Former Family Fortunes host Vernon Kay is set to take on the I’m A Celebrity challenge this Sunday – we take a look at his net worth and why he has finally entered I’m A Celebrity.

Although fan favourite Vernon Kay has been out of the limelight for a few years after leaving hit show Family Fortunes, many fans are excited to watch this charming northerner push himself to the limit in exciting bush tucker trials.

Keep reading to find out Vernon Kay’s net worth.

What is Vernon Kay’s net worth?

According to a report by Spears Vernon Kay is worth over £2 million.

The money has been accumulated through various hosting jobs such as Family Fortunes, Splash and his breakout job, Beat the Star. Kay also had his own Radio 1 show from 2004-2012. Kay currently works hosting coverage of the Formula E motor racing season.

Kay’s net worth has been increased recently by an alleged £250,000 payout for appearing on the ITV show I’m A Celebrity. Apparently ITV bosses have been trying to get Kay on the show for years and they finally succeeded, but with a massive pay check!

Vernon was born on 28 April 1974 and is 46 years old.

He is also a whopping 6ft 4 inches tall! He may have an advantage reaching the stars in the I’m A Celebrity challenges this year.

Why is Vernon Kay on I’m A Celebrity?

Kay has mentioned his sweet motivation for appearing on the ITV show, saying: “I am doing it for my daughters, Phoebe and Amber…it’s a show they watch on a regular basis and they get behind the people in the camp. I think the fact I am involved in it will make it even more fun for them!”

After the infamous sexting scandal between Kay and page 3 model Rhian Sugden in 2010, Kay seemed to slip from public view, leaving many of his high profile hosting jobs a few years later. This appearance on I’m A Celeb is sure to bring him back into the spotlight.

Who is Vernon Kay’s wife?

Vernon Kay’s wife is none other that Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daley. The pair have been married since September 2003 and they have two children together, Phoebe, 16 and Amber, 11.

The pair also own a beautiful mansion in Buckinghamshire.

Tess has recently said in an Instagram post that what Kay may struggle with the most is missing out on his food! She states: “I don’t know how he’ll cope without food”.

Tess also mentions how much he is going to miss his family and his dogs.

We can’t wait to see how Vernon Kay does on I’m A Celebrity this year!

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Olivia Olphin
Olivia Olphin

Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.

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