Tess Daly has said her marriage to fellow TV presenter husband Vernon Kay is “worth fighting for” after he admitted sending explicit messages to a string of women.

Speaking for the first time on television about the revelations that surfaced last month, the Strictly Come Dancing host said she would stay with Vernon as the couple had enjoyed “10 great years” together.

She told BBC’s The One Show: “It’s been tough as you can imagine, but I’ve taken some time out to think things through and at the end of the day we’ve had 10 great years together, we’ve got two beautiful kids and we both think that’s worth fighting for.”

Former model Vernon admitting sending explicit texts to around five women, going on to apologise to hundreds of thousands of listeners on his Radio 1 show.

Tess, 38, who married Vernon in 2003, added: “Dealing with it in private is difficult enough but dealing but with it in public is even harder, at the end of the day I’ve had so much support from everyone that I meet really, not just family and friends, that has really touched me a lot and has been amazing.”

Earlier this month the celebrity couple made their first official appearance together since the revelations when they attended a Prince’s Trust award ceremony.

Vernon, 35, interrupted his weekly radio show last month to tell his two million listeners he had been “foolish and stupid”.

Without referring directly to the texts, the All Star Family Fortunes presenter added that he had “disappointed and let down a lot of people”, saying: “To my family and everybody else, I am very sorry.”