Splash! host Vernon Kay’s presenting is better this year – says his wife Tess Daly

Strictly Come Dancing host gives her hubby feedback on his presenting… and she’s very honest


Vernon Kay is back for the second series of reality diving show Splash! – and his wife Tess Daly says his presenting is more “slick” this year.


A critique of your hosting style when you get home could be a bit awkward couldn’t it? In fact, according to Vernon, last time around Tess used the word “messy”.

Vernon tells the Sun, “After the first show Tess was very honest – let’s not beat around the bush. She was like, ‘That was messy’ and ‘this part and that part’.”

But the Strictly Come Dancing host is said to be pleased with his efforts this time around on the Tom Daley-led show.

“Last Saturday she said it was really slick. She told me I looked good, too. And trust me, if I didn’t she’d let me know,” Vernon admits.

And it doesn’t stop at his presenting either. Tess was apparently less than keen on the shorts he sported in the first series, although Vernon reveals “she felt guilty” about that comment.

This weekend Boyzone’s Keith Duffy, presenters Paul Ross and Anna Williamson, singer Toyah Willcox and former England rugby player Martin Offiah take to the diving board. But you can keep an eye on Vernon’s performance too…

Splash! continues this Saturday at 7:00pm on ITV