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Tess Daly and Vernon Kay enjoy romantic day out for special cause

The TV couple share two daughters together

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Tess Daly and Vernon Kay enjoyed a fabulous day out at The Shard for a very important cause! The couple, who celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary last month, were treated to a Peter Pan inspired afternoon tea to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Taking to her Instagram page on Sunday, the Strictly Come Dancing host shared a series of snaps with her husband during the lavish outing.

"Well that cheered up a dull rainy Sunday: a scrumptious afternoon tea with the most incredible view of London at @aquashard & for a great cause," she wrote. "Since Aqua Shard has teamed up with @greatormondst children's hospital for their new Peter Pan themed afternoon tea."

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The pair dined on delicious shortbread Tinkerbell biscuits and treasure chests of warm scones, which Tess described as "heavenly". She added: "£2 from each afternoon tea goes to raise vital funds for the children's hospital charity #greatormondstreethospital #bestviewoflondon."

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The couple, who tied the knot in 2003 and raise daughters Phoebe, 15, and Amber, ten, together, appeared to be having a wonderful time as seen in their selfie. The pair are notoriously private about their marriage. However, during a recent interview, TV star Vernon confessed life in lockdown has had an incredible impact on their marriage.

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One of the snaps Tess shared from the lovely outing

"At first it took a lot of getting used to because we do enjoy our freedoms, the simple things like just nipping to the shop or going out for a beer with your mates and general social gatherings that you take for granted and once they've gone you think, 'Right, what am I going to do?'" he told the Humans of XS Manchester podcast.

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"The positive thing is that it's enabled us as a family to really get to know each other even better than you would as a family."

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A glimpse of the treats the couple enjoyed at Aqua Shard

Over the years, their relationship has been under scrutiny, with both parties admitting that marriage isn't all plain sailing. The admission comes after Vernon confessed to texting glamour model Rhian Sugden in 2010 and again in 2015.

He added: "When you're in lockdown and you're spending 24/7 with each other it really gives you the chance to really kind of re-connect and get to know each other better, not better, but you really get under the skin of your relationships with your kids and your missus."

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