Vernon Kay struggling to put weight on after I'm A Celeb

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 January 2021
Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay has only put 9 pounds back on as he has lost his appetite on ''I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!'

Vernon Kay has only put 9lbs back on since 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!'

The 46-year-old TV presenter dropped two and a half stone when he took part in last year's ITV competition and is struggling to put the weight back on as he has lost his appetite.

He said on Sunday Brunch: “I was hungry for about the first five days and then you just get used to eating horrible rice and beans, and whatever you win in the trials.

“I lost two and a half stone and I’ve only put on nine pounds since I came out.”

It comes after his wife, Tess Daly – who has kids Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11 – revealed Vernon would eat five meals a day before taking part in the show.

She said: "He eats more than anyone else I've ever met in my life – he eats five meals a day, but he has got big boots to fill. Lunch is his third meal, then he has more around four o'clock and I'm like, 'Don't eat now, it's dinner time in two hours with the girls', and he's like, 'No – I need my food.'"

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' host was worried her husband wouldn't get the calories he needs during his stint on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!', as the campmates mostly ate rice and beans.

But Tess found herself "laughing along" with Vernon as she watched him camp out at Gwrych Castle in North Wales.

She added: "He seems to have coped with it quite well, but I can see how much weight he's lost I've been laughing along with him, crying with him, throwing up almost when they're eating what they're eating."

What's more, Vernon revealed the ITV bosses scheduled his finalist feast with runner-up Jordan North and winner Giovanna Fletcher at 6:30 in the morning.

He said: “I had a full-on peri peri chicken at 6.30 in the morning, with medium spiced chicken wings and sweet potato mash."

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