Tess Daly, 50, and Vernon Kay, 45, have been married since 2003 and share two daughters, Phoebe, 15, and Amber, 10. The presenter made a surprising admission about her other half’s concerns about the so-called curse of Strictly Come Dancing in a recently unearthed interview. The so-called curse refers to celebrities getting into romantic relationships with their dance partners after competing on the show.
During an appearance alongside her co-host Claudia Winkleman, 47, on Alan Carr: Chatty Man back in September 2015, Tess hinted Vernon had some “worries” about the issue.
The presenting duo got onto the subject when host and comedian Alan Carr, 43, said: “We’ve got to discuss something, we’ve got to talk about the curse of Strictly.”
While talking about the close partnership which develops between professional dancers and their celebrity partners in training, Tess said: “It’s the most intimate thing you can do with your clothes on isn’t it? Ballroom dancing.”
She added: “That’s what is the shock for some of our celebrities, the personal space boundaries are properly compromised.
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Tess Daly on husband Vernon Kay's 'worries' about the Strictly 'curse' (Image: CHANNEL 4 • GETTY)
Tess Daly and Vernon Kay have been married since 2003 (Image: GETTY)
“One minute you’re shaking hands hello and the next you’re shaking everything else within two millimetres from someone’s face!”
After sharing a giggle about her cheeky statement, Tess went on to address