Vernon says take aways don’t sock

Vernon Kay
Vernon Kay

BEING a northerner and a former Wigan student, Vernon Kay must know his pies and fast food.

The ex-St John Rigby College attendee hosted the British Takeaway Awards with his wife Tess Daly at The Savoy Hotel in London last night and he kicked off the night by joking about his love of takeaways.

Speaking at the event - hosted by Just Eat - the 41-year-old presenter said he’d already tucked into a Chinese takeaway, adding: “Don’t worry, I’ve got a pair of Tess’ Spanx on.”

Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess teased him back by saying that her control pants clearly hadn’t had the desired effect, joking: “They’re not working are they?”

The couple continued to poke fun at one another throughout the evening with Vernon joking that Tess “likes a big one” as he pulled out a selfie stick to take a picture of the guests.

In addition to the owners and employees of takeaways that had been nominated for the awards, a number of celebrity guests including former The Only Way Is Essex stars Joey Essex and Lauren Pope, TV chef Ainsley Harriott, This Morning presenter Alison Hammond and Atomic Kitten singer Liz McClarnon were present.

And it seems Vernon is not fussy about his food as shown in his appearance on Keith Lemon’s Celebrity Juice on ITV2 this week.

The poor star was left gagging as he sucked on a sock full of food to guess what he was tasting.

Unfortunately he had to throw up halfway through the task, known as Sock It. Yuk!