Fern Britton has dropped a hint that she may have felt betrayed after sharing a to the point message on Twitter.

The former This Morning host announced her split from Phil Vickery, her husband of almost 20 years, earlier this year.

At the time, they said they had shared "more than 20 happy years together" but had decided to go their "separate ways".

Fern, 63, shared the poignant message with her 76,400 Twitter followers on Tuesday morning as she resonated with the author of the heartfelt message.

Alongside the quote, Fern penned: "Thank you for posting this. Whoever wrote this KNOWS! Xx."

Fern shared a cryptic message about betrayal

Before she went on to say: "This fits so perfectly."

The original tweet read: "In life, you will fall out with people that you never thought you would. Get betrayed by people you trusted with all of your heart. Get used by people you would do anything for. But life also has a beautiful side to it.

"You will get loved by someone you never thought you would have. Form new friendships with people that will establish more meaningful and stronger relationships. And overcome things you never thought you would get over.

Fern and Phil split after almost 20 years of marriage

"We all have chapters that end with people at some point in life. But take pride in knowing that the very best part of your book is still being written."

Fern and Phil were known on the celebrity circle as the ultimate power couple.

In June, the author revealed she was missing her ex-husband after admitting she had "hurt people."

The author revealed she was on good terms with Phil following their split

She said: "I know I've hurt people but people have hurt me too.

"We had a wonderful time. We were the best of friends. And I miss that friendship."

Speaking to fellow tele personality, Lorraine, she divulged: "Unfortunately, Phil and I fell apart. And I had this book to write this book and get it out on the deadline..."

She added: "We separated at the beginning of the year and fortunately it's all smooth.

"We just came to the end of the road, you know, which is sad."

Fern shares one daughter, Winnie, 18, with Phil.