This Morning chef Phil Vickery, 61, publicly shared a kiss with Lorraine Stanton after a date in London yesterday. The 58-year-old is believed to be the best friend of his ex-wife Fern Britton, who he split from in 2020.
The chef and Lorraine, who also works in hospitality, smooched as they leaned over a suitcase and bags appearing to be saying goodbye to one another.
It is believed he stayed in the capital after shooting his segment on Tuesday’s This Morning and was spotted with Fern’s pal the following day.
A friend told The Sun: “They look like teenagers in love and that will be just so hurtful for Fern.
“Behaving this way in public will feel like a betrayal.”
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“But on the other hand, life is pretty b****y perfect right now and I’m happy with my company, so meeting someone would simply be icing on the cake.”
In the same month, Phil accidentally referred to Fern as his “wife” during a segment on This Morning.
The chef told viewers how his way of making a trifle didn’t always go down too well at home.
He spilled: “I love trifle in any shape or form but there’s something quite nice about having a summer theme, and Pimms is one of those things…
“To me, it’s very simple, it’s sponge with jam, no jelly, absolutely no jelly – that caused a lot of consternation in the family.
“My wife – my ex-wife didn’t like that, I should say.”
The ex couple announced their split in January 2020, telling fans they had “20 happy years” together.
Fern’s statement at the time read: “Phil and I have decided to go our separate ways.
“We will always share a great friendship and our lovely children,” before going on to thank fans for their kindness.
They share daugther Winnie, 21, together and she also has three other children from a previous marriage.