I'm A Celebrity 2020: Vernon Kay recalls Chequers trip with Tony Blair

Vernon Kay recalled the moment his wife Tess Daly gave him a dig in his arm as he cracked jokes with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.

During Monday’s I’m A Celebrity

Get Me Out Of Here!, the presenter, 47, entertained his fellow campmates when he revealed he was invited to Chequers during the politician’s leadership.

The host admitted that while broadcaster Tess, 51, was left irritated by his humour, he and Tony, 67, surprisingly bonded over Lightsabers.

Unlikely guests: Vernon Kay recalled when his wife Tess Daly gave him a dig in his arm as he cracked jokes with ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair during Monday's I'm A Celebrity

Unlikely guests: Vernon Kay recalled when his wife Tess Daly gave him a dig in his arm as he cracked jokes with ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair during Monday's I'm A Celebrity

Unlikely guests: Vernon Kay recalled when his wife Tess Daly gave him a dig in his arm as he cracked jokes with ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair during Monday’s I’m A Celebrity

Vernon was inspired to reflect on the formal dinner after the camp commented on the full moon which illuminated North Wales’ Gwrych Castle.

During the gathering with the Strictly star, Tony, his wife Cherie and Lord and Lady Sainsbury, the media personality touched on when the former Labour leader complimented the dark sky.

The TV star shared: ‘I didn’t even look, I just went, ”yeah Tony, I know, I know, I…”, before making a cheeky wolf noise.

Fun times: The presenter, 47, admitted that while broadcaster Tess (pictured in March), 51, was left irritated by his humour, he and the politician, 67, surprisingly bonded over Lightsabers

Fun times: The presenter, 47, admitted that while broadcaster Tess (pictured in March), 51, was left irritated by his humour, he and the politician, 67, surprisingly bonded over Lightsabers

Fun times: The presenter, 47, admitted that while broadcaster Tess (pictured in March), 51, was left irritated by his humour, he and the politician, 67, surprisingly bonded over Lightsabers

Come inside... The host entertained his fellow campmates when he revealed he was invited to Chequers during his leadership (pictured with his wife Cherie at the country house in 2006)

Come inside... The host entertained his fellow campmates when he revealed he was invited to Chequers during his leadership (pictured with his wife Cherie at the country house in 2006)

Come inside…

The host entertained his fellow campmates when he revealed he was invited to Chequers during his leadership (pictured with his wife Cherie at the country house in 2006)

When asked if the businessman was amused by his antics, Vernon – who knocked back a few glasses of wine – admitted that he was a fan, but his long-time partner Tess was left unimpressed. 

The Splash star also explained how barrister Cherie, 66, showed the guests around their former country house, which was filled with historic paintings and gifts from other countries.

Vernon added that they saw some swords used by Oliver Cromwell as Tony claimed he knew how to use the weapons following a Lightsaber tutorial with Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson.

Wow: The Splash star also explained how barrister Cherie, 66, showed the guests around the country house, which was filled with historic paintings (pictured in April)

Wow: The Splash star also explained how barrister Cherie, 66, showed the guests around the country house, which was filled with historic paintings (pictured in April)

Wow: The Splash star also explained how barrister Cherie, 66, showed the guests around the country house, which was filled with historic paintings (pictured in April)

Jokes on him: When asked if the businessman was amused by his antics, Vernon admitted that he was a fan, but his long-time partner Tess was left unimpressed

Jokes on him: When asked if the businessman was amused by his antics, Vernon admitted that he was a fan, but his long-time partner Tess was left unimpressed

Jokes on him: When asked if the businessman was amused by his antics, Vernon admitted that he was a fan, but his long-time partner Tess was left unimpressed

Fun fact: The ITV star added that Tony claimed he knew how to use the weapons following a Lightsaber tutorial with Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson (picturted in 2005)

Fun fact: The ITV star added that Tony claimed he knew how to use the weapons following a Lightsaber tutorial with Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson (picturted in 2005)

Fun fact: The ITV star added that Tony claimed he knew how to use the weapons following a Lightsaber tutorial with Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson (picturted in 2005)

Talking best university in indonesia the Telegraph, the former model said: ‘You just think big decisions have been made in these rooms…

‘Then Tess Daly from Strictly Come Dancing and Vernon Kay from Family Fortunes walk in.’

Corrie star Beverley Callard appeared impressed by his anecdote as she said: ‘You just don’t expect that in Chequers do you, I want to go.’   

Vernon and Tess share daughters Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11, who have been expressing their pride at their father’s stint throughout the series.

Family first: The couple share daughters Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11, who have been expressing their pride at their father's stint throughout the series (pictured together)

Family first: The couple share daughters Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11, who have been expressing their pride at their father's stint throughout the series (pictured together)

Family first: The couple share daughters Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11, who have been expressing their pride at their father’s stint throughout the series (pictured together)