I’m a celebrity star Vernon Kay has admitted that he broke down in tears in camp because the experience left him emotionally and physically “emptied”.
Tellystjärnan, 46, says he missed his wife Tess Daly and their two daughters and was left exhausted and hungry by the meager rations and the strenuous challenges.
He admitted that he was not afraid to let go of his emotions during his time on set because he “felt comfortable” with his fellow stars.
According to the Daily Star Sunday, he said: “I’m still crying on Forrest Gump, so I expected to cry while I was on I’m a celebrity. I even cried in the interview I did at the beginning of the series.
“And when you’re in, you’ll be emotionally drained because you’ve missing your family. I felt comfortable with the group of people I could cry. I did not think about trying to stop me from getting emotional.
“You’re physically depleted, too. We ate no more than rice and beans most of the time. I lost two and a half stones – that’s the weight I did not really need to lose.”
He finally came home yesterday, but could not be reunited with Tess because she was busy filming Strictly Come Dancing.
Vernon he had to watch her on the show before they were finally reunited at midnight.
The phone star shared a picture of Tess on his TV screen as he watched from the couch and told her to “hurry home!”
He wrote: “Hurry home @tessdaly !! @bbcstrict what a show, @craigrevel you are welcome too !!
“(So good to be dust and smoke free! No rice and beans !!!!).”
Vernon had not seen his wife and daughters since October, when he went to Wales to isolate himself before his three-week stay at the castle.
Speaking before he got home, Vernon admitted he would have to wait until Sunday morning to catch up with his wife.
He told The Sun: “We will reunite after Strict. I will come home and meet the girls first, Tess will be back around midnight.”
Vernon went on to reveal that he was happy that his wife and two daughters were “proud” of him for making it to the finals. I’m a Celebrity.