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Tess Daly unveils Vernon Kay's romantic gesture ahead of Valentine's Day

The couple have been married since 2003

Sharnaz Shahid

Tess Daly is one happy lady! The Strictly Come Dancing host was surprised to see a sweet love note from her husband Vernon Kay when she left the house on Tuesday.

Following a night of snow, the 51-year-old was left speechless after her TV star husband etched the words, "[Love] you," on her car. Upon seeing the message, Tess gushed: "And it's not even Valentine's yet @vernonkay [heart emoji]."

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It's likely Vernon had already set off to volunteer at Bolton's newest vaccination site. He took on the role of marshal this week, helping some of his hometown’s most vulnerable residents get their coronavirus jab.

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Over the past year, both Vernon and Tess have spent increasing amounts of time at home with their daughters, Phoebe, 16, and 11-year-old Amber, during the UK's lockdown restrictions.

In November, the parents were either busy filming Strictly or taking part in I'm A Celebrity. During an exclusive chat with HELLO!, Tess opened up about lockdown life and how she is among thousands of parents who have taken on the role of teacher at home.

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The Strictly star shared this snap of her husband's sweet love note

"We're just getting through it by taking each day as it comes, staying positive, keeping the home happy for the girls," she explained. "I'm so appreciative of their wonderful teachers for pulling off this feat."

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She added: "It's a levelling experience. We are in it together. I mean, as a family, we've always been a tight-knit unit. I'm very much about focusing on the positive, which at this time is, of course, extremely challenging."

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The TV stars have been married since 2003

Asked who the stricter teacher is at home, Tess replied: "It's both of us, really. We juggle it between us but they're really good, they're diligent, they get on with their lessons. They're accountable for themselves. My eldest is in her GCSE year, which obviously is up in the air at the moment."

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