January 21, 2021

Im A Celebrity 2020: Tess Daly has barely slept over husband Vernon Kays – Metro.co.uk


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Tess Daly has been struggling to watch her husband Vernon Kay on I’m A Celebrity, being left ‘in tears and unable to sleep’ over the past two weeks. 

The Strictly Come Dancing host has been married to the Family Fortunes presenter for 17 years and has watched Vernon every night as he takes on the challenge of living in a Welsh derelict castle. 

It’s clear he feels the same, and has been sending them secret messages during the live shows

While Tess and their daughters, Phoebe and Amber, are proud of Vernon’s efforts so far, she told Lorraine today that she’s ready for her husband to come home. 

‘Oh my goodness, it feels like he has been away forever,’ she said. ‘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…’ 

Tess Daly appears on Lorraine

Tess has been struggling watching her husband on I’m A Celebrity (Picture: ITV)

As a result, it’s had an adverse effect on her, leaving her unable to sleep properly, and when she does, she’s dreaming about being in the castle with him. 

‘I don’t think I have slept more than five or six hours since he has been in there,’ she said.

Vernon Kay on I'm A Celebrity

Vernon has been keeping spirits high while in the castle (Picture: ITV)

‘The other day I woke up dreaming I was doing a challenge with Claudia [Winkleman, her Strictly co-host]. It involved snakes and being underground and it was terrifying…’

‘I am living and breathing it every step of the way but loving it,’ she added. ‘I have laughed with them and cried with them.’ 

Luckily for Tess, it’s not too much longer until they can be reunited – with the final happening this Friday.

Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV. I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! airs nightly at 9pm, also on ITV.

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