Tess Daly opens up on Vernon Kay’s sex text scandal

The emotional star has talked about the saga for the first time, revealing: 'It shakes the foundations of what you believe in'

Strictly star Tess Daly has opened up on her heartbreak over husband Vernon Kay’s sex text scandal, revealing it’s been a ‘difficult year’ for the famous family.

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Vernon admitted sending racy messages to up to five girls back in February, including 24-year-old page 3 model, Rhian Sugden.

And now Tess has spoken out about the scandalous series of events, defending her decision to get back with the DJ and TV presenter.

‘It has, of course, been a difficult year and of course it shakes the foundations of what you believe in, but you learn from it,’ she said.

‘We were able to move on because we both want the same things – we want a loving family together.’

Tess also spoke of her parents’ happy marriage, adding that she sees her commitment to Vernon as long-term.

Tess Daly and Vernon Kay at The Prince

‘Personally, I would not get married unless I thought, “This is it. We are in it for the long term,” because otherwise there would be no point, you might as well date,’ she said.

‘So I have gone into marriage with that expectation, but also with high standards. When you’ve lived alongside it, that’s what you expect.

Tess Daly-and-Vernon Kay-Pride of Britain awards 2009-5 October 2009

At the time, Vernon apologized for the sordid scandal, saying: I knew it was getting silly, I’m never going to do it again and hopefully I can clear the slate clean and start again.

‘I’ve been an idiot and I’ve let my family down.’

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