Fern Britton reveals the rift that led to her breakup with her first husband

Fern Britton says she secretly took a Mensa test and passed – causing rift with ex-husband Clive Jones

Fern Britton Passed Mensa Test While First Husband Clive Jones Failed
Fern Britton Passed Mensa Test While First Husband Clive Jones Failed

Fern Britton has revealed that taking a Mensa test led to her divorcing her first husband.

The TV presenter, 64, admitted that her passing of the test when ex-husband Clive Jones did not cause a rift in their relationship.

The IQ test allows people to join the High IQ Association if they score in the top two percent of the population, and Clive – with whom Fern shares three children – is unimpressed that she has secretly taken it. family.

Speaking on Walking the dog with Emily Dean podcast, the former This Morning host said: “He has this degree and I don’t. I secretly went and took the Mensa exam.

“I lied, I said I was going somewhere else, and it took me a day to do this test. I passed – and pretty well too.”

Fern Britton says her Mensa score created a rift in her relationship



She continued: “‘Then he was so angry he did it because he had a huge brain. But he was not a problem solver and he didn’t understand it. Because So, a big rift has opened.”

Fern later admitted to ending their 12-year marriage and, after getting married in 1988, they went their separate ways in 2000.

In the same year, Fern married celebrity chef Phil Vickery and the couple share a 20-year-old daughter Winnie. Fern and Phil split in 2020.

She went on to tell the podcast that she never knew how high her IQ was until she took the test and said she has imposter syndrome after writing 10 books in a row. over a decade.

And she believes she could have presented a more serious show if she had accepted it to make her career more serious.

She added: “Some people think, ‘Oh she’s so stupid,’ but I’m actually very bright.”

Fern and her second husband Phil Vickery



Fern has previously confessed that she misses best friends with her old Phil. Speaking to Weekend Magazine, she admitted the couple’s romance had unfortunately been on the wrong track.

“We had a great time,” she said. “We were best friends. And I miss that friendship.

“But there comes a time when the kids can barely leave your hand and you look at each other and wonder where we’re going from here.”

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