Vernon Kay up for Strictly special

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 June 2014
Vernon Kay and Tess Daly

Vernon Kay and Tess Daly

Vernon Kay has revealed he is open to appearing on 'Strictly Come Dancing' - which is hosted by his wife Tess Daly - as a contestant on a Christmas special

Vernon Kay would agree to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 40-year-old TV presenter, who is married to the BBC show's co-presenter Tess Daly, wouldn't commit to a full series of the glitzy ballroom dancing show but is eager to appear on the annual Christmas special - despite confessing he's not a great dancer.

He is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: "My dancing is terrible. My brain just doesn't connect with my feet. But I could do the Christmas special."

Vernon was rumoured to replace Sir Bruce Forsyth as his wife's co-presenter for the new series of 'Strictly', but the job has since gone to Claudia Winkleman, who previously hosted the results show with Tess.

The 'Family Fortunes' host - who has two daughters, Phoebe, nine, and Amber, five, with his wife - is thrilled Tess and Claudia have been picked to front the show.

He enthused: "I'm really proud of Tess and Claudia. Two women hosting a primetime TV show is amazing."

Vernon recently admitted he was never in line for the 'Strictly' job and knew Claudia was the favourite to get it.

He explained to Britain's OK! magazine: "If I said, 'No, I don't want the job', then people would have said, 'Why don't you want to work with your wife?' So I said I'd love the job, knowing that behind the scenes Claudia had already got the gig."

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