Vernon Kay is one of the 10 celebrities in the I’m A Celebrity 2020 line up and the TV presenter’s wife, Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly, shared a sweet family snap in support of her husband as he entered the castle for the first time last night.
Posting the photo, that featured Vernon and Tess with their two daughters Phoebe and Amber, on her Instagram account Tess wrote:
‘GOOD LUCK VERNON. After not being able to see him for what feels like AGES me and the girls can’t wait to watch Vern on tonight’s first @imacelebrity and see how he fares in the Castle! We love you SO much and we miss you TONS!’
As Tess is currently filming this year’s series of Strictly as the host alongside Claudia Winkleman and Vernon will have had to isolate before entering I’m A Celebrity as a safety precaution against coronavirus, the couple will not have seen each other in the week or so leading up to Vernon’s debut on the show.
But how long have the couple been married and when did they meet?
How long have Vernon Kay and Tess Daly been married?
Vernon Kay and Tess Daly got married on September 12 2003 and celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary together this year.
The couple started dating in 2000 and tied the knot two years later in Vernon’s hometown of Horwich, Greater Manchester.
They have since had two children together, Phoebe, 15, and Amber, 10, who were featured in the image Tess shared in support of Vernon this week.
The family photo is especially rare as Vernon explained to a fan on social media last year that the couple actively avoid sharing too much of their home life online with the general public, preferring instead to live a much more private life:
‘Pictures of our family life are all labelled nicely on an iPad or in Apple photo books for us to share, as a family,’ Vernon explained.
‘No need to invite the world into our home life, some do, but it’s not for us. We are 100 [per cent]. Thanks for asking.’
Vernon and Tess’ marriage hit the headlines in 2010 when Vernon was caught sending inappropriate messages to glamour model Rhian Sugden.
The star made a public apology at the time and promised live on BBC Radio 1 that he would no longer contact Rhian.
Referring to the scandal in 2017, Tess told The Times: ‘All marriages have their moments.
‘Marriage is a work in progress. Vernon and I are just people, at the end of the day.’
I’m A Celebrity continues on ITV on Monday night at 9pm.Credit: Original article published here.