jumped at when the chance to present it herself arose."I did watch it back in the day when I was feeding children or something," she remembered."But it was such a gift when it landed, it really was."The travel and the locations were just gorgeous.