Vernon Kay's ‘irritating’ habit sparks complaints from #ImACelebrity viewers

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Vernon Kay, along with his campmate Shane Richie, have sparked complaints from viewers for boasting about their showbiz pals. Vernon, 46, used to be a T4 presenter, and has worked in showbiz for more than 20 years. He and his wife Tess Daly, 51, who presents Strictly Come Dancing, have met their fair share of celebrities in the past.

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But fans are getting fed up with Vernon always mentioning it, with many slamming him for “name dropping”.

So far, Vernon has bragged about bumping into Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and Prince William and Kate Middleton.

He told his campmate Giovanna Fletcher that he met star Tom when he was on T4 and he was promoting The Polar Express.

“He was amazing, he was just the nicest fella," Vernon gushed.

"I interviewed him for The Polar Express but he was so nice and at the end I said I know this is really unprofessional, is there any chance you can sign this DVD cover of Forrest Gump for me.

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Vernon kay is criticised for name droppingVernon kay is criticised for name dropping on I'm a Celeb (Image: ITV)

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"And he's like, ‘No problem,'so he signed it to Vernon, good luck with the new gig, Tom Hanks."

Vernon then revealed he met the actor again on a press junket on Eurostar for The Da Vinci Code.

He recalled: “I’ll never forget it, I I can see it now, Tom Hanks saw me and he just turned to Ron Howard (the film's director) and he went 'Oh this is Vern, he's alright he is.'

“I’m like, 'He remembered my name!' and he just turned around and said 'Vern, oh he's a good guy!'"

One viewer complained: "How many more celebs is Vernon going to make drop in the next three weeks? Bit bored of that already” [sic].

Another remarked: "Dang Vernon dropping names like no tomorrow. Wonder who he'll drop next after Hanks, DiCaprio? DeNiro?"

Vernon Kay's ‘irritating’ habit sparks complaintsVernon has been caught bragging about his showbiz pals (Image: ITV)

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