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The family later moved to Southampton where Phillips completed her schooling at Millbrook Community School.After leaving school, Phillips worked for a short time at Mr Kipling's Bakery in Eastleigh, near Southampton. Perhaps it’s the dressing-gown intimacy of the early hour that inspires such fierce loyalty, but those who tune in invariably care passionately about it; the personalities, the frocks, the chemistry, even the fake views from the fake windows, for heaven’s sake.

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'I was brushing my teeth, thinking, "God, can't they do anything without me?

" 'Martin is hopeless at dealing with the boys in the morning.

'I was getting up at 4am to go work, and there's an irritability that comes with complete sleep deprivation. I still take pleasure in being able to do simple things like that.

'When I was at GMTV it would be, "I've got to go home and get to bed" – not that I ever did.

This is because she ran out of the house earlier without her only working debit card (her others may have been hacked, but she hasn’t had time to ring the bank), having frantically gone through the pockets of everything she wore yesterday while filming a documentary The Truth About Stress for the BBC, part of its mental health season.‘My husband says to me, “You’re always losing things.” And I think, “Yes, because I’m so busy.” If you can learn to just be in the moment, as I’ve discovered while making this programme…’ And off she goes again, not at all in the moment, about how she’d stopped at Birmingham New Street station on the way back from filming to do an emergency food shop for her teenage sons Nathaniel, 17, and Mackenzie, 14, even though her husband Martin Frizell (who has his own busy job as editor of This Morning) said he would take care of it.

‘I still worry.’She’s living proof of the gender stress gap; a recent study found that women worry more than men about situations, real or imagined, because we hold on to concerns and churn them over. Men get stressed about things at work, but they don’t seem to notice at home,’ she notes wearily.

So much so, that even the notoriously un-savvy Gordon Brown had not merely heard of her but, memorably, offered her a peerage and a voice-of-the-people role in his government, which she astutely turned down, sensing, perspicaciously, that he might not win the election.

The rest of us know her as a passionate Alzheimer’s campaigner, a daughter who struggled to care first for her dementia-sufferer mother and now her seriously ill father, a wife battling to keep her marriage together and a mother to Nathaniel, 12 and Mackenzie, nine. Part of me longs to spend my days floating about cooking and grooming donkeys and growing organic vegetables,” she sighs, shaking her head at her own inconsistency.

“The other part can’t sit still and strains to get up and out and earn a living, which I’ve done since I had two paper rounds and a Pools round when I was 11.” It has been three years since the queen bee of breakfast abruptly took flight from the sofa.

Strung out and exhausted after 12 years by the conflicting demands of antisocial work hours, children and shuttling up and down the motorway to see her ailing mother in Wales, she had become a reluctant poster girl for the sandwich generation. In 2008, she upped and left midway into her £300,000 contract, controversially announcing that women “can’t have it all”.

However, the programme, in which Fiona and three volunteers undergo a variety of stress tests, questions whether all stress is bad.

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