Strictly’s Tess Daly risks BBC ‘rule break’ as she talks being apart from Vernon

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Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly mentioned her husband Vernon Kay "is away" during Saturday evening's show.

TV personality Vernon, 46, is currently in Gwrych castle in North Wales as he takes part in ITV's I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

Going through horrific trials, including one where he was made to eat a deer's testicles, the star has been apart from his gorgeous wife for over two weeks.

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Clearly missing him, 51 year old Tess accidentally mentioned his absence during the BBC's live dancing programme.

During the show, Tess' co-host Claudia Winkleman teased what was coming up as she explained former Royal Marine JJ Chalmers would be performing a Scottish Highlands themed dance.

The 48 year old then joked to Tess: "I am taking you there for our honeymoon," to which the blonde beauty replied: "Vernon's away. I'm in."

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Fans couldn't help but notice the comment as they flocked to Twitter to address it. One person wrote: "Tess reminding me she’s the one married to Vernon and not me."

"Tess mentioning Vernon being away on Strictly but not mentioning I’m A Celeb cause she’s on the BBC #imacelebrity #imaceleb #Strictly," followed by two laughing emojis.

While a third added: "I appreciated Tess mentioning Vernon – a little #imacelebrity reference there in #strictlycomedancing," alongside a winking emoji and an orange heart emoji.


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It comes as Vernon recently recalled the romantic way he proposed to Tess back in 2003.

Discussing one of his happiest memories while sat with his campmates, the TV star told everyone how he planned a Christmas Day engagement.

Vernon, who recently renewed his vows with Tess, said: “I think it was when I proposed to Tess. On Christmas Day it was, it was the last present under the tree.

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“While she was so consumed by the ring, I was on one knee. She was like that [pulls shocked face]. It was awesome.”

The star, who shares daughters Phoebe 16, and Amber, 11, with his wife, later took to the Telegraph to add: “When she opened it up, her face just lit up!”

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