Reading Time: < 1 minute Fearne Cotton says she has committed to veganism (Photo: Instagram/Fearne Cotton)
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Television presenter Fearne Cotton has revealed she has been vegan for one month now.

The star, who recently published a vegan cookbook, took to Instagram to share the news with her followers.

She made a video wishing everyone a happy World Vegan Day, and described her own vegan journey.

‘Give it a go’

“Today is World Vegan Day,” she said in the video. “So if you have been toying with the idea of going vegan, this is a great day to start.

“[Her husband] Jesse has been vegan for a week now. I’d been toying with the idea of going vegan for a couple of years, but more recently I’ve committed and I’ve been vegan now for a month. 

“It’s been absolutely wonderful and I’ve so enjoyed it…If you want to give going vegan a try, give it a go, use the hashtag #GoVegan24 and just do it for a day, see how you feel, and good luck. Happy World Vegan Day.”


#GoVegan24 is an initiative created by vegan charity Viva! encouraging people to ditch meat and dairy for a day, and post about their experience on social media.

“The planet and our wildlife is under huge threat from livestock farming and fishing. The natural world is disappearing in front of us,” Viva! Founder and Director Juliet Gellatley said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

“Going vegan can stop this. We’re calling on people who might feel going vegan is a step too far to try it for just 24 hours. #GoVegan24 is the perfect way to explore a vegan diet. I’m sure those that do will be pleasantly surprised.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.