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Britton no longer at war

The biggest feud on breakfast TV has come to an end, thanks to a well-timed text message. Philip Schofield and Fern Britton haven't spoken since their six year reign as the King and Queen of daytime telly ended, with Fern leaving because of a salary dispute. But now Phil has apparently sent a nice SMS to Britton, and the thaw may have begun. Phew.

Fern told The Sun,'I had a lovely text from Phillip Schofield last night. I can't tell you what it said - it's personal - but it was very nice, very nice indeed. I wasn't expecting it - it just came out of the blue last night when I was on my way home in the car. It was very sweet of him. I watch Dancing On Ice and what he does is brilliant and he knows exactly what he's doing. My Phil went out for lunch with him the other day but we haven't had a chance to meet up because he's been busy and I've been busy.'

Fern ended her successful telly partnership with Phil after The Sun kindly revealed that Schofield was taking home three times as much cash as Fern for presenting their joint show, Mr and Mrs. Since then, the pair haven't spoken, with Phil swapping Fern for the smiley, well-endowed dolly bird, Holly. TV: not a place for feminism.

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