Fern Britton is to step down from presenting ITV’s flagship daytime show This Morning after 10 years in the hotseat. She is planning to pursue new projects and spend more time with her family after the current series comes to an end in July.

Did we find out via the official statment released from ITV? No, we found out via Phillip Schofield and his love of Twitter – genius!

“After 10 years with This Morning, I have decided to leave the show at the end of the current series. I will present my last show on July 17th, my birthday, which seems somehow appropriate,” Fern said.

I wonder who will replace her? Please don’t let it be one of the Loose Women!