Vernon Kay stays awkwardly quiet as This Morning caller queries what to do after catching her husband secretly messaging an ex… after sexting Rhian Sugden behind wife Tess Daly’s back

His marriage to Tess Daly hit an infamous speed bump in 2010 when he was caught sexting glamour model Rhian Sugden. 

And during Monday’s installment of This Morning, Vernon Kay, 47, stayed awkwardly quiet as a caller named Gayle queried what she should do after catching her husband secretly messaging an ex.

After he and his co-host Josie Gibson asked for clarification on details from the female caller, Vernon stayed notably stum on the topic – with viewers taking to Twitter over the segment.

Awkward: During Monday’s installment of This Morning, Vernon Kay, 47, stayed awkwardly quiet as a caller named Gayle queried what to do over her husband secretly messaging an ex

Gayle called in to get advice from Rosie Green, explaining that she’s been with her husband for 18 years, and found out last week that two-and-a-half years ago he rekindled a relationship with a former lover.

She explained: ‘He got in touch with his ex behind my back and he’s met up with her twice. I was really, really sick at the time.

‘Nothing happened. He’s very much blasé ‘oh it was just friends getting to know each other, and I – reading the texts, it was a lot more than that! I just don’t know how to get over it.’

Vernon asked: ‘And this is someone who he was seeing, an ex-partner?’ while Josie added: ‘And you were going through chemotherapy at the time?’ with Gayle answering ‘yes’ to both questions.

Scandal! His marriage to Tess Daly hit an infamous speed bump in 2010 when he was caught sexting glamour model Rhian Sugden (pictured)

Scandal! His marriage to Tess Daly hit an infamous speed bump in 2010 when he was caught sexting glamour model Rhian Sugden (pictured)

Clarifying the situation: After he and Josie Gibson asked for clarification from the caller, Vernon stayed notably stum on the topic

Clarifying the situation: After he and Josie Gibson asked for clarification from the caller, Vernon stayed notably stum on the topic

Keeping quiet: As Rosie gave her advice and Josie shook her head in disgust at the woman's husband, Vernon didn't get involved in the remainder of the chat and showed little emotion

Keeping quiet: As Rosie gave her advice and Josie shook her head in disgust at the woman’s husband, Vernon didn’t get involved in the remainder of the chat and showed little emotion

As Rosie gave her advice and Josie shook her head in disgust at the woman’s husband, Vernon didn’t get involved in the remainder of the chat and showed little emotion.

One viewer wrote on Twitter: ‘Not sure Vernon’s the right person to be heading-up a segment about people sending flirty text messages.’

Another person commented: ‘Vernon keeping very quiet during phone call from woman whose man has been texting another woman! AWKWARD!’

‘Vernon’s face on the online cheating bit,’ noted someone else while one fan of the show pointed out: ‘Vernon is an expert in sexting.’  

Yikes: This Morning viewers taking to Twitter over the segment

Yikes: This Morning viewers taking to Twitter over the segment

Back in in 2010, Vernon – who has been married to Strictly host Tess Daly since 2013 – was caught sexting glamour model Rhian Sugden. 

The TV star pursued Rhian on Twitter, text and email for four months, with the blonde later claiming he also tried to set up a secret liaison with her in a hotel room.  

Afterwards, she assured Tess that they never met up alone and it was nothing more than a ‘close friendship and flirty messages’. 

Rhian concluded with offering her ‘sincerest apologies’ and wishing the both of them happiness for the future. 

Married: Vernon and Tess Daly began dating shortly after meeting on T4, and went on to marry in 2013. They are mum and dad to daughters Phoebe, 17, and Amber, 12

Married: Vernon and Tess Daly began dating shortly after meeting on T4, and went on to marry in 2013. They are mum and dad to daughters Phoebe, 17, and Amber, 12

Vernon was famously forced to make a public apology to Tess on BBC Radio 1 back in 2010 after the saucy messages came to light. 

He went on to promise live on air that he would no longer contact Rhian or the four other women he had been caught messaging at the time.

It was then revealed the pair had got back in touch in 2015 with Vernon sending hundreds of texts asking to ‘reconnect’ with the model.

Strictly presenter Tess and the All Star Family Fortunes host are mum and dad to Phoebe, 17, and Amber, 12.

'Special day': And the end of last year, Tess shared a snap from when she and Vernon secretly renewed their wedding vows six years ago

‘Special day’: And the end of last year, Tess shared a snap from when she and Vernon secretly renewed their wedding vows six years ago

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