She never fails to flaunt her sensational sense of style.
During the show, dancers ‘brought the essence’ Blackpool to the studios in Elmstree, prompting Tess to declare the night ‘Blackpool in Borehamwood’ on Instagram.
Stunning: Tess Daly exuded glamour as she slipped into a fitted black dress with sultry sheer leg panels for Saturday’s episode of Strictly Come Dancing
Tess looked sensational as she posed up a storm in her figure-hugging Little Black Dress ahead of the show kicking off.
She exuded confidence as she highlighted her toned pins with sheer panels down the front of her legs and a corset-style bodice to draw attention to her slim waist.
The blonde beauty also ensured she was perfectly made up, styling her locks into bouncy waves and donning a full face of makeup including a slick of nude lipstick.
Tess completed her ensemble with a pair of black heels before adding a selection of stylish jewellery, perfect for the glitzy evening.
All glammed up: The host, 51, highlighted her svelte figure with a fitted bodice and added a little sparkle to her look with some black gems down the sides of her gown
‘Blackpool in Borehamwood’: Tess took to Instagram ahead of the show’s attempt to recreate the essence of the iconic ballroom destination at their studios in Elmstree
On Saturday night the pros kicked off the show with a pre-taped routine, paying homage to the seaside town.
Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse then took to the floor for the first dance of the night, to I’ve Got You Under My Skin.
Donning typical ballroom attire, the opening pair paid homage to Blackpool week with a classic routine.
‘It was almost like we were in the Tower Ballroom!’ glamorous host Tess commented after the dance.
Blackpool comes to Strictly: Tess and co-host Claudia Winkleman got into the Blackpool mood as they prepared to celebrate the iconic Tower Ballroom at Elstree studios in Hertfordshire ahead of the show on Saturday
Elsewhere during the show Jamie Laing managed to top the leaderboard with Karen Hauer, scoring an almost-perfect 29 out of 30.
While Caroline Quentin turned heads when she licked her dance partner Johannes Radebe while they danced the cha cha to Rescue Me.
Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice also did little to dispel romance whisperings with a scintillating Argentine Tango – leaving head judge Shirley Ballas ‘hot under the collar’.
And while Tess is busy hosting Strictly, her husband Vernon Kay is also appearing on TV as he takes part in this year’s season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
Glam: Tess wore her blonde locks down and perfectly styled into bouncy waves
Homage! Strictly Come Dancing’s usual jaunt to Blackpool had to be cancelled this year – another pandemic-related spanner in the works for the 2020 series
On Saturday’s episode of the challenge show Vernon revealed that he and wife of 17 years secretly renewed their wedding vows five years ago.
The presenting duo originally wed in 2003 and have two daughters – Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11.
‘We have done, we did it in France, about five years ago,’ he revealed. ‘I booked a weekend in our favourite hotel in the South Of France and I spoke to [Tess’] stylist at the time and I said I needed four dresses.
Secret ceremony: Tess’ husband Vernon Kay revealed that he and his wife of 17 years secretly renewed their wedding vows five years ago on Saturday night’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
‘[Tess] didn’t know anything. I said I needed four dresses and I gave her a card and it said congratulations on your second wedding day and I said we’re going to renew our vows.
‘She said, ‘I’ve got nothing to wear,’ and I said. ‘you say that… pick one!’
‘We went to reception and her Mum, my parents, the kids and my brother were waiting and she was like ‘oh my God! We had such a lovely day!’
This romantic story moved Jessica, who said afterwards in the Telegraph: ‘It’s incredible that Vernon arranged in secret the renewal of his vows. It’s like a fairy tale!’
Giovanna also commented: ‘Vernon’s story is absolutely romantic and wonderful and thoughtful. I mean, Tom, if you’re watching…’
Vernon, 46, and Tess, 51, celebrated their 17-year wedding anniversary on September 12. They wed at St Mary’s Church in Horwich in 2003.
So romantic: Tess took to Instagram to share a snap of the special day alongside her husband and their two daughters Phoebe and Amber
The big day: Vernon and Tess celebrated their 17-year wedding anniversary on September 12. They wed at St Mary’s Church in Horwich in 2003 [pictured]
Family: The presenting duo have two daughters – Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11
Their marriage hit a speed bump in 2010, however, when Vernon was caught sexting glamour model Rhian Sugden.
Vernon pursued Rhian on Twitter, text and email for four months, with the blonde later claiming he also tried to set up a secret liaison with her in a hotel room.
Afterwards, she assured Tess that they never met up alone and it was nothing more than a ‘close friendship and flirty messages’. She concluded with offering her ‘sincerest apologies’ and wishing the both of them happiness for the future.
Vernon was famously forced to make a public apology to Tess on BBC Radio 1 back in 2010 after the saucy messages came to light.
He went on to promise live on air that he would no longer contact Rhian or the four other women he had been caught messaging at the time.
Long-term love: ‘I booked a weekend in our favourite hotel in the South Of France and I spoke to [Tess’] stylist at the time and I said I needed four dresses,’ Vernon explained of the surprise [pictured in the early days of their romance]
It was then revealed the pair had got back in touch in 2015 with Vernon sending hundreds of texts asking to ‘reconnect’ with the model.
Rhian claimed earlier this year that the scandal ruined her career. The model, 33, lamented the fact that the presenter ‘got away with it’ after publicly apologising to his wife.
Rhian said it still ‘makes her feel sick’ that Vernon returned to his presenting duties afterwards and that she wishes she had never met him.
Talking to The Sun, the glamour model said: ‘He just got away with it. It ruined everything for me. I felt like I was going up and up with my career and then that came along. I wish I’d never met him.
‘He got to give an apology on the radio and just got to carry on, with Family Fortunes, ironically. It still makes me feel sick.’
Not without drama: Their marriage hit a speed bump in 2010, however, when Vernon was caught sexting glamour model Rhian Sugden