POPULAR TV presenter Vernon Kay has finished this year's I'm a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here in third place – but how did he perform?

The Bolton boy entered Gwrych Castle, near Abergele in North Wales, just over three weeks ago, and quickly won over fans with his humour.

Viewers couldn't help but laugh when Coronation Street star Beverley Callard put her foot in her mouth by criticising a programme Vernon used to host.

As the camp discussed Splash!, a show which saw celebrities take part in a diving competition, the actress said she thought it was “the most stupid programme ever”.

True to form, Vernon took the comment in his stride, telling her: “It kept my central heating on though, Beverley.”

Vernon impressed the audience with his performance in trials, tackling the Celebrity Cyclone dressed as a knight, catching fish guts inside a helmet, and munching through sheep brains, cow’s teat and deer testicles.

He remarked that the brains “tasted like really bad pate”, the teat was akin to “mouldy cheese mixed with burnt tyre rubber” and while he failed to stomach one of the deer’s gonads first time around, he chewed it down moments later.

In last night's episode, Vernon took on Table of Torment as his final Trial to try and win stars for camp to provide starters for the final dinner.

It was an endurance Trial and he had to lie flat shackled on a table for 10 minutes as various critters and rotten fruit and veg were placed on him.

For every 2 minutes he endured he would win a star for camp – three for a starter each, the fourth star for a drink, and the fifth for a treat of his choice.

It didn’t get off to a great start with Vernon shocked at the horrendous smell of the rotten vegetables placed on him “Oh my god that’s disgusting, that stinks.” This was soon followed by a collection of critters placed all over his body.

Vernon successfully endured 10 minutes and afterwards said “That is the most horrific thing I’ve ever done in my entire life.”

The final three, including podcaster Giovanna Fletcher and radio presenter Jordan North, all sat down for a final meal together of their favourite food.

Vernon was the only person to opt for a non-alcoholic drink, enjoying a cup of tea alongside his meal of prawn cocktail, chicken and sweet potato mash, and treacle sponge.

Throughout the series, the former St Mary's Primary School student opened up about his personal life, recalling stories about wife, Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly, and their two daughters, Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11.

He told the camp about Phoebe learning that her mum appeared on TV each week.

Speaking about the time, he said: “When Phoebe was watching Strictly with me, I used to dress up in a suit at first when she was young and we would dance together.

“So she would put a princess dress on, I’d wear a suit and when they were all dancing around we would replicate that and just out the blue one evening she said, ‘Daddy, is my mummy Tess Daly?’

“Because we had never really explained that mummy works on the telly because obviously, mummy’s mummy.”

He also revealed that the couple, who married in 2003, renewed their vows in France around five years ago.

Vernon Kay has told how he renewed his wedding vows with wife Tess Daly.

He said: “I booked a weekend in our favourite hotel in the South of France and I spoke to Tess’s stylist at the time and I said I needed four dresses."

Tess apparently “didn’t know anything…. 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.”

Vernon broke hearts across the country when he left a heartfelt message to Tess during last night's episode – telling her how much he loved her.

The popular presenter said she'd struggled without her husband, going through sleepless nights as she worried about him being cold or going hungry.

She told ITV’s Lorraine: “Oh my goodness, it feels like he has been away forever. I think about him every moment of every day and I watch him every night.

“Yeah, he is doing brilliantly and it’s lovely watching him but it’s nerve-wracking, it really is. I worry about him being cold, about him not eating.

“Honestly, I have barely slept. I don’t think I have slept more than five or six hours since he has been in there."

Daughter Phoebe and Amber have loved seeing their dad in the castle, with 16-year-old Phoebe staying up to watch the show every night with her mum.

Younger Amber, 11, isn't allowed to stay up so late due to school, but has been watching the show every Friday.

Tess added: “She saw the show when he said ‘hello’. I looked at their faces and they just lit up.

“They miss him, they haven’t seen him for four and a half weeks now, because they were isolating for two weeks before going in.”