As the host of Strictly Come Dancing, she’s used to seeing celebrities put on awe-inspiring displays when they hit the floor for a ballroom performance.
But Tess Daly, 51, admitted that along with countless fans, even she was in awe of watching her husband Vernon Kay, 46, show off his muscular figure during her recent stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here !.
Springing that her husband “looks good,” the TV personality revealed to The Sun that Vernon achieved his impressive physique after several months of pumping iron.
Big job: Tess Daly gushed about her husband Vernon Kay’s hunky physique, revealing he had reached his muscles pumping iron religiously since March
Addressing the fan reaction to her husband’s body, Tess said, “It’s hilarious, he’s been training a lot since March and when Vernon gets into things – he’s got his passions and his obsessions, whether it’s the golf, American football, triathlons and now training. – He’s going there. And he looks good! He is in shape. The best form.
However, self-proclaimed “nanny” Tess confessed that while Vernon was on the show, she spent a lot of time worrying about her husband’s hunger – and subsequently losing weight – and he spent weeks at Gwyrch Castle in North Wales.
She told the post, “I was worried if he was cold, too hungry – I’m a manger by nature, I’m happy when people eat, so I panicked about him not eating. I could see in his face that he was losing weight.
Wow: Tess admitted that along with countless fans, she was blown away watching Vernon show off his muscular figure during her recent stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Hot tip: Vernon revealed after leaving the show that he lost 2.5 stone on the rice and bean diet (pictured halfway through the series)
“I’ve heard they consume 700 calories a day, but Vern usually does around 5000. Since the first lockdown he’s on a mission to get stronger and get back in shape and he’s been out there bigger. than it ever was.
Proud Tess added that she was thrilled that the rest of the country got to see her husband for the “kind and empathetic” person he is, as well as his willingness to be a “real team player” as she called him “darling”. .
Audiences seemed to agree, as the former Family Fortunes host placed third on the hugely popular ITV reality show, behind Jordan North and the first Queen of the Castle, Giovanna Fletcher.
Vernon showed he was equally captivated by his wife’s beauty on Saturday, when she revealed a photo of herself posing in a dazzling gold dress ahead of the Strictly Come Dancing season finale, which saw Bill Bailey crowned the winner.
As Tess took to Instagram to share a photo of her stunning ensemble, Vernon wrote, “Hubba bubba !!!! Followed by the heart, loving eyes and fiery emojis.
Wow: Tess Daly looked sensational for the 2020 Strictly Come Dancing finale on Saturday night as she marveled in a dazzling gold sequin midi dress with a daring thigh slit
The feeling is mutual: by reacting to her post, Vernon showed that he admired her beauty as much as she did, writing “Hubba bubba !!!! followed by heart, love eyes and fire emojis
As he resumes his life at home, Vernon enjoyed a date night at home with his wife Tess, which he gushed about in a post shared via Instagram on Thursday.
The presenter looked smitten as he posed with co-host Strictly in a black and white snap of their night together.
Tess looked away from the lens in the beloved snap as he posed side by side with his other half, who was grinning for the camera.
Delighted with their evening, Vernon wrote in the caption: “The last nights, the night of the dates… The joy of good food, refueling and a good catch up with the family was very special! I did not miss rice and beans with fried rodents !!!
I’m A Celebrity winner Giovanna Fletcher seemed amused by Vernon’s comments about their meal, jokingly: “You didn’t even order a side of pigeon? Or squirrel? Or eel?
Sweet: As he resumes his life at home, Vernon enjoyed a date night at home with his wife Tess, which he gushed about in a post shared via Instagram on Thursday.
The author then added that she believed Vernon had shared a “stunning photo” of the two of them.
Earlier this month, Tess said she was already “feeding” her husband after his two and a half stone weight loss.
The Strictly Come Dancing star took her stories to Instagram and shared a photo of chicken soup and bread she made for her other half.
Next to the photo, the TV host wrote, “Bedtime chicken soup … feed him.”
Tess recounted her joy to have Vernon back home, sharing a photo of them together as she wrote, “After almost 5 weeks away (2 and a half isolated before going to the castle), it was is so good to have it at home ❤️ Now it’s time to raise that Christmas tree.
‘Feed Him’: Strictly Come Dancing co-host Tess Daly took her stories to Instagram and shared a photo of chicken soup and bread she made for her other half
It comes after Vernon claimed to have lost a lot of weight during his 19-day stint on I’m A Celebrity and felt “exhausted.”
The former T4 host said the program doctor broke the news after a check-up before leaving Gwrych Castle in Wales earlier this month.
He said, “We only ate rice and beans. For the first two meals, you say to yourself, “Yeah, we can do that,” then you realize that each meal is made of rice and bloody beans. It’s horrible. You are so exhausted.
“The doctor weighed us in after the show and I lost a little over two and a half stones, and I don’t have two and a half stones to lose. So you are physically exhausted, you are emotionally exhausted because you miss your family.
Vernon, who has been married to Tess for 17 years, said he looks forward to putting the weight back on Christmas.
When asked what he would do when he returned to his Buckinghamshire home he said: ‘We’re going to put the Christmas tree down and I have a funny feeling that there may be a bottle of champagne involved. . Oh, I’m going to enjoy putting that stone and a half back.
The father-of-two paid tribute to his wife for supporting him and getting him votes using Instagram.
He added, “Tess was just thrilled for me. I saw what she did on social media and she worked her socks on for me, it’s amazing.
“We will be reunited after Strictly. I’ll come home and see the girls first, Tess will be back around midnight.
The finalists: Givoanna Fletcher was crowned Queen of the Castle, Jordan North placing second and Vernon third