Tess Daly and sheepish Vernon Kay make first public appearance together since sex text scandal
He looked sheepish, hovered behind his wife and stayed stony-faced while she managed a smile for the paparazzi, which all suggests that Vernon Kay is still firmly in the doghouse. The radio and TV presenter and his wife Tess Daly last night made their first public appearance together since news of his 'sex text' scandal broke.
They pulled out all the stops for The Prince's Trust Celebrate Success awards, laughing and joking as they stood on stage as hosts. But out of the spotlight, the stress of the past few weeks was evident. They refused to walk down the red carpet, instead slipping through a side entrance. And they barely looked at each other backstage at the Odeon in Leicester Square, witnesses said.
Family Fortunes host Kay, 35, admitted he made 'foolish decisions' after it was revealed he exchanged racy messages via text and Twitter with glamour model Rhian Sugden and four other girls. He publicly apologised to his wife and family via his Radio 1 show. The timing of the revelations could not have been worse for Strictly Come Dancing host Miss Daly, 40, who was releasing a book on parenting. But the couple, who have been married for six years and have daughters Phoebe, five, and Amber, nine months, are said to be trying to work through their problems., and they refused to cancel the appearance at last night's show, as both are ambassadors for the charity.
The awards celebrated young people who have overcome problems such as homelessness and drug addiction to get back into work and education. A source said: 'Both Tess and Vernon are very committed to the Prince's Trust. They were determined to attend regardless of their personal circumstances.'
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