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Celebrity T.V presenter Fearne Cotton has described veganism as ‘energizing’ and ‘not as hard’ as she thought. 

The star made the comment in the latest episode of The Chickpeeps  Podcast, hosted by Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch

Cotton told Lynch her vegan journey started when she was 11. She ditched meat after watching a news show on the transportation of animals. However, the presenter said she ‘hadn’t even heard’ of veganism at this time. 

‘I incrementally became vegan’

More recently, Cotton said veganism had ‘caught her interest’ as it propelled in the mainstream. She began cooking more vegan foods and then decided to eschew from animal products completely.

“I incrementally became vegan,” Cotton said. “The last thing to go – because I was never a big dairy fan anyway – was eggs.

“I loved an omelet and I was like ‘I need to get over myself here and just stop eating eggs’. Because it’s really not a big deal to not eat an omelet in the morning. 

“It was about a year and a half ago that I just went ‘that’s it, no more eggs. Goodbye eggs.’ And it’s been amazing. It hasn’t been as hard as I thought at all.”

‘Full hog vegan’

When asked whether her decision to ditch eggs came from an ethical pressure, Cotton replied: “I think I just wanted to go full hog vegan and really kind of live and breathe that experience and not buy any new leather products. 

“Now, I always try and buy either just non-leather products or shoes like Dr. Martens that do great vegan shoes.”

You can listen to the full podcast here

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.