Tess Daly: I'm sleepless with worry while Vernon Kay is in 'I'm A Celeb' camp

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2-min read

Watch: Tess Daly reveals she’s struggling to sleep while husband Vernon is in I’m A Celeb

Tess Daly has confessed she has been sleepless with worry while husband Vernon Kay is appearing in I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

TV presenter Kay, 46, has spent the last three weeks camped out in a castle in north Wales for the ITV reality show, enduring gruesome trials to win food.

Strictly Come Dancing host Daly, 51, who married Kay in 2003, told Lorraine: “Honestly, I have barely slept. I don’t think I have slept more than five or six hours since he has been in there...”

Vernon Kay spoke about his visit to Chequers Photo by ITV/Shutterstock (11086793lp)
Vernon Kay is away in the I'm A Celebrity castle. (ITV/Shutterstock)

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She added: “It feels like he has been away forever. I think about him every moment of every day and I watch him every night.

“He is doing brilliantly and it’s lovely watching him but it’s nerve-wracking, it really is. I worry about him being cold, about him not eating…”

Daly also revealed she had dreamt she was taking part in an I’m A Celebrity trial with her Strictly co-host Claudia Winkleman.

She said: “It involved snakes and being underground and it was terrifying.”

Daly and Kay – who have two daughters, Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11 – renewed their vows in 2015 in a surprise ceremony in France, organised by Kay.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Tess Daly and Vernon Kay attend day 3 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 03, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
Tess Daly and Vernon Kay have been married for 17 years. (Getty Images)

Speaking about it on I’m A Celebrity, he revealed: “I gave her a card and it said, ‘Congratulations on your second wedding day’ and I said, ‘We’re going to renew our vows.’

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“We went to reception and her mum, my parents, the kids and my brother were waiting and she was like, ‘Oh my God!’ We had such a lovely day.”

The couple worked to save their marriage after Kay confessed in 2010 to sending inappropriate messages to glamour model Rhian Sugden and four other women.

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