Vernon won’t be splashing out on a holiday

Vernon Kay and Tess Daly
Vernon Kay and Tess Daly

VERNON Kay’s new TV role has landed him in hot water with his wife.

The former St John Rigby College student was due to go away to Mauritius with Tess Daly and their two daughters in the new year, but have reportedly had to cancel due to his presenting duties, according to The Sun.

Vernon will be hosting Tom Daley’s new ITV show Splash! which starts tonight and the news is said to have upset Tess, who has just finished four months of presenting Strictly Come Dancing.

She is quoted as telling friends: “We can’t go on holiday because of Splash! I don’t want to talk about it.”

A source close to the star later said: “Tess understands Vernon wants to do the show, so he needs to be in the UK to honour his filming commitments.

“But it doesn’t mean she is happy about cancelling their holiday. She loves Strictly, but it is a demanding show.”

Vernon will be joined by Gabby Logan for the new ITV celebrity diving series, which will see Daley training stars including The Only Way Is Essex’s Joey Essex, presenter Jenni Falconer and Benidorm star Jake Canuso.

Meanwhile, Tess had admitted to Now magazine that she would love to work with her husband again after they hosted Just The Two Of Us together a few years ago - but only if she’s in charge.

She said: “There’s a big possibility - if Vernon behaves himself and lets me boss him around at work.

“I won’t let him be late and that sort of thing. But we really enjoyed it last time. I’m not bossy, but I do know what I like.”