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Vernon Kay details working with wife Tess Daly again after 14 years

Vernon Kay details working with wife Tess Daly again after 14 years

Vernon Kay has opened up on working with wife Tess Daly for the first time in 14 years.

The presenter, 46, who is set to host brand new game show Game of Talents in which Tess, 52, appears on the first episode, told of their time together: ‘We did have a little bit of banter’.

Meanwhile, in a new interview, Vernon opened up on having to get elocution lessons while working in the US as American’s struggled to understand his northern accent. 

He's back: Vernon Kay has opened up on working with wife Tess Daly for the first time in 14 years

He’s back: Vernon Kay has opened up on working with wife Tess Daly for the first time in 14 years

Following his success on I’m A Celebrity last year, Vernon, who has spent the past four years hosting Formula E, is set to return to prime time TV with his new show, which is set to replace the slot left by Saturday Night Takeaway. 

And Vernon, who last worked with Tess on singing contest Two Of Us back in 2007, detailed what it was like being back in the studio with the Strictly Come Dancing host, telling The Sun: ‘You’d be surprised! We did have a little bit of banter.’

The show sees celebrities team up with members of the public to guess the hidden talents of the public to win a big money prize.

Happy couple: The presenter, 46, who is set to host brand new game show Game of Talents in which Tess, 52, appears on the first episode, told of their time together: 'We did have a little bit of banter'

Happy couple: The presenter, 46, who is set to host brand new game show Game of Talents in which Tess, 52, appears on the first episode, told of their time together: ‘We did have a little bit of banter’

He added of Tess’ appearance: ‘Tess does throw me under the bus a couple of times and we get to find out who her big crush is, which was unexpected and caused her to blush a few times.’

Vernon told how Tess kindly helped him rehearse for the show and acted as the contestants while he played himself and noted that merienda recording wrapped, she declared it was ‘seamless’.

The former All Star Family Fortunes host sweetly added that though Tess’ episode was one of the first recorded, it was one of his ‘favourites’, with Vernon adding that it was ‘nice’ for Tess to see him at work. 

Together: Vernon, who last worked with Tess on singing contest Two Of Us back in 2007 (pictured), detailed what it was like being back in the studio with the Strictly Come Dancing host, telling The Sun : 'You’d be surprised! We did have a little bit of banter'

Together: Vernon, who last worked with Tess on singing contest Two Of Us back in 2007 (pictured), detailed what it was like being back in the studio with the Strictly Come Dancing host, telling The Sun : ‘You’d be surprised! We did have a little bit of banter’ 

Fun times: 'Tess does throw me under the bus a couple of times and we get to find out who her big crush is, which was unexpected and caused her to blush a few times'

Fun times: ‘Tess does throw me under the bus a couple of times and we get to find out who her big crush is, which was unexpected and caused her to blush a few times’

Meanwhile, the TV star discusses his impressive presenting career which has seen him front a number of game shows, including one in America called Skating With The Stars.

Vernon explained that though his Bolton accent accent had ‘softened’ after years living down south, it was a ‘completely different cup of tea’ for America and he had to have elocution lessons.

He said: ‘I did three network shows and I had three different sessions of ­elocution lessons, and I ended up talking like Roger Moore. It’s one of the funniest things ­looking back at my accent on the show. It’s priceless. They thought I was Scottish.’

Sweet: The former All Star Family Fortunes host sweetly added that though Tess' episode was one of the first recorded, it was one of his 'favourites', with Vernon adding that it was 'nice' for Tess to see him at work

Sweet: The former All Star Family Fortunes host sweetly added that though Tess’ episode was one of the first recorded, it was one of his ‘favourites’, with Vernon adding that it was ‘nice’ for Tess to see him at work

TV return: Following his success on I'm A Celebrity last year (pictured), Vernon, who has spent the past four years hosting Formula E, is set to return to prime time TV with his new show, which is set to replace the slot left by Saturday Night Takeaway

TV return: Following his success on I’m A Celebrity last year (pictured), Vernon, who has spent the past four years hosting Formula E, is set to return to prime time TV with his new show, which is set to replace the slot left by Saturday Night Takeaway

Vernon added that though it was a ‘great experience’, it was still ‘bonkers’ nonetheless.   

The former T4 star is set to dominate UK screens merienda again with his new show Game Of Talents and will be joined by a number of big names, including wife Tess.

She previously said of being on the show: ‘It was great getting to join Vernon on the first Game of Talents. I had such a fun time playing along in the studio, the talents are brilliant and I can’t wait for everyone to play along at home too.’ 

Also adding to the line-up is the Masked Dancer duo Oti Mabuse and Joel Dommett, comic and presenter Jonathan Ross alongside comedian, writer and actress Katherine Ryan, and Radiodifusión 1 dream team Nick Grimshaw and Clara Amfo. 

Lessons: Vernon explained that though his Bolton accent accent had 'softened' after years living down south, it was a 'completely different cup of tea' for America and he had to have elocution lessons (pictured hosting Skating With The Stars)

Lessons: Vernon explained that though his Bolton accent accent had ‘softened’ after years living down south, it was a ‘completely different cup of tea’ for America and he had to have elocution lessons (pictured hosting Skating With The Stars)

Vernon will also be reunited with his former I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! campmates Jordan North and Giovanna Fletcher.

He will be joined by presenter, singer and TV personality Michelle Visage and Spice Girl Mel B, and TV presenters Stephen Mulhern and Emma Willis. 

Vernon Kay said: ‘We’ve got such a brilliant line-up of celebrity guests coming on the show, there’s some viewers favourites from the world of TV and entertainment. And of course it’s brilliant to have my lovely wife Tess taking part in one of the shows. 

‘I can’t wait to see the celeb and contestant teams go head-to-head and for the viewers to see what a special show we’ve cooked up.’ 

TV fun: The former T4 star is set to dominate UK screens once again with his new show Game Of Talents and will be joined by a number of big names, including wife Tess

TV fun: The former T4 star is set to dominate UK screens merienda again with his new show Game Of Talents and will be joined by a number of big names, including wife Tess

Couple goals! She previously said of being on the show: 'It was great getting to join Vernon on the first Game of Talents. I had such a fun time playing along in the studio, the talents are brilliant and I can't wait for everyone to play along at home too'

Couple goals! She previously said of being on the show: ‘It was great getting to join Vernon on the first Game of Talents. I had such a fun time playing along in the studio, the talents are brilliant and I can’t wait for everyone to play along at home too’

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