Tess Daly stands by and defended Vernon Kay

This is getting serious!!!

The host Tess Daly vows to stand by the side of Vernon Kay and says she will not let Rhian Sugden ruin her marriage after he was caught sending sexy texts to a topless model. She also vowed to save her marriage and blasted the glamour model who swapped secret texts with her husband Vernon Kay.

The 47 year old Tess branded the allegations a stitch-up as the celebrity couple put on a united front at a family party. The two of them were pictured together for first time since it emerged TV and Radio presenter Vernon secretly arranged to meet Rhian Sugden three weeks ago. Vernon is set to host Drive which is a new celebrity game show starting on Tuesday and is desperate to play down the latest claims. Tess suffered fresh anguish after it was revealed he tried to arrange a hotel tryst behind his wife’s back and telling the Page Three girl to disguise herself in a wig.

The All Star Family Fortunes host Vernon who has two children with Tess tried to set up the secret meeting recently despite having been previously exposed for sex texting Rhian in 2010 and Tess who has hosted Strictly Come Dancing since 2004 is now braced for the possibility of further claims.

The couple attended a family get-together in Vernon’s Bolton home town last night and a close friend of the two said Tess thinks this whole incident has been designed to cause harm and she won’t let it affect her. The couple had talked about it and they’re absolutely fine. The two of them totally united.

The friend added that Tess thinks the whole thing is a stitch-up and this woman is trying to make cash and boost her own profile. The two of them both determined these allegations won’t damage them or their family.

The WhatsApp chats between the 29 year old Rhian Sugden and Vernon who he stored in his phone under the name Alice show they agreed to meet at a discreet apartment hotel. Vernon was in Manchester at that time working for Comic Relief and the flirty messages show he tried to arrange a secret meeting asking the ex-glamour model to conceal her identity.

The presenter suggested she meet him in a very private location and asked her not to tell anyone they were in touch again then he also ordered her to delete messages detailing any of their alleged plans. The relationship of Rhian and her fiancé Oliver Mellor is said to be on the rocks following a series of blistering rows over her planned meeting with Vernon. Rhian who has been planning to marry Oliver later this year approached a celebrity magazine to sell exclusive rights to the wedding for more than £30,000 as a matter of fact.

Rhian has penned an ­explosive account of her relationship with Vernon in a tell-all book which she touted around publishers in recent months and a source said she was hoping to pocket £100,000 for her memoirs and revelations about flings with a Hollywood lister and Russell Brand.