The model, 33, who is currently blazing the promo trail for her new Channel 4 documentary Page 3: The Naked Truth, spoke about the 2010 situation which resulted in a public apology from the funnyman, 46, to his wife Tess Daly, 51.
Speaking on FUBAR Radio on Thursday evening, Rhian weighed in on her life as a glamour model and the judgement she’s faced while also revealing she has paused her IVF plans with her husband Oliver Mellor.
Open and honest: Rhian Sugden has voiced regrets over her ‘sexting scandal’ with married Vernon Kay while also detailing the latest update in her IVF journey
Rhian and Vernon’s daily contact came to light in 2010 after he pursued her on Twitter, text and email for four months, with the blonde bombshell 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 apologises’ and wishing the both of them happiness for the future.
Vernon was famously forced to make a public apology to his wife Tess on BBC Radio 1 back in 2010 after a set of their 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.
Hard times: The model, 33, who is currently blazing the promo trail for her new Channel 4 documentary Page 3: The Naked Truth, spoke about the 2010 scandal which resulted in a public apology from the funnyman, 46, to his wife Tess Daly, 51 (Vernon and Tess in 2015)
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.
Now, speaking to Joanna Chimonides and Stephen Leng on Access All Areas, she said: ‘Yes I have a few regrets. Obviously, the whole Vernon Kay scandal, that’s what I cry about in the documentary actually. That was a massive regret.’
Aside from her past dramas, she was also detailing her conception journey with her husband and how she’s been feeling dejected with the failed round.
Speaking about her IVF, she went on: ‘When the second round failed, I was having a bit of a breakdown about it but now I’ve got a plan in place, I’m not so bothered.’
Her love: Speaking on FUBAR Radio on Thursday evening, Rhian weighed in on her life as a glamour model and the judgement she’s faced while also revealing she has paused her IVF plans with her husband Oliver Mellor (pictured in April last year)
On priorities at the moment, she said: ‘We’ve got a fridge load of injections downstairs but next to it we’ve also got a fridgeful of gin! We can start now…
‘The clinic have said that priority patients can start now and I’m classed as a priority because my egg count is so low, which means I could hit menopause within months and as soon as that hits then it’s too late for me to do it.
‘But I just want a p**s up after lockdown! I want to be in top health when I start again so I’m not ready to start yet. I need like a month of complete detox because there’s no point in me having this healthy tan and then just drinking gin!..
On the up: Aside from her past dramas, she was also detailing her conception journey with her husband and how she’s been feeling dejected with the failed round
‘It’s a bit hypocritical really but I intend to completely go back on a strict diet and everything like that.’
Discussing her return to TV in the documentary, she said: ‘I’m just a bit nervous about being back on TV because I seem to get a lot of stick for being a Page 3 girl. People just can’t seem to get their head around that I still model in my underwear and get my bra out on Instagram. People are so shocked by this.’
She added: ‘I just wish people would understand that’s my job now. People keep going ‘she’s desperate, she’s getting her boobs out’. No, I’ve literally done this for twelve years now. If I was desperate, then I probably would have gone further, but I haven’t had a need to do that!’