Rhian misses Vernon

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CELEBRITY Big Brother evictee Rhian Sugden has admitted she misses Vernon Kay.

The page three model, who entered the reality TV house to change her image following the sex-text scandal involving Vernon, told Star magazine that although she does not have feelings for the former St John Rigby College pupil, she does miss speaking to him.

Vernon severed contact with her after he admitted to texting her behind his wife’s back, in 2010, but Rhian insists nothing happened.

When asked if she had feelings for him, she said: “Not at all, he’s too old for me.

“After we stopped speaking I missed having him there as a friend. He’d ask how my mum and dad were, or am I watching Family Fortunes?

“He never asked to meet me.

“He’d send messages saying: ‘You looked beautiful in the paper today.’ Things like that people would class unacceptable.”

She added that she didn’t think it was wrong that Tess forgave him, saying: “He loved his family - they seem to be doing fine now.

“I imagine it’s been difficult for her with me going in the house, because she probably knew it was going to be brought up.

“But I’ve never given my side and I needed to.”

Whilst inside the Channel Five house, Rhian caused a stir by flirting with housemate Ashley McKenzie, whilst admitting she did not have feelings towards him and had a boyfriend.

But she felt she achieved her aim of changing people’s perceptions of her, receiving positive feedback from fans.