What do YOU think of the Fern pay outrage?

26 March 2009

fern britton

When we first heard that Fern Britton had quit This Morning, we couldn't quite imagine why. She always seemed to be having, well, such a good time – regularly collapsing in giggles, working alongside her chef husband Phil Vickery, and having a job with hours that fitted around family life. What's not to like? Now it has emerged that she is sick of playing second-fiddle to co-host Phil Schofield. Or, more accurately, playing second fiddle to his pay packet – reportedly 25 per cent bigger than hers. Hmm… is Phil really a bigger star than Fern? Surely, the success of the show is down to their chemistry as a couple. So, does it sadly come down to the simple fact that Fern is a woman? Because let's remember that women in this country are paid on average 17 per cent less then men. If it does, then all we can say is we feel your pain Fern. But what do you think?


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