I’m A Celeb 2020: Vernon Kay’s secret messages to wife Tess Daly

Not so secret now, EH?

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by Lucy Smith |
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Strictly Come Dancing's Tess Daly has revealed that husband Vernon Kay has been sending her hidden signals on this year's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

The 51 year old shared the revelation in the comments section of a social media post last week where she wrote, "Loved Vernon waving hello to Phoebe & Amber tonight! So sweet they loved it," alongside a clip of Vernon mouthing hello to his two daughters in one of the show's live trials.

In the comments, Tess told fans that, "[Vernon] touches his left ear as a signal for me."

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Vernon Kay

TV presenter Vernon Kay has finally agreed to take part in I'm A Celeb after being approached by producers multiple times. He says his daughters Phoebe and Amber are the reason he's doing the show, although we're sure his reported £250k fee has something to do with it too...

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BBC news presenter Victoria Derbyshire has signed up for I'm A Celeb as beating breast cancer has made her determined to take on new challenges. She says, "I am now saying 'yes' to stuff I wouldn't have done previously. And, if I don't do my boys proud, I will never live it down!"

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EastEnders legend Shane Richie, who played Alfie Moon on the BBC One soap, has been keeping his involvement in I'm A Celeb secret since January, when he first agreed to take part. He says his biggest phobia is human faeces - guess he won't be signing up to empty the dunny then.

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Hollie Arnold

Although Paralympian Hollie Arnold is used to racking up the medals on the athletics track, she's admitted she's not even thought about the possibility of winning I'm A Celeb. She explains, "I haven't thought about it as you get lost in thought. But if I could get that far, it would be incredible and change my life!"

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Jordan North

Radio 1 DJ Jordan North says he has "so many phobias" but is looking forward to heading into camp as he gets to meet his childhood heroes Ant and Dec.

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Beverley Callard

Beverley Callard has played Coronation Street icon Liz McDonald on and off for more than 30 years but she says the biggest misconception about her is that she's as glamorous as her on-screen character. "I hate being dressed up and I don't care if my nails break either! I am quite at home in comfy baggy clothes," she says.

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Professional dancer AJ Pritchard says, "Doing I'm A Celebrity is a childhood dream come true," and couldn't help but throw a little shade at Strictly Come Dancing after quitting the show, adding, "I was so excited to watch the return of Strictly this Autumn but now I am going to be on an even better show! I can't wait!"

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Giovanna Fletcher

Although author and podcaster Giovanna Fletcher will miss the three children she shares her husband Tom, of McFly fame, she says, "I know it is something we can talk about for years to come and say 'remember when mum did that thing!'"

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Although he's known for his massive success on the running track, Olympic hero Mo Farah says, "It will be nice for people to see me doing something other than running." He reckons his role in camp will be the cook.

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Former EastEnders actress Jessica Plummer admits it will be hard to give up her luxuries and live in the camp's basic conditions but she's hoping taking part in I'm A Celeb will help her cure her phobias. She says, "I have got all the phobias. When my friends see me too, they are going to say 'what the hell? This doesn't make sense!"

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Ruthie Henshall

West End and Broadway actress Ruthie Henshall is the first of two late entrants heading into camp.

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Opera singer Russell Watson will be joining Ruthie as the second late entrant.

Aww, is that too cute or what?

Tess also replied to another fan, telling them that her girls were "so happy" when Vernon waved to them and that, "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!)."

And the award for cutest family ever goes to...

Previously, Tess took to social media to wish hubby Vernon a good luck as he headed into this year's I'm A Celeb camp.

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Alongside a photo of Tess, Vernon and their daughters Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11 - who Tess rarely shows in photos - the Strictly host wrote, "❤️GOOD LUCK VERNON❤️.

"After not being able to see him for what feels like AGES me & the girls can’t wait to watch Vern on tonight’s first @imacelebrity and see how he fares in the Castle!🕷🐛 . We love you SO much and we miss you TONS! Go #teamVernon #imaceleb All our love Tess Phoebe & Amber XXX ❤️❤️."

Vernon's I'm A Celeb stint comes just after he spoke to The Mirror about how he has "moved on" from the sexting scandal where he was [caught texting a page three model](http://where he was caught texting a page three model).

Speaking to the publication, the 46 year old said, "We've forgotten about that, it's all gone. It's disappeared," and went on to explain that he hopes his I'm A Celeb campmates will be open minded and talk about their past experiences, both good and bad.

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