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Vernon Kay says wife Tess Daly knew he was messaging glamour model

Jemma Crew

Published 29/03/2016 | 22:18

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Vernon Kay and Tess Daly attend the Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success awards at Odeon Leicester Square on March 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Vernon Kay and Tess Daly attend the Prince's Trust & Samsung Celebrate Success awards at Odeon Leicester Square on March 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Vernon Kay with his wife Tess Daly
Tess Daly and Vernon Kay attend the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Vernon Kay and Tess Daly attend the British Takeaway Awards at The Savoy Hotel on November 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Vernon Kay (L) and Tess Daly attend the F1 party in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity at the Natural History Museum on July 5, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Tess Daly and Vernon Kay (right) after the wedding of Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall, at St Michael's Church, Elswick, Newcastle. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

TV presenter Vernon Kay has denied acting inappropriately by contacting a glamour model he 'sexted' six years ago.

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According to The Sun newspaper, Kay is said to have sent multiple messages to Rhian Sugden over the last few months with the intent of meeting up with the 29-year-old.

However, he maintained that his wife, Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly, with whom he has two daughters, was aware of their communication.

Posting on his public Facebook page, the 41-year-old said: "Regarding today's story: I was contacted by Rhian out of the blue back in December regarding the story in 2010 claiming she had information she wanted to pass on.

Tess Daly and Vernon Kay (right) after the wedding of Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall, at St Michael's Church, Elswick, Newcastle. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Tess Daly and Vernon Kay (right) after the wedding of Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall, at St Michael's Church, Elswick, Newcastle. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

"I recognise how it may look when messages are pulled out of context but there was never any inappropriate intent to our communication, I was merely trying to find answers to questions that I've had since 2010.

"Tess is aware of everything that has been discussed with Rhian," he added.

The post attracted a flood of comments sending support to the star and his family.

Kay publicly apologised to his wife on radio in 2010 after it was revealed he had been sending inappropriate messages to five women, including the glamour model.

Vernon Kay and Tess Daly attend the British Takeaway Awards at The Savoy Hotel on November 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Vernon Kay and Tess Daly attend the British Takeaway Awards at The Savoy Hotel on November 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

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