I’M A Celeb star Vernon Kay yesterday tipped winner Giovanna Fletcher to change into Britain’s reply to legendary US discuss present host Oprah Winfrey.
TV presenter Vernon, 46, mentioned the primary Queen of the Fortress has the same skill to pay attention earlier than sharing her knowledge.
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Giovanna Fletcher was topped I am A Celeb’s first Queen of the FortressCredit score: Rex Options
Vernon Kay has tipped Giovanna to be Britain’s reply to Oprah WinfreyCredit score: Rex Options
He mentioned: “We had a very good chat final night time and I mentioned that it takes a powerful particular person to sit down and simply pay attention, and never remark.
“Whenever you discuss to Giovanna about something emotional, something private, she’s such a powerful girl that she sits and listens.
“She doesn’t butt in, she allows you to reel off what you’re feeling. When she is aware of you’re completed, then she comes again with a remark.”
Mum-of-three Giovanna, 35, is a podcaster, creator and presenter married to McFly star Tom Fletcher.
Vernon says Giovanna listens earlier than sharing her knowledge, like US discuss present host OprahCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Vernon went on: “She’s a tremendous woman. I believe it’s as a result of her and Tom are such a good unit — it goes to the power she’s received in her household, that she’s change into that particular person.”
Requested if she may emulate Oprah, as soon as ranked essentially the most influential girl on the earth, he added: “I’m going to go on the file and say to you she can be excellent for that function as a result of she’s so shiny and clever.
“She’s a well-deserved winner. I mentioned to her that the very best factor about her journey was that she was the one girl remaining with 4 blokes and he or she went on to win. That’s superior.”
Vernon completed third behind Giovanna and Radio 1 DJ Jordan North, 30.
Vernon described I am A Celeb campmate Giovanna as ‘a tremendous woman’Credit score: Rex Options
Late final night time he was reunited along with his spouse, Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly, 51, and their two daughters Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11.
Vernon advised how his household had “jumped by the roof” when it was introduced he had made the ultimate three.
He mentioned: “Oh, Tess was so proud. She was with Phoebe. Amber had gone to mattress, and Phoebe advised me all the pieces that had gone on in camp.
“They had been glued to the TV. Tess mentioned all three of them jumped by the roof once I received to the ultimate.
Mum-of-three Giovanna is married to McFly star Tom FletcherCredit score: Rex Options
“That dialog is a dialog I’ll always remember as a result of it simply reassured me that the explanation why I went in there — for the ladies and to make them proud — it reassured me that I had finished that.”
Vernon has not seen Tess since October as a consequence of a fortnight’s quarantine in North Wales, forward of getting into the fort.
However he mentioned: “Tess was simply elated for me. I’ve seen what she’s finished on social media and he or she’s labored her socks off for me — it’s superb.
“We’re going to be reunited after Strictly. I’ll get residence and see the ladies first, Tess will get again about midnight.”
Vernon has not seen spouse Tess Daly since October as a consequence of a fortnight’s quarantine forward of getting into the fortCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
He mentioned of camp life at Gwrych Fortress: “We had been consuming nothing however rice and beans.
“For the primary two meals you’re like, ‘Yeah, we will do that’. Then you definitely realise each meal is bloody rice and beans.
“I’ve misplaced simply over 2½ stone, and I didn’t have 2½ to lose!
“We’re going to place the Christmas tree up and I’ve received a humorous feeling there could also be a bottle of champagne concerned.
Vernon misplaced simply over 2½ stone whereas in Gwrych FortressCredit score: Rex Options
“And I’m going to get pleasure from placing that 2½ stone again on.
“I’m going to re-set myself and see if after 46 years I can placed on a bit of little bit of muscle.”
Vernon has a number of gives on the desk after impressing TV producers whereas within the camp, however his dream function can be internet hosting alongside his spouse of 17 years.
He added: “We hosted a present a number of years in the past referred to as Simply the Two of Us, and that went properly.
Vernon’s dream function can be internet hosting alongside his spouse of 17 yearsCredit score: Getty Photos
“I really like working with Tess as a result of she’s in all probability probably the most devoted presenters I’ve ever labored with.
“I’ve labored with some actually sturdy, highly effective ladies in tv and it’s due to them that my profession blossomed and grew as a result of I discovered from them.
“Working with Tess can be precisely that.”
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