Tess Daly ‘inspired’ Vernon Kay to participate on this 12 months’s I’m A Celeb (Image: REX)
Final Sunday, the line-up for the upcoming collection of I’m A Celebrity was officially confirmed, with stars together with Olympian Sir Mo Farah, former Strictly star AJ Pritchard and podcaster Giovanna Fletcher set to take part within the competitors at Gwrych Fortress in Wales.
Amongst them is Vernon, 46, who has revealed his accomplice, Strictly Come Dancing co-presenter Tess, performed an essential function in him agreeing to participate.
The previous All Star Household Fortunes presenter stated his spouse of 17 years is ‘100 per cent behind me’, including that she ‘inspired me to do it’.
‘She was like, ‘Simply go in there and do it, have enjoyable,’ he stated.
Vernon revealed that he’s been requested to participate in I’m A Celeb on a number of events up to now, including that his and Tess’ two daughters ‘all the time’ watch the present.
Vernon and Tess’ daughters ‘all the time’ watch I’m A Celeb (Credit: ITV/REX)
‘The deal was on the desk final 12 months and 12 months earlier than, however I had work commitments,’ he admitted.
‘I feel 2020 has not been the very best 12 months, and that’s a large understatement, and I simply thought the timing was proper, be it Wales or Australia, for me to provide it a go.’
Vernon stated that he’s wanting ahead to not being in control of presenting the present, as all he has to do is ‘get in there and do what they let you know’.
‘It’s simple, it’s good, as a result of I don’t must do something,’ he remarked.
After rumours emerged that Vernon was going to seem on I’m A Celeb, he acquired a name from Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness wishing him luck, he stated.
Vernon recalled Paddy telling him: ‘Go on sunshine, plenty of love, I’m going to be voting each evening and I’m going to spend each pound I’ve ensuring you eat the sheep’s knackers.’
Within the lead-up to the present, Vernon has been self-isolating at a farmhouse.
Earlier than the line-up was formally introduced, the TV presenter brushed off rumours that he would be taking part.
Amid the rumours, an Instagram consumer questioned whether or not he must be staying ‘in a citadel’, to which Vernon mysteriously replied: ‘Don’t know what you imply…’
I’m A Celeb begins on November 15 at 9pm on ITV.