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Vernon Kay would seriously consider Strictly despite awkward chats with Tess

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The whole country is well and truly hooked on Strictly Come Dancing and television presenter Vernon Kay is no different. With his wife Tess Daly fronting the show, it's safe to say he's invested in the show — as he is every year — but would he ever do it?

In an exclusive chat with OK!, Vernon said: "If they asked me, I'd seriously consider it." However, the 47 year old star admitted it might be "awkward coming off the dance floor and Tess saying 'Did you turn the iron off and close the dishwasher.'"

He added: "You know, all that husband and wife stuff."

The pair are a true TV power couple and Vernon's admiration for Tess knows no bounds.

"Tess and Claudia [Winkleman] broke the mould and set the pace for women in TV," he told us. "There are a lot of women behind the camera, and it’s great to see two women of a certain age presenting the BBC’s biggest entertainment show. It’s amazing!"

He admitted he'd love to work with his wife again.

"One thing I learned from working with Tess is that you have to be ready for every scenario in live television," he said.

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"Until I worked with her, I had ad-libbed my way through it, but when I worked with her, I thought, “Wow!” She knows her script, Claudia’s script, the camera script, she’s unbelievable."

The pair co-hosted the BBC reality singing contest Just The Two Of Us which aired in 2006 and 2007, but they haven't worked together since.

Vernon returned to our screens to host Game Of Talents after successfully securing new fans during last year's I'm A Celebrity…. The star admitted he'd never worked on something with such a "broad demographic."

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"When I was on Radio 1 and T4, people would say, “Hey Vern, how are you doing?” now I’m spotted by groups of lads – I’ve never had so many free pints!," he explained.

Vernon continued: "They’re like, 'Get in there, Vern! Come on, mate!' That’s the biggest compliment, when your peer group wants to buy you a pint."

Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday nights on BBC One and you can catch up on iPlayer.

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