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Fearne Cotton vowed to do ‘self-inventory’ ahead of her 40th birthday

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Fearne Cotton vowed to do 'self-inventory' ahead of her 40th birthday

Fearne Cotton has detailed her vow to ‘get ride of negative self-limiting beliefs’ ahead of her 40th birthday, as she discussed her new book Bigger Than Us during an interview with Lorraine Kelly on Friday. 

The 40-year-old detailed how she decided to look back over the last 10 years of her life, saying: ‘It was around the time that I’d just turned or was turning 40 and I wanted to look back. 

‘Undo some of the little knots that I’d made and do some self-inventory and learn some more, and get rid of some of the negative self limiting beliefs I’d had.’  

Important: Fearne Cotton has detailed her vow to 'get ride of negative self-limiting beliefs' ahead of her 40th birthday, after sharing her struggles with mental health

Important: Fearne Cotton has detailed her vow to 'get ride of negative self-limiting beliefs' ahead of her 40th birthday, after sharing her struggles with mental health

Important: Fearne Cotton has detailed her vow to ‘get ride of negative self-limiting beliefs’ ahead of her 40th birthday, after sharing her struggles with mental health 

Fearne explained that the research she conducted whilst writing ‘really really helped’.  

She continued by talking about the ways in which the book helped, she said: ‘If we want to feel good, grounded, happy and feel contentment we have to have an experience of connections with obviously other people but also nature the planet and just life itself. 

‘So this was my way of exploring that.’

The outfit: Fearne wore a fitted pink jumpsuit with red suede pointed boots for the daytime TV appearance

The outfit: Fearne wore a fitted pink jumpsuit with red suede pointed boots for the daytime TV appearance

The outfit: Fearne wore a fitted pink jumpsuit with red suede pointed boots for the daytime TV appearance

Fearne Cotton vowed to do 'self-inventory' ahead of her 40th birthday

Fearne Cotton vowed to do 'self-inventory' ahead of her 40th birthday

Smiles: Lorraine (above) and Fearne both discussed how the book is easy to understand and isn’t full of ‘mumbo jumbo’ when speaking about spirituality

Lorraine and Fearne both discussed how the book is easy to understand and isn’t full of ‘mumbo jumbo’ when speaking about spirituality. 

Fearne added: ‘It doesn’t have to be!’ 

The mother of two summed up the book by saying it is about slowing down and noticing everything that is going on around you.    

For the TV appearance Fearne wore a smart-casual fitted pink jumpsuit from Finery London with LK Bennett red suede pointed boots. 

She had her blonde hair shining in gentle curls and accessorised with chunky silver necklaces. 

The official publication day was Thursday triggering many people to post about their new bookshop buy, including TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal. 

Support: Fearne officially released her new book on Thursday, sparking many of her celebrity pals to share their praise, including TV presenter Rylan Clark (pictured)

Support: Fearne officially released her new book on Thursday, sparking many of her celebrity pals to share their praise, including TV presenter Rylan Clark (pictured)

 Support: Fearne officially released her new book on Thursday, sparking many of her celebrity pals to share their praise, including TV presenter Rylan Clark (pictured)

Fearne has previously discussed her struggles with depression, and in January 2021 admitted that it is part of her everyday life and that it knocked her ‘work confidence’ partly leading her to leave her roles on Celebrity Juice and BBC Radio.

‘[Depression] is a chapter that I often in my work talk around, but not really about it because there’s so much of it that I’m still processing and still have a bit of a hangover with,’ the mother-of-two explained. 

‘A lot of my work has come from that area of my life where I fell into a pretty big hole of depression and not much around me seemed to make sense. 

‘I felt very isolated and very alone in my experience. It was long before I even dared use the word depression…

‘Now, it’s an everyday part of my life, whether it’s friends who know that I’ll open up about it or mostly in my work. Before this point, I would never have dared talk about my mental health. I don’t think I even knew what that was.

‘Obviously, by default, I felt very alone in that due to the fact that I hadn’t had those conversations. There are a few things I’m still working on from that time. One of them is confidence, because I totally lost it when I didn’t have any at all, which has really hindered me in my work life and somewhat in my personal life…

‘My working life, I really lost confidence… I literally couldn’t put myself out there in the way that I used to.’

Fearne hosted a mid-morning show on BBC Radio 1 from 2009-2015, after which she sat in for Zoe Ball on Radio 2, before quitting. She was a team captain on Celebrity Juice from 2008-2018.

‘I still have this weird hangover,’ she went on. ‘I willingly went onto Sunday Brunch at the weekend, which is always the most joyful experience, they feed you, they give you alcohol at 10AM, it’s a very nice experience…

Open: She cited her mental health as the reason for leaving Celebrity Juice and BBC Radio, and only has glowing things to say about the experience of being on them otherwise

Open: She cited her mental health as the reason for leaving Celebrity Juice and BBC Radio, and only has glowing things to say about the experience of being on them otherwise

Open: She cited her mental health as the reason for leaving Celebrity Juice and BBC Radio, and only has glowing things to say about the experience of being on them otherwise

‘[Before] I wouldn’t even think about it. I would feel completely calm, enjoy it, excited about going on. But I think the lack of confidence that I lost during this period of depression, I still find it really hard to summon that in those very exposing live TV ways where anyone could ask me anything at any point.

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 ‘And it’s like anybody could say anything, do anything. I used to love it, get a kick out of it, and now I feel like a soft peach, like I’m too exposed and I find it really scary.’

Fearne cites her mental health as the reason for leaving these shows, and only has glowing things to say about the experience of being on them otherwise.

‘Honestly, when I did my Radio 1 show, it was just a joy. Towards the end of it, there was perhaps some stuff going on for me but, really, for the majority of my Radio 1 career, it did feel easier, I guess,’ she said.

She added: ‘ I left Radio 1 and I was about to have my daughter, Honey, my second child. I had no work at all. None. Zero jobs. I had no safety net. I think I was sort of busy dealing with that. And then all of the other stuff sort of came later, really.

‘But it was worth the jump. I think having a bit of a break or a bit of stillness is no bad thing. And it’s where you start to potentially have ideas and to just think of life in a new way.’

Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV. 

Back soon: Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV

Back soon: Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV

Back soon: Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV

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