Vernon Kay has "reconnected" with Tess Daly amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Vernon Kay and Tess Daly

Vernon Kay and Tess Daly

The 46-year-old TV presenter - who has Phoebe, 15, and Amber, 11, with Tess - revealed they've managed to get "under the skin" of their relationship during the health crisis.

Vernon - who has been married to Tess, 51, since 2003 - shared: "The positive thing is that it's enabled us as a family to really get to know each other even better than you would as a family.

"When you think about it when you're in a relationship, a working relationship, you wake up, you go to work, you get back and you have your dinner, kids doing their homework, you go to bed."

Vernon also revealed that prior to the coronavirus lockdown, he might only see his family for four hours during a typical working day.

He told the 'Humans of XS Manchester' podcast: "When you're in lockdown and you're spending 24/7 with each other, it really gives you the chance to really kind of reconnect and get to know each other better, not better ... but you really get under the skin of your relationships with your kids and your missus."

Vernon and Tess' marriage was thrown into spotlight in 2010, when it was revealed he'd been exchanging explicit messages with model Rhian Sugden.

And Rhian, 33, recently claimed the scandal has undermined her career.

She said: "He just got away with it. It ruined everything for me. I felt like I was going up and up with my career and then that came along. I wish I'd never met him.

"He got to give an apology on the radio and just got to carry on, with 'Family Fortunes', ironically. It still makes me feel sick."

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