Tess Daly congratulates emotional husband Vernon Kay as he completes ultramarathon
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It's finally happened. Vernon Kay has at long-last completed the ultramarathon!
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you'll know that BBC Radio 2 mid morning presenter has been tirelessly training up to do the ultramarathon in order to raise money for Children In Need.
Tess, 54, took to Instagram earlier today (17 November) to share with her 852k followers just how proud she was of Vernon, 49, and his monumental achievement.
She started off by saying she was 'absolutely gutted' not to be at the finish line not to cheer Vernon on today as she was busy with Strictly duties.
"BUT," Tess continued, "what a moment, what an achievement, I am SO PROUD of what you’ve done!"
She went on: "I can see in your body that it’s taken a physical toll but I know that it won’t matter right now, as the total of over three MILLION raised for Children In Need is just incredible, and the generosity and support shown by everyone that has so kindly donated and those who have come out to support you along the way has been beyond wonderful."
Tess concluded the touching Instagram post adding: "I know it’s kept you going (and me too).
"Love you to bits Vern, you’ve got this!!"
The BBC has since confirmed that dad-of-two Vernon has now raised an 'unreal' £4,014,362 for the charity with many fans rushing to social media to share their praise.
One Instagram user penned: "He deserves recognition for this awesome achievement, so many children will benefit from this, well done Vernon we salute you."
"What a guy!" gushed a second. "So proud of you Vern. Your determination is inspiring x."
A third chimed in: "Sobbing!!! Just amazing … he is a truly fabulous human."
"Amazing! Well done Vernon! What a star," echoed a fourth while a fifth penned: "Absolutely awesome, in tears listening and just so so proud."
A final Instagram user added: "Absolutely amazing achievement - well done Vernon - you’re a star."
While Vernon has now finished the ultramarathon, it's still not too late if you'd like to support his incredible efforts by donating to BBC Children in Need here.
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