Vernon Kay has revealed that he and his wife, 17, Tess Daly, secretly renewed their marriage vows five years ago.
The host duo originally married in 2003 and have two daughters – Phoebe, 16 and Amber, 11 – and Vernon opened up about her wedding on Saturday night, I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!
Tess then took to Instagram to share a never-before-seen snap from the day, of them posing with their kids.
‘Special day’: Tess Daly shared a photo of when she and Vernon Kay secretly renewed their wedding vows after discussing it on I’m A Celeb on Saturday
In the picture, Vernon, now 46, and Tess, now 51, stand behind their children, Tess looking stunning in a plunging cream dress.
Phoebe and Amber wear matching sparkly dresses and wear white roses, just like their mother. Vernon looks good in a gray suit and tie.
“ It’s so sweet to listen to Vern tell the story to amaze me by renewing our vows, ” Tess captioned. ‘Here is a photo of that special day ❤️’
Chatting with her campmates Giovanna Fletcher and Jessica Plummer, Giovanna – who was discussing her marriage to McFly crooner Tom Fletcher – asked Vernon if he would ever renew his vows.
Secret ceremony: Vernon revealed that he and his wife, 17, Tess, secretly renewed their marriage vows five years ago in France
“We did it, we did it in France, about five years ago,” he revealed. “ I booked a weekend at our favorite hotel in the south of France and spoke to [Tess’] stylist at the time and I said I needed four dresses.
‘[Tess] didn’t know anything. I said I needed four dresses and gave her a card and she said congratulations on your second wedding day and said we were going to renew our vows.
‘She said,’ I have nothing to wear, ‘and I said. “You say… choose one!
“ We went to the reception and her mom, parents, kids and brother were waiting and she was like ‘oh my god!’
The big day: Vernon and Tess celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary on September 12. They were married at St Mary’s Church in Horwich in 2003 [pictured]
Family: The host duo have two daughters – Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11
Man and woman: ‘[Tess] didn’t know anything. I said I needed four dresses and gave her a card and she said congratulations on your second wedding day and said we were going to renew our vows, ” Vernon revealed
“We had such a beautiful day!
This romantic story moved Jessica, who later told The Telegraph, “ It’s amazing that Vernon secretly arranged for the renewal of his vows. It’s like a fairy tale! ‘
Giovanna also commented, “ Vernon’s story is absolutely romantic, wonderful and thoughtful. I mean, Tom, if you look …
Tess and Vernon celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary on September 12. They were married at St Mary’s Church in Horwich in 2003.
Their marriage slowed down in 2010, however, when Vernon was caught sexting with glamorous model Rhian Sugden.
Here is the bride: “We had such a beautiful day! Vernon said of the renewal of vows
Just married: The couple are pictured after their wedding ceremony in 2003
Vernon chased Rhian on Twitter, text, and email for four months, with the blonde later claiming he also attempted to establish a secret affair with her in a hotel room.
Afterward, she assured Tess that they had never met alone and that it was nothing more than “ close friendship and naughty messages ”. She concluded by offering her “sincere apologies” and wishing them well for the future.
Vernon was forced to issue a public apology to Tess on TBEN Radio 1 in 2010 after the naughty posts were revealed.
He then promised live that he would no longer contact Rhian or the four other women he was caught texting him at the time.
It was later revealed that the pair reconnected in 2015 with Vernon sending hundreds of texts asking to ‘reconnect’ with the model.
Rhian claimed earlier this year that the scandal had ruined his career.
The model, 33, lamented the presenter “ got away ” after publicly apologizing to his wife.
Rhian said it “ always made her sick ” that Vernon returned to her presentation duties afterwards and that she wished she had never met him.
Speaking to the sun, the glamorous model said: ‘He just got away with it. It ruined everything for me. I felt like I was going more and more with my career and then it happened. I wish I had never met him.
“ He was able to apologize on the radio and continue, ironically, with Family Fortunes. It still makes me sick.
Long-term love: “ I booked a weekend at our favorite hotel in the south of France and spoke to [Tess’] stylist at the time and I said I needed four dresses, ” Vernon explained of the surprise [pictured in the early days of their romance]
Not without drama: Their marriage slowed down in 2010, however, when Vernon was caught sexting with glamorous model Rhian Sugden
Apology: Vernon was forced to issue a public apology to Tess on TBEN Radio 1 in 2010 after the sassy posts came to light. [Vernon and Tess pictured in 2015]
Rhian added that they met at a party in Manchester and that there was an ‘attraction there’ for the two of them.
She added that “ things were going on ” until their “ sexting scandal ” was revealed.
Rhian fondly added to the diary: ‘If I had met this man, slept with him and had a full-fledged affair with him, I would understand the backlash. It was as if I had literally killed someone.
I’m a celebrity … Get me out of here! continues every night at 9 p.m. on ITV.