I’m A Celeb’s Vernon Kay and wife Tess Daly secretly renewed their wedding vows 5 years ago

Vernon Kay has revealed that he and wife of 17 years Tess Daly secretly renewed their wedding vows five years ago.

The presenting duo originally wed in 2003 and have two daughters – Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11 – and Vernon talked about his marriage on Saturday night’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 

Chatting to camp-mates Giovanna Fletcher and Jessica Plummer, Giovanna – who was discussing her marriage to McFly crooner Tom Fletcher – asked if Vernon would ever renew his vows.

Secret ceremony: Vernon Kay revealed that he and wife of 17 years Tess Daly secretly renewed their wedding vows five years ago on Saturday night's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Secret ceremony: Vernon Kay revealed that he and wife of 17 years Tess Daly secretly renewed their wedding vows five years ago on Saturday night’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

‘We have done, we did it in France, about five years ago,’ he revealed. ‘I booked a weekend in our favourite hotel in the South Of France and I 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 I gave her a card and it said congratulations on your second wedding day and I said we’re going to renew our vows.

‘She said, ‘I’ve got nothing to wear,’ and I said. ‘you say that… pick one!’

‘We went to reception and her Mum, my parents, the kids and my brother were waiting and she was like ‘oh my God!’

The big day: Vernon and Tess celebrated their 17-year wedding anniversary on September 12. They wed at St Mary's Church in Horwich in 2003 [pictured]

The big day: Vernon and Tess celebrated their 17-year wedding anniversary on September 12. They wed at St Mary’s Church in Horwich in 2003 [pictured] 

Family: The presenting duo have two daughters - Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11

Family: The presenting duo have two daughters – Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11

Man and wife: '[Tess] didn¿t know anything. I said I needed four dresses and I gave her a card and it said congratulations on your second wedding day and I said we¿re going to renew our vows,' Vernon revealed

Kiss the girl: 'We went to reception and her Mum, my parents, the kids and my brother were waiting and she was like "oh my God!"' he recalled

Man and wife: ‘[Tess] didn’t know anything. I said I needed four dresses and I gave her a card and it said congratulations on your second wedding day and I said we’re going to renew our vows,’ Vernon revealed

‘We had such a lovely day!’

This romantic story moved Jessica, who said afterwards in the Telegraph: ‘It’s incredible that Vernon arranged in secret the renewal of his vows. It’s like a fairy tale!’

Giovanna also commented: ‘Vernon’s story is absolutely romantic and wonderful and thoughtful. I mean, Tom, if you’re watching…’

Vernon, 46, and Tess, 51, celebrated their 17-year wedding anniversary on September 12. They wed at St Mary’s Church in Horwich in 2003.

Their marriage hit a speed bump in 2010, however, when Vernon was caught sexting glamour model Rhian Sugden.

There goes the bride: 'We had such a lovely day!' Vernon said of the vow renewal

There goes the bride: ‘We had such a lovely day!’ Vernon said of the vow renewal

Just married: The pair are pictured after their wedding ceremony in 2003

Just married: The pair are pictured after their wedding ceremony in 2003

Vernon pursued Rhian on Twitter, text and email for four months, with the blonde later claiming he also tried to set up a secret liaison with her in a hotel room. 

Afterwards, she assured Tess that they never met up alone and it was nothing more than a ‘close friendship and flirty messages’. She concluded with offering her ‘sincerest apologies’ and wishing the both of them happiness for the

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