No show on the cards for Vernon

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IT looks like Vernon Kay won’t be hosting a new version of Play Your Cards Right.

The show, famously fronted by Sir Bruce Forsyth in the 1980s, was set to return on ITV with the former St John Rigby College student presenting.

But reports suggest plans have now been shelved.

A source was quoted as saying: “Vernon had been really excited about the show but there were fears it didn’t have enough skill.

“It is a real shame as it is a great format.”

Contestants have to guess the value of playing cards and whether they are higher or lower in the show.

Meanwhile, his wife Tess Daly as spoken of celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, where Vernon took the family away for a long weekend in the south of France.

She tole The Daily Express: “Grandparents, kids, we all went and celebrated. It was great and very romantic of him to arrange it all. It was a genuine surprise for me, which was lovely.”

So how do they keep the romance alive?

Tess admitted: “Shared interests, I suppose.

“And taking time out for a date night. Mind you, I say that but I can’t actually remember the last one.”

She also quickly dismissed rumours that she was expecting a third child, She already has two daughters, Amber and Phoebe.

She said: “Two’s perfect for me. They’re very portable now, and long-haul travel is no longer a problem, which is important because I do want to visit my sister in New Zealand occasionally.”

But she added she was at her happiest when she is playing with her two girls and spending time with family.

She said: “I’m happiest when I’m on holiday, relaxing with the family, with no agenda and my phone is turned off. But that’s a rare occurrence - with all the pressures on my time.”

The Strictly Come Dancing presenter is now looking forward to going to London’s O2 to watch the ice-skating extravaganza Dare to Dream, with Disney princesses and fairytale characters, as she is the ambassador.