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Vernon Kay enjoys 'tremendous' half-term with his daughter after Radio 2 blow

Vernon Kay enjoys 'tremendous' half-term with his daughter after Radio 2 blow

Vernon's radio show took quite the blow before he headed off abroad

Vernon Kay has had a ‘tremendous’ half-term break with his daughter, following a blow to Radio 2.

The star shares Amber, 14, with wife Tess Daly who stayed at home with their eldest, Phoebe, 19.

The couple have been married for 20 years and will be very familiar faces on your TV screen.

Tess of course hosts Strictly Come Dancing and while Vernon has done his fair share of presenting on telly too as well as being a radio host.

In May this year, the dad-of-two began hosting BBC Radio 2’s mid-morning show, replacing the legendary Ken Bruce.

Vernon got half-term off from his radio gig and decided to head to Venice for a few days with Amber.

He shared selfies from the city last Friday (27 October) to Instagram with the caption: “A tremendous half term in Venice with Amber. What a city. So much to see, learn and do.

“Listening to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in the church it was composed, Watching The Barber of Seville in an old Palace and eating a tonne of Carbs for the @bbccin run. Back @bbcradio2 Monday!”

Vernon spent some time off the radio and in Venice.

Tess and Vernon keep their daughters’ lives relatively private, so Amber didn’t feature in any photos shared by her dad.

Instead, the celeb shared selfies and snaps of the Venetian buildings and canals.

This adorable father-daughter getaway came after disappointment for his BBC Radio 2 show.

After 30 years on the show, Ken decided to leave the BBC and move to Greatest Hits Radio.

And the listeners of his old show have dropped in his absence.

Vernon’s show has 6.9 million listeners, according to radio rating body Rajar, dropping a mega 1.3 million from when Ken was still in the chair.

But despite this loss, Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore told The Mirror: “Radio 2 continues to be the country’s most popular station.

“I’m delighted with the flying start Vernon Kay has made to mid-mornings as the UK’s biggest radio show, bringing his warmth, energy and charisma to listeners up and down the country.”

Vernon doesn't typically post his daughters but shared this throwback.

Meanwhile, Ken’s apparently increased the audience for his new Greatest Hits show to 3.7 million, according to Rajar.

But fans still flooded Vernon’s Instagram with praise, pointing out: “Weather looked good and congratulations on a great job on the radio figures! Smashing life fella.”

Another wrote: “I don’t like change and thought I’d miss Ken. I can’t listen to adverts so stuck with radio 2. Your show is wonderful."

And one put: “I didn't think I would stay with Radio 2 after he [Ken] left. But..I've listened to you every morning since July while we renovate our new home and think, you've smashed it!”

It’s a similar feeling among a lot of his fans as they thought ‘nobody would come close’ to Ken, but agree Vernon has ‘smashed it’.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@vernonkay

Topics: Celebrity, Parenting, Entertainment, BBC