Vernon Kay is "annoyed" by celebrities who complain about being famous.

Vernon Kay is sick of celebrities who complain about being famous

Vernon Kay is sick of celebrities who complain about being famous

The 49-year-old star has been a mainstay on television since the 1990s having fronted shows like 'T4', 'Splash!' and 'Loose Men' but admitted he gets sick of his fellow famous faces who don't care for the attention and has "dared" them to go back to low-paid jobs.

He told The Sunday Times: "Well, it annoys me when people say, ‘I hate being famous'. Well, don’t be then. Get back on the bins. I dare you. I’ll happily quaff a pint with anyone!"

Meanwhile, the former 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' contestant - who is married to 'Strictly Come Dancing' host Tess Daly and has Phoebe, 18, and 13-year-old Amber with her - recently replaced Ken Bruce as the host of BBC Radio 2's mid-morning weekday slot and explained that it would be "foolish" to try to "replicate" his long-running predecessor in the role despite falling numbers of listeners.

He said: "It would be foolish to replicate Ken — Ken is Ken. My parents said, ‘Just be yourself.' I did Radio 1 and I never worried about the numbers because they didn’t worry the boss. I did commercial network Radio X and did worry because numbers did worry the boss. Numbers are not as important to me as people assume. I like my job. I say hello to nearly seven million people. It’s bonkers. People say Radio 2 this and Radio 2 that, but the station gets 13.5 million listeners a week.

"If you’re on a shop floor all day, you’re talking to colleagues. Radio is the same thing — but for two and a half hours. I am their colleague for that time. Everyone who knows me knows I like a chitter chatter.”

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