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Vernon Kay's Biography

 
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Vernon Kay was born on April 28, 1974 in the Lostock district of Bolton.

As well as co-presenting Just The Two Of Us with his wife Tess Daly, Vernon Kay's presenting credits include Family Fortunes and Vernon Kay's Gameshow Marathon for ITV1.

In 2008, Vernon Kay signed a 'golden handcuffs' 2 year deal with ITV, through which he would present a number of ITV shows including the new series Beat the Star.

Vernon Kay's other presenting credits include T4, Hit Me Baby One More Time on ITV and NBC, as well as Top Of The Pops Plus.

Vernon Kay was also given his own show on Radio 1 on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Vernon Kay went to St Joseph's RC High School and St John Rigby Sixth Form College, Wigan.

He used to clean schools and telephone boxes but he was spotted as a model by the Select agency at the Birmingham Clothes Show Live.

Vernon Kay also won Model Of The Week on The Big Breakfast.

Like his wife, Tess Daly, Vernon Kay moved from modelling to presenting. Tess Daly told the Daily Mirror: "What Vernon and I have in common are our backgrounds and our families. "His dad is a lorry driver and he's been married to his mum for ever. They believe in hard work and being normal. His family is a reflection of mine. When I met him I knew he had the same values I had. I knew that what was important to him was important to me."

In May 2009, Vernon Kay's wife Tess Daly gave birth to their second daughter.

In February 2010, Vernon Kay admitted to The Sun that he had sent explicit text messages to Rhian Sugden and other women.

In 2012, it was revealed that Vernon Kay was to leave Radio 1 after being there for more than nine years.

In 2013, Vernon Kay and Gabby Logan hosted Splash on ITV1.

In 2016, he became the host of the new ITV show Drive.

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