Name Tess Daly

Birth name Helen Elizabeth Daly

Birthday 27 April 1969

Star sign Taurus

Birthplace Stockport, Cheshire

Marriages Vernon Kay, September 2003 – present

Tess Daly was born as Helen Elizabeth Daly in Stockport to dad Vivian and mum Sylvia in 1969. She has a sister called Karen.

The talented youngster gained nine O-Levels at New Mills Secondary School before being spotted by a modelling agency.

She did her first job at 18 and went on to work all over the world. For a few years she lived in Paris and New York.

After further modelling work and appearances in music videos for the likes of Duran Duran, Tess Daly switched to television. She made her debut in 2000 hosting the Find Me A Model competition on Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast.

Over the years Tess hosted a variety of shows including SM:TV Live, Back To Reality and Make Me A Supermodel.

In 2004 she landed her most famous role on Strictly Come Dancing, which she co-presented with Bruce Forsyth until 2013. Claudia Winkleman took over as Tess’s co-host in 2014.

Tess married fellow model-turned-TV star Vernon Kay in 2003 after dating for two years. She gave birth to their first child, a daughter called Phoebe, in October 2004. Their second little girl Amber followed in May 2009.

The couple teamed up to front celebrity singing competition Just the Two Of Us in 2007.

A scandal rocked their relationship in February 2010 when Vernon confessed he’d been sending saucy texts and private Twitter messages to Page 3 model Rhian Sugden behind Tess’s back.

He had also contacted four other women and admitted to feeling ’embarrassed’ for what he’d put his family through. Tess stuck by her man and vowed they’d work through their problems.

Tess Daly has continued to be a regular face on our TV screens. She has hosted popular shows such as Children In Need and has filled in as a guest presenter on The One Show.

The star is clearly multitalented – she turned her hand to writing in 2011 when she released her first novel The Camera Never Lies.

Two years later her second book, called It’s Up To You New York, hit stores.

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