Fern Britton, 63, has spoken out after fans questioned the delay in her new enterprise, Fern’s Fireside, which was due to make its debut on social media this night at 6.30pm. The former This Morning presenter’s career move had drawn loads of pleasure from her 80,000 Twitter followers, as it’s going to see her studying tales from her books over Facebook.
The best-selling creator, who cut up from her estranged husband Phil Vickery final yr, has revealed over 15 books, together with standard fiction titles reminiscent of The Daughters of Cornwall, New Beginnings, and The Holiday Home.
However, Fern’s fans have been left questioning the place the primary instalment of her on-line collection was when it wasn’t reside on the platform on time.
It wasn’t the primary time that the tv persona’s new move had involved fans, as some beforehand expressed their disappointment over the information that it could solely be obtainable to view on Facebook.
One fan shared the problem with the star after she tweeted: “It’s practically time! I’m stoking the fireplace and getting snug.
“The first #FernsFireside studying will begin at 6.30pm over on Facebook.
“This week I’ll learn from #HiddenTreasures and you’re so welcome to be a part of me! Love, Fern x.”
“Still nothing?” One of Fern’s followers requested the star in response at 6.43pm.
After recognizing the Twitter person’s message, Fern took to the micro-blogging web site to tackle the delay.
Blaming technical points, the star stated: “Major Disaster and his good friend Colonel Cockup have been someplace fidgeting with the connections I believe.”
To make it up to her fans, Fern added in a separate tweet: “However! On Sunday there will likely be an omnibus version … like @BBCTheArchers! #StoriesbytheFire xxx see you tomorrow night time 6.30 xxx.”
After the technical points have been resolved, the mum-of-four returned to Twitter to share the excellent news.
She penned: “Chapter one has landed on FB! Thank you a lot to the techies who received it out.”
Despite the preliminary issues Fern confronted, her readers have been delighted to tune into her first studying.
One particular person wrote: “Really loved your first studying thanks.”
Another added: “Fabulous Fern I’m misplaced in the story already. Looking ahead to tomorrow’s chapters.”
A 3rd fan stated: “I liked it Fern, wanted that after an energy-sapping morning at work.”
It comes after Fern apologised to fans after they identified that her collection must be obtainable on extra platforms.
One social media person wrote: “I used to be so excited until I noticed it was on FB [Facebook]! Ah nicely, you’ll be able to’t please everybody. I will likely be quietly jealous and hope it goes nicely for you and everybody who tunes in may have a fab time xx.”
Ferne shortly responded, admitting that her expertise abilities aren’t the very best.
She stated: “We’ll strive as time goes on .. I’m not so good on the tech x”.
In a later publish, she continued: “Forgive my ineptitude however fantastic younger individuals handle all of the content material on FB so I can’t reply personally xxxxx.
“I’m a whizz on the Twitters tho!”(sic)