Fern Britton, 62, took to Twitter after she noticed concerned fans had shared their worries when they saw a news alert about a British person dying due to the coronavirus. The social media users admitted they saw the words “First Briton” in the notification and misread it as the presenter’s name.
The news alert was actually informing people about the first Briton who had died of the disease after contracting it on a cruise ship.
Fern responded to some tweets with a series of reassuring heart emojis to tell her fans they didn’t need to worry about her welfare.
One person posted: “Was standing in the queue in supermarket earlier and this popped up on my phone I thought for a min it said @Fern_Britton my heart I nearly screamed to the whole queue.”
Another frightened fan commented: “I read this as FERN BRITON. Almost dropped my phone from shock #CoronaVirus.”
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Fern previously shared her thoughts about how the virus should be dealt with.
The former This Morning presenter urged the BBC and ITV to cover how to correctly wash your hands to prevent it from spreading further.
Fern recently made a suggestion to Eamonn Holmes, asking whether a demonstration on hygiene would work well on the ITV daytime show.
She wrote in a tweet: “Dear @EamonnHolmes would an item on how to wash your hands effectively ie the ways doctors and nurses do, be a good item for TM?
The couple share an 18-year-old daughter called Winnie.
Fern also has twin sons Jack and Harry, 25, and daughter Grace, 20, from her first marriage to Clive Jones.
Following the split, the star shared her “reasons to be cheerful” with fans last month.
She captioned the pretty snaps: “Reasons to be cheerful,” followed by a grinning face emoji.