Tess Daly cosies up to husband Vernon Kay at star-studded event

The couple enjoyed a night off from parental duties, they share two daughters together

Tess Daly and Vernon Kay looked picture perfect as they enjoyed a night at the fifth annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, on Thursday evening. The couple, who have been married for thirteen years, appeared to be in great and relaxed spirits as they mingled with fellow guests at the star-studded event, which was held in central London.

Tess Daly and Vernon Kay at the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards

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Dressed in a striking black number with a thigh-high slit, the Strictly Come Dancing presenter exuded heaps of glamour. She stood tall in a chic pair of metallic heels, while opting for minimal traces of make-up. Her partner looked handsome in a silky blue suit, which was teamed with a crisp white shirt and a blue dotted tie. Tess, 48, and Vernon, 43, who share daughters Phoebe, 12, and Amber, seven, were no doubt enjoying a night off parental duties. They happily stopped and posed for pictures at the exclusive party, which was also attended by Lisa Snowdon and Claudia Winkleman.

The couple enjoyed a night off from parental duties on Thursday

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The TV stars appeared to put on a united front months after it was reported that Vernon allegedly had been messaging a glamour model which nearly cost him his marriage. Shortly after the allegations last year, Vernon released an official statement in which he insisted his wife was well-aware of his messages to model Rhian Sugden. He said: "I was contacted by Rhian out of the blue back in December regarding the story 2010, claiming she had new information she wanted to pass on. I recognise how it may look when the messages are pulled out of context but there was never any inappropriate intent to our communication. I was merely trying to find out answers to questions I've had since 2010."