Vernon Kay had to patiently wait before he could be reunited with his wife Tess Daly (Picture: Getty)
The presenter, who came third in the ITV series which saw Giovanna Fletcher crowned the first-ever queen of the castle, arrived back at his family home yesterday but had to sit tight until after Tess was done with her hosting duties before they could be together again.
Sharing a picture on Instagram of his partner on the telly, Vernon penned: ‘Hurry home @tessdaly !! @bbcstrictly what a show, @craigrevel you’re welcome too!!??
‘(So good to be dust and smoke free! No Rice and Beans!!!!).’
‘See you soon @vernonkay ? put the kettle on ?❤️✨,’ Tess affectionately replied, having not seen her hubby in real life in over a month.
Tess was seen holding back tears as she celebrated her husband reaching the I’m A Celebrity final earlier this week.
The host burst with pride as she shared a video on her Instagram stories, admitting she’d been unable to sleep while the father of their two children had been away.
‘He’s in the final, I can’t believe it. My heart is just racing, I’m literally so excited and nervous, and just overwhelmed,’ she said.
‘Thank you so much to everybody who voted for Vernon. See you at the final!’
Vernon recently confessed that I’m A Celebrity left him ’emotionally drained’.
‘I even cried in the interview I did at the start of the series,’ he shared. ‘And when you’re in there, you are emotionally drained because you are missing your family.
‘I felt comfortable with that group of people that I could cry. I didn’t think about trying to stop myself from getting emotional.
‘You are physically drained, too. We were eating nothing but rice and beans most of the time. I lost two-and-a-half stone – that’s weight I didn’t really have to lose.’