TV host Tess Daly has revealed husband Vernon Kay has been sending her secret signals during his stint on this year’s I’m A Celebrity.
The former Family Fortunes host has noticeably been touching his left ear when Ant and Dec enter the Welsh camp to announce who will be taking part in the live trials.
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Tess Daly has revealed husband Vernon Kay has been sending her secret signals from the I’m A Celebrity campCredit: PA:Press Association
The Strictly Come Dancing presenter shared a video of Vernon from Friday’s live trial when he waved at the camera and “hello Amber, hello Phoebe” to his daughters at home.
Writing alongside her post, she penned: “Loved Vernon waving hello to Phoebe & Amber tonight! So sweet they loved it!”
Then in the comments, striking Tess explained that the former T4 star has a secret signal just for her.
She revealed Vernon touches his left ear for her
She explained the secret signals in an Instagram postCredit: Instagram
She wrote: “Ant had to move him on for the next live trial.
“He touches his left ear as a signal for me. I’m delighted for the girls were made up! Xx”.
Then in another comment, the BBC star added that that Vernon’s shout out to his daughters “made their day”.
She wrote: “They were so happy because it was the first time they were watching together it’s been a bit late for AMBER but it’s Friday night so she was allowed up! Made their day (and mine!)”.
He also said hello to his daughters during Friday’s live trial
The Strictly host said their daughters were delighted with the shout outCredit: Instagram
Before Tess explained their secret signal, 46-year-old Vernon has also been flashing the chunky Elvis ring his wife gave him whenever he’s on screen as signal to her.
He previously explained how Tess indulged his love of rock’n’roll and the late, great Elvis Presley by getting her a replica of his ring which he’s been wearing in camp.
Vernon said: “I had a really bad fake copy of it from Graceland, but she took it to a Hatton Garden jeweller and had a white gold version made with real diamonds.”
The TV star isn’t the only celebrity campmate using sneaky signals to send covert messages to the folks back home – with Shane Richie, Giovanna Fletcher and Russell Watson all at it.
Vernon and Tess are the proud parents of daughters Amber and Phoebe
The couple have been married for 17 yearsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Former soap star Shane has come up with the most complex secret sign of the lot. In fact, he might have got away with it if it wasn’t for his wife.
The 56-year-old splays his fingers over his face with two below his nose, one above and two on the other side of his eye.
Christie revealed what is meant on the first first night posting on Instagram: “Shane’s special signal to the children, telling them he loves them.”
The number of fingers on show might be significant with Shane having five children; three with Christie and two with ex wife Coleen Nolan.
Shane Richie has been making this sign to send love to his five children
Giovanna Fletcher does this bizarre signal to communicate with her kids
Dad-of-two Russell also has a set of signals to let his wife Louise know how he’s getting on.
She let slip that they had a set of secret gestures planned when quizzed on TV by Lorraine Kelly, admitting: “He might have a couple of signs, yes.”
I’m A Celebrity viewers can’t fail to have noticed Giovanna’s signal to her three children back home – putting her thumb to her nose and waggling her fingers.
While it was originally thought she was taunting hosts Ant and Dec during the live sections of the show, McFly star husband Tom Fletcher soon blew the secret.
He said on This Morning: “When she did that on her nose that’s her little signal for the kids,” referring to their sons Buzz, six, Buddy, four, and Max, two.
But as bandmate – and I’m A Celeb veteran – Dougie Poynter pointed out: “Oh you get in trouble for that”.
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