I’m A Celebrity star Vernon Kay has been using a secret signal to send messages to his wife Tess Daly.
The TV presenter, 46, is currently living in camp alongside the likes of Shane Richie, Jordan North and Victoria Derbyshire, but he’s still finding ways to communicate with home during the live shows.
His wife Tess, 51, who he has been married to since 2003, revealed that Vernon has been sending her messages each night by using a secret signal they came up with before he entered camp.
After Vernon was seen saying hello to the couple’s daughters Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11, live on air, the Strictly Come Dancing host took to Instagram to reveal that he has also been reaching out to her by touching his left ear.
Tess shared a clip of Vernon waving to the camera and mouthing, ‘Hi Amber, Hi Phoebe,’ and wrote: ‘Loved Vernon waving hello to Phoebe & Amber tonight! So sweet they loved it!
‘Nice to see the novelty of live TV hasn’t worn off for @vernonkay ? #ImACeleb.’
When one fan asked Tess why Vernon hadn’t said hello to her, she replied: ‘Ant had to move him on for the next live trial. He touches his left ear as a signal for me. I’m delighted for the girls were made up! Xx.’
Vernon, who was also heard accidentally swearing during the live trial, was seen doing exactly that during Sunday night’s show when Ant and Dec headed into camp to reveal the results of the latest public vote.
When the pair addressed Vernon to reveal he wouldn’t be taking part in the latest Bushtucker trial, Vernon was seen touching his ear as the camera zoomed in on him.
It was revealed that Jess Plummer and AJ Pritchard would by taking on the trial together.
Vernon isn’t the only star who has been sending messages back home, as Giovanna Fletcher has been reaching out to her kids by making the same sign on camera whenever she can.
She’s often seen putting her thumb to her nose and wiggling her fingers, with Giovanna’s husband, McFly star Tom Fletcher, revealing on This Morning: ‘That was a little signal when she does that.’
He confirmed: ‘That was a little signal to the kids.’
I’m A Celebrity airs nightly on ITV at 9pm.
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