His marriage to Tess Daly hit an infamous speed bump in 2010 when he was caught sexting glamor model Rhian Sugden.
And during Monday’s installment of This Morning, Vernon Kay, 47, remained awkwardly silent as a caller named Gayle asked her what she should do after catching her husband secretly texting a ex.
After he and his co-host Josie Gibson demanded clarification on the caller’s details, Vernon remained notably quiet on the subject – with viewers taking to Twitter on the segment.
Embarrassing: During Monday’s installment of This Morning, Vernon Kay, 47, remained eerily silent as a caller named Gayle asked what to do about her husband secretly texting an ex
Gayle called for advice from Rosie Green, explaining that she had been with her husband for 18 years, and discovered last week that two and a half years ago he had rekindled a relationship with a former lover.
She explained, “He contacted his ex behind my back and he met her twice. I was really, really sick at the time.
‘Nothing happened. He’s very jaded ‘oh it was just friends getting to know each other, and me – reading the lyrics, it was way more than that! I just don’t know how to get over it.
Vernon asked, “And that’s someone he was seeing, an ex-partner?” while Josie added, “And you were having chemotherapy at the time?” with Gayle answering “yes” to both questions.
Scandal! His marriage to Tess Daly hit an infamous speed bump in 2010 when he was caught sexting glamor model Rhian Sugden (pictured)
Clarification of the situation: After he and Josie Gibson asked the caller for clarification, Vernon remained particularly hesitant on the subject
Keep quiet: As Rosie gave her advice and Josie shook her head in disgust at the woman’s husband, Vernon did not engage in the rest of the conversation and showed little emotion
As Rosie gave her advice and Josie shook her head in disgust at the woman’s husband, Vernon remained uninvolved in the rest of the conversation and showed little emotion.
One viewer wrote on Twitter, “I’m not sure Vernon is the right person to lead a segment on people who text flirty.”
Another person commented, “Vernon stays very quiet during a phone call from a woman whose man texted another woman!” EMBARRASSING!’
“Vernon’s face on online cheating,” someone else noted while a fan of the show pointed out, “Vernon is a sexting expert.”
Yikes: This Morning viewers take to Twitter over the segment
In 2010, Vernon – who has been married to Strictly host Tess Daly since 2013 – was caught sexting glamor model Rhian Sugden.
The TV star pursued Rhian on Twitter, text and email for four months, with the blonde later claiming he also tried to strike up a secret affair with her in a hotel room.
Afterwards, she assured Tess that they never met alone and that it was nothing more than a “close friendship and flirty messages”.
Rhian concluded by offering her “deepest apologies” and wishing them happiness for the future.
Married: Vernon and Tess Daly started dating shortly after meeting on T4 and married in 2013. They are mum and dad to daughters Phoebe, 17, and Amber, 12.
Vernon was forced to issue a public apology to Tess on TSWT Radio 1 in 2010 after the sassy messages came to light.
He then promised live that he would no longer contact Rhian or the four other women he had been caught messaging at the time.
It was then revealed that the pair reconnected in 2015, with Vernon sending hundreds of text messages asking to “reconnect” with the model.
Strict presenter Tess and host of All Star Family Fortunes are mum and dad to Phoebe, 17, and Amber, 12.
‘Special day’: And late last year, Tess shared a snap of when she and Vernon secretly renewed their wedding vows six years ago