Big Brother star Fern Britton is reportedly desperate for her own TV show (Photo: Shutterstock for Big Brother)

Big Brother star Fern Britton is said to be plotting her return to TV with her own show.

The former This Morning legend, 66, reached the final of the ITV reality show, which featured the likes of Louis Walsh, Gary Goldsmith and winner David Potts.

And now she's planning a big return to our screens, after directing This Morning from 2002 to 2009 with Phillip Schofield.

A source said: 'Fern is planning her big TV comeback. She is desperate to make her own chat show and is already in talks with TV networks.

'CBB did her a lot of good, the public forgot how nice she is, but the show gave her a new lease of life.

'It's no secret that she was mistreated before and it stopped her from watching TV again, but now she feels ready to return to the screen.'

Fern has previously addressed her alleged feud with Schofield, who quit This Morning last year after admitting his “reckless but not illegal” affair with a younger employee.

Fern Britton and Phillip Schofield

Fern presented This Morning with Phillip Schofield between 2002 and 2009 (Photo: Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock)
Schofield quit This Morning after admitting his 'reckless but not illegal affair' with Holly Willoughby leaving months later (Photo: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

Since then, Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard have taken on the roles of permanent hosts, after Holly Willoughby also stepped down months after Schofield.

Following her abrupt departure from the show, Fern failed to mention her then co-host Schofield, who later claimed in his autobiography that the pair had an intense falling out which caused their relationship to 'sour'.

She later claimed that an on-set incident caused her to leave, and it wasn't about an alleged pay difference.

'There was also a persistent rumor that I left because Phillip was earning more than me and I always say to people, 'Why would I leave a show for nothing if I was worried about money?' Ray D'Arcy show in 2020.

She added: 'Something happened and I thought, “This is it” and I walked away and quit my job. I was treated very badly, actually. And after a while I thought, “Screw it.”

Fern is said to be planning her revenge (Photo: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Now it's been said that Fern is having 'her final revenge', with the source adding Lovely: 'She's warm, thoughtful and funny – all the things TV producers look for in a presenter.

“Now that Phillip is no longer in the picture, she can get her revenge and be a hit on TV once again!”

While in the Celebrity Big Brother house, Fern reignited feud rumors when she said she would 'leave' if Schofield joined.

“I got off the train and it's on the horizon now, so I honestly don't know,” she said, when Goldsmith asked what she thought of the show's recent changes.

Fern Britton

Fern reignited rivalry rumors after claiming she would leave if Schofield entered the house (Photo: Shutterstock for Big Brother)

Goldsmith – who also admitted he thought Boris Johnson did a “good job” as Prime Minister and said the world is a 'safer place' with Donald Trump – then mentioned to Britton that Schofield was rumored to be entering the Big Brother house.

“I may have to leave at this point,” Fern replied.

She added that the new lineup of Shephard and Deeley is a “new era” for the show.

The former presenter admitted it was “complicated” at times working on This Morning, but added that she feels it is an institution that “shakes but comes together again”.

Metro.co.uk has approached Fern's representatives for comment.

Celebrity Big Brother is available to watch on ITVX.

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