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Tess Daly has opened up about how she and her two children have been coping without Vernon Kay as he takes part in the current season of I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
TV personality Vernon, 46, has been going through brutal trials, including one where he was made to eat a deer's testicles, as he stays in Gwrych castle in North Wales.
After having isolated first for two weeks prior to going into the camp, the star hasn't seen his family in person for over one month.
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Now, speaking to Lorraine on ITV this morning, Tess, 51, has revealed that their kids have been missing their father terribly and try to watch the show every night just to see him.
When Lorraine, 61, asked what their daughters Phoebe, 16, and 11 year old Amber think of seeing their dad on screen, she replied: "They love it! Phoebe, our 16 year old, watches it every night with me.
"Amber, who is 11, isn't allowed to stay up that late because obviously it's a school night a lot of the time. On a Friday night she's allowed to so she did see it on the night he said hello."
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Tess, who recently referenced her other half being "away" on I'm A Celeb during Strictly Come Dancing, continued: "He waved and said 'Hello Phoebe and Amber' at the camera.
"And I looked at their faces and they just lit up because they miss him, they haven't seen him for about four and a half weeks now, because they were in isolation for about two and a half weeks before going into the camp. They enjoy watching him."
The TV presenter also earlier confessed that she has had trouble sleeping since her husband went to Wales for the show.
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She said: "Honestly, I barely slept. I don't think I slept over five or six hours since he went in there.
"The other day, I woke up dreaming I was doing a challenge with Claudia [Winkleman]. It involved snakes and being underground and it was terrifying and it woke me up. Yeah, living and breathing it every step of the way, but loving it."
It comes as Vernon recently recalled the romantic way he proposed to Tess before marrying her back in 2003. Discussing one of his happiest memories while sat with his campmates, the TV star told everyone how he planned a Christmas Day engagement.
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Vernon said: “I think it was when I proposed to Tess. On Christmas Day it was, it was the last present under the tree.
“While she was so consumed by the ring, I was on one knee. She was like that [pulls shocked face]. It was awesome.”
The star later took to the Telegraph to add: “When she opened it up, her face just lit up!”
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