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Who Is Phil Vickery? This Morning Chef Who’s Married To Fern Britton

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PHIL Vickery has delighted This Morning fans for over 18 years, setting hearts racing with his gourmet mix of charm, humour and foodie knowledge.

But what else is the 56-year-old known for and how long has he been married to telly favourite Fern Britton?

Rex Features Phil Vickery has been a regular food expert on This Morning since 1999

Who is Phil Vickery and what’s he known for?

Phil Vickery was born on 2 May 1961 and is best known for his work as This Morning‘s resident chef.

He joined the show in 1999 and has been helping the nation to cook delicious dishes ever since.

The top chef prides himself on using recipes that include locally sourced ingredients and typical British grub.

But Phil isn’t afraid to have some fun in the kitchen, and is often caught up in hilarious blunders with his co-hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

Rex Features Phil Vickery and This Morning co-hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

What else has Phil Vickery done?

Phil made over 200 appearances on the much-loved cooking show Ready Steady Cook between 1996 and 2010.

The chef has released 17 cook books with several of his most popular works focusing on gluten-free recipes.

His latest release is in association with Coeliac UK and is titled Essential Gluten-Free: 175 recipes that will revolutionise your diet.

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Married At First Sight Groom Richard Melts Viewers Hearts After He Practices His First Dance With His Dog

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MARRIED At First Sight viewers were left smitten after watching a nervous groom practise his first dance with his dog.

On last night’s show Richard, 28, tied the knot with Harriet, 32, despite never meeting before after undergoing a series of test to check their compatibility.

Channel 4 Richard practised his dance moves with his dog on Married at First Sight

But before walking down the aisle and meeting Harriet, Richard decided to prepare for the moment with the help of his pup, Merlin.

The police sergeant lifted the dog up and twirled around to classic wedding tune At Last by Etta James.

Those watching at home absolutely loved it and took to Twitter declaring their love for him – and some even offering to marrying him.

One  person tweeted: “Richard, if Harriet doesn’t want you and that adorable dog, I’m next in line 😅 #MarriedAtFirstSight.”

Channel 4 Viewers loved his relationship with his dog

While another wrote: “How cute is Richard and his dog? If I wern’t so old I’d marry him just from seeing how much he loves his doggy❤❤”

And someone else remarked: “Richard dancing with his dog!!! I’ll marry him!!! #MarriedAtFirstSight.”

Richard had struggled to find love thanks to working unsociable hours, despite trying up to a dozen different dating sites.

Discussing his part on the show, he said: “We work strange hours, we work evenings and weekends and it does have an impact on relationships but I’m definitely a romantic.

Channel 4 Harriet and Richard marry after meeting at the alter for the first time

Channel 4 The pair are impressed on first impressions

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Who Is Amanda Holden’s Husband Chris Hughes And When Did He Marry The Britain’s Got Talent Judge?

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BRITAIN’S Got Talent judge Amanda Holden may be a household name but what about her husband Chris Hughes?

What does he do for a living and how did the pair first meet? Here’s the full lowdown…

Rex Features Amanda and Chris have been married for nine years

Who is Chris Hughes?

Chris is a record producer. He and Amanda met in 2003 after meeting in Los Angeles but only started dating in 2004.

They now live in Richmond-upon-Thames.

When did they marry?

The pair wed in December 2008 at St Margaret’s Church in Somerset.

The reception was held at Babington House – an exclusive members only club and hotel just moments away.

As the day took place near Christmas, the chapel was decorated with fake snow and candles were lit while Christmas ivy hung over the entrance.

Chris’ best man was former Formula One driver, David Coulthard.

Rex Features The couple are parents to Alexa, 11, and Hollie, five.

Do they have children together?

Amanda and Chris have two children, Alexa, 11, and Hollie, five.

In February 2011, Amanda lost their baby son Theo when he was stillborn at seven months.

Does Chris enjoy the limelight?

Amanda has revealed she gets put on the “naughty step” for revealing details of their personal life.

She admitted in 2016: “Much to my poor husband’s dismay, I confess everything to some newspaper or other every week by accident or on Twitter, because I am chatty I have no more secrets because of social media and life in general.

She continued: “I wear my heart on my sleeve and most people know everything about me. Obviously, there are things that are still personal that I wouldn’t broadcast but mostly this is it.”

When asked if she regretted anything she had said, the Britain’s Got Talent judge exclaimed: “Oh god! All the time! Every week! Every week when I sit on the naughty step because Chris puts me there.”

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Who Is Mama June Aka June Shannon? From Not To Hot Season Two Star From Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

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MAMA June hit the headlines for her shocking weight loss, which was documented in a show that tracked her journey.

The reality series Mama June: From Not to Hot showcased her transformation – and it was far from plain sailing as she threw the towel in after stomach surgery left her writhing in agony.

WE! Mama June has been showing off her weight loss

She was persuaded to return to the process and have the final surgery to deal with her “batwings” and “turkey neck”.

But what else is there to know about the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star?

Here is what we have found out…

Who is Mama June?

Mama June was born June Shannon August 10, 1979. She was was born and raised in Georgia, USA.

She found fame when her daughter Alana was on Toddlers & Tiaras.

Alana then got her own show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and the rest is history.

TLC Mama June found fame when her daughter Alana got her own show, Here Comes Hone Boo Boo

The reality series, which was made by TLC, was a big hit as it followed the lives of Mama June and her family and the hilarious situations they got themselves into.

How many children does Mama June have? Is she married?

Mama June has four children.

Anna ‘Chickadee’ Shannon (born 1995), Jessica ‘Chubbs’ Shannon (born 1997), Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon (born 2000), and Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson (born 2005).

All four of June’s children have different fathers, and Mama June is not married.

She was previously with husband Mike ‘Sugar Bear’ Thompson from 2004 until 2016, having wed in 2013, but they are now divorced.

Mama June vowed to never walk down the aisle again, after Sugar Bear broke her heart.

Why was Here Comes Honey Boo Boo taken off air?

Honey Boo Boo was cancelled back in 2014.

Even though the show was a massive success worldwide, TLC pulled the plug after reports June was seeing a former boyfriend convicted of child molestation.

It was alleged by TMZ that June was secretly dating Mark McDaniel when he got out of prison after serving 10 years for forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old.

At the time Mama June released a statement saying: “These statements of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue. I would not ever ever every put my kids in danger. I love my kids too much. That is my past. I have not seen that person in 10 years and I don’t seem to want to see that person.”

Getty Images – WireImage The reality star used to weigh 33 stone

How much weight has Mama June lost?

Mama June starred in her own reality show, WE TV’s Mama June: From Not to Hot, which documented her incredible weight loss as she dropped from 33 stone down to a UK size 8 throughout the course of the show.

In the first episode of the series, viewers watched as she went through the life-altering gastric sleeve surgery to kick start her weight loss.

Viewers have also seen her undergo a special fat freezing procedure to get rid of her ‘turkey neck’.

Mama June revealed her kids poked fun at the excess fat around her neck, so she vowed to get rid of it.

She signed up to undergo a special procedure called “cool sculpting,” which blasts away the fat.

She said: “My kids joke about my turkey neck or ‘gobble gobble’… Really honestly, I’m feeling the nerves.”

She was seen having the operation explained to her by her consultant, and Mama June was told she would have to wait eight weeks to see the results.

Fans had to wait weeks themselves until the reality star finally unveiled her completed makeover – but it was worth the wait.

She is currently starring in season two of the reality series.

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