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Vernon Kay claims he lost more than two-and-a-half stone on I’m A Celebrity

Vernon Kay claims he lost more than two-and-a-half stone during 19 days on I’m A Celebrity thanks to a daily diet of rice and beans

  • Vernon Kay says he feels ‘physically and emotionally drained’ from weight loss
  • The TV presenter got the news after a check-up before he left Gwrych Castle
  • He said that he is looking forward to putting the weight back on over Christmas 

Vernon Kay has claimed he lost more than two-and-a-half stone during his 19-day stint on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.

The television presenter said a daily diet of rice and beans caused such drastic weight loss he now feels ‘physically and emotionally drained’.

Kay, 46, who came third in the ITV reality show, said the programme’s doctor delivered the news after a check-up before he left Gwrych Castle in Wales on Friday night. 

Vernon Kay has claimed he lost more than two-and-a-half stone during his 19-day stint on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here

He said: ‘We were eating nothing but rice and beans. For the first two meals you’re like, ‘Yeah, we can do this’, then you realise every meal is bloody rice and beans. It’s awful. You’re so drained.

Kay, who has been married to Strictly host Tess Daly for 17 years, said that he is looking forward to putting the weight back on over Christmas

Kay, who has been married to Strictly host Tess Daly for 17 years, said that he is looking forward to putting the weight back on over Christmas

‘The medic weighed us after the show and I’ve lost just over two and a half stone, and I haven’t got two and a half stone to lose. So you’re physically drained, you’re emotionally drained because you’re missing your family.’

Kay, who has been married to Strictly host Tess Daly for 17 years, said that he is looking forward to putting the weight back on over Christmas.

When asked what he will do when he gets back to his Buckinghamshire home, he said: ‘We’re going to put the Christmas tree up and I’ve got a funny feeling there may be a bottle of champagne involved. Oh I’m going to enjoy putting that two and half stone back on.’

The father-of-two, who lost out to influencer Giovanna Fletcher who was crowned queen of the castle in the final episode, paid tribute to his wife Tess, 51, for supporting him and getting him votes by using Instagram.

He added: ‘Tess was just elated for me. I’ve seen what she’s done on social media and she’s worked her socks off for me, it’s amazing. We’re going to be reunited after Strictly. I’ll get home and see the girls first, Tess will get back about midnight.’

 

A feast awaits: Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess, 51, went out to buy Vernon an array of tasty treats on Saturday morning as she awaited his return home

A feast awaits: Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess, 51, went out to buy Vernon an array of tasty treats on Saturday morning as she awaited his return home

Stock: When Tess dedicated a video post to Vernon on Friday, she assured the 'fridge is stocked'

Support: The star had been supporting her husband on social media throughout his stint

Stock: When she dedicated a video post to Vernon on Friday, she assured the ‘fridge is stocked’

Emotional: Teary-eyed, Vernon told his wife Tess Daly and their daughters Phoebe and Amber: 'Tess I love you baby, forever and ever, and girls I hope I made you proud' before his exit

Emotional: Teary-eyed, Vernon told his wife Tess Daly and their daughters Phoebe and Amber: ‘Tess I love you baby, forever and ever, and girls I hope I made you proud’ before his exit

The finalists: During Friday night's final, Givoanna Fletcher was crowned the Queen of the Castle, with Jordan North placing second

The finalists: During Friday night’s final, Givoanna Fletcher was crowned the Queen of the Castle, with Jordan North placing second

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