I’m A Celebrity 2020: ‘Her face just lit up!’ Vernon Kay reveals how he proposed to wife Tess Daly and says he planned Christmas Day engagement
Vernon Kay revealed how he proposed to wife Tess Daly on Saturday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity.
The presenter, 46, recalled how he planned a secret Christmas Day engagement to the Strictly host, 51, and her ‘face just lit up’.
Talking to his campmates about one of his happiest memories, Vernon said: ‘I think it was when I proposed to Tess. On Christmas Day it was, it was the last present under the tree.
Sweet: Vernon Kay revealed how he proposed to wife Tess Daly on Saturday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity
‘While she was so consumed by the ring, I was on one knee. She was like that [pulls shocked face]. It was awesome.’
He later added in the Telegraph: ‘When she opened it up, her face just lit up!’
The presenting duo originally wed in 2003 and have two daughters – Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11 – and Vernon talked about his marriage on a recent episode of I’m A Celebtrity.
Lovely: The presenter, 46, recalled how he planned a secret Christmas Day engagement to the Strictly host, 51, and her ‘face just lit up’
‘Special day’: It comes after Vernon revealed earlier this month that he and wife of 17 years Tess secretly renewed their wedding vows five years ago
Tess then took to Instagram to share a never-before-seen snap from the day, of them posing with their children.
In the image, Vernon, now 46, and Tess, now 51, stand behind their kids, Tess looking stunning in a plunging cream dress.
Phoebe and Amber wear matching sparkling dresses and carry white roses, like their mother. Vernon looks sharp in a grey suit and tie.
‘So sweet listening to Vern recount the story of surprising me with renewing our vows,’ Tess captioned the image. ‘Here’s a picture from that special day ❤️’
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
‘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!’ We had such a lovely day!’
Long-term love: ‘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,’ Vernon explained of the surprise [pictured in the early days of their romance]