Fern's sister is Cherry Cant, the wife of Brian Cant.
Fern attended Dr Challoner's High School, Little Chalfont.
Fern was voted the UK's most big and beautiful celebrity according the The Sun newspaper in April 2007.
Fern appears on the British adverts for Ryvita Minis.
Fern was married previously to Clive Jones; they divorced in 2000.
Fern posed semi-nude in 2002.
Fern is the sister of actor Jasper Britton.
Fern has twin sons named Jack and Harry, as well as two daughters named Gracie and Winnie.
Fern lives in Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire.
Fern has released two cooking books, one in 1998 Fern's Family Favourites and another in 1999 Winter Treats and Summer Delights
She is considered a good role model for the larger woman.
Fern publicly admits that after the birth of her last child Winnie she suffered from Postnatal depression.
In 2006 Fern co-hosted the TV show Soapstar, Superstar.
She is a keen cycler and with a group of fellow women cycled in India in 2006.
Britton's husband Phil Vikery reguarly appears as the Chef on her show This Morning.
Fern is the daughter of actor Tony Britton.
Fern: I would rather be big and happy than on a diet and miserable.