Tess Daly and Vernon Kay appear distant during make-or-break holiday in the Bahamas... after their marriage was rocked by Rhian Sugden sext scandal

By Rebecca Lawrence For Mailonline

Published: 18:59 EST, 15 April 2016 | Updated: 03:43 EST, 16 April 2016

They jetted off to the Caribbean in the hopes of working on their marriage after another sext scandal threatened to tear them apart.

But Tess Daly and Vernon Kay appeared to be keeping their distance as they stepped out on the beaches of the Bahamas on Wednesday.

Whilst they may have been close in proximity, the body language between the pair spoke volumes as they looked past one another, focusing firmly on the shoreline.  

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Life's a beach: But Tess Daly and Vernon Kay appeared to be keeping their distance in the Bahamas on Wednesday as they jetted off following the Rhian Sugden sext scandalLife's a beach: But Tess Daly and Vernon Kay appeared to be keeping their distance in the Bahamas on Wednesday as they jetted off following the Rhian Sugden sext scandal

Life's a beach: But Tess Daly and Vernon Kay appeared to be keeping their distance in the Bahamas on Wednesday as they jetted off following the Rhian Sugden sext scandal

Clad in a black swimsuit, Tess, 46, looked every inch the beach babe as she covered up her lithe frame in a strapless white playsuit. 

Showing off her lean legs, the Strictly Come Dancing host seemed to be working on topping up her tan as she looked out over the shores, concealing her eyes beneath a pair of white wayfarer sunglasses

Wearing her honey coloured locks loose and tousled, she finished off her ensemble with a cream trilby, whilst she sensibly held her gold sandals in her hands. 

Leggy lady! Clad in a black swimsuit, Tess, 46, looked every inch the beach babe as she covered up her lithe frame in a strapless white playsuit. Showing off her lean legs, the Strictly Come Dancing host dazzled Leggy lady! Clad in a black swimsuit, Tess, 46, looked every inch the beach babe as she covered up her lithe frame in a strapless white playsuit. Showing off her lean legs, the Strictly Come Dancing host dazzled 

Leggy lady! Clad in a black swimsuit, Tess, 46, looked every inch the beach babe as she covered up her lithe frame in a strapless white playsuit. Showing off her lean legs, the Strictly Come Dancing host dazzled 

Vernon, 41, opted for a long sleeved grey T-shirt, seemingly immune to the sunny climes, whilst he wrapped a teal beach towel around his waist.

Also donning a white cap and sunglasses, the pair were sartorially in sync, but seemed to be out of harmony as they looked past one another into the distance.

Whilst they at one point posed with their hands outstretched they did not touch, keeping their physical contact to a minimum.  

Make-or-break: The pair reportedly headed on their beach break for a make-or-break holiay in light of the recent sext scandal between Vernon and Rhian Sugden Make-or-break: The pair reportedly headed on their beach break for a make-or-break holiay in light of the recent sext scandal between Vernon and Rhian Sugden 

Make-or-break: The pair reportedly headed on their beach break for a make-or-break holiay in light of the recent sext scandal between Vernon and Rhian Sugden 

The pair - who wed in 2003 - reportedly headed on their beach break for a make-or-break holiday in light of the recent sext scandal between Vernon and Rhian. 

A source close to the couple told The Sun: 'The last few weeks have been a nightmare for Tess and Vern and they just want to get away from it all.

'They're hoping a break with the girls thousands of miles away from Britain will give them time to work through their problems.' 

In crisis: Vernon and Tess have been married for 13 years, but nearly ended their marriage in 2010 after Vernon was found to be sending lewd texts to Rhian and a series of other women In crisis: Vernon and Tess have been married for 13 years, but nearly ended their marriage in 2010 after Vernon was found to be sending lewd texts to Rhian and a series of other women 

In crisis: Vernon and Tess have been married for 13 years, but nearly ended their marriage in 2010 after Vernon was found to be sending lewd texts to Rhian and a series of other women 

Vernon was originally embroiled in a scandal with the glamour model after lewd texts exchanged between the pair threatened to end their marriage in 2010. 

He was forced to make a public apology to his wife on Radio 1 and promised he would no longer contact Rhian or four other women he had been caught messaging at the time. 

But the busty blonde, 29, recently revealed she was still in contact with the star, and claimed he had asked her to meet up.

Vernon - who has two children with Tess - claimed at the time of the allegations that the Whatsapp messages he sent to Miss Sugden asking to meet had been taken out of context, that he had done 'nothing wrong' and that his wife was completely aware of all contact. 

Lacy lady: Rhian Sugden was found to be exchanging text messages with married host Vernon Kay Lacy lady: Rhian Sugden was found to be exchanging text messages with married host Vernon Kay 

Lacy lady: Rhian Sugden was found to be exchanging text messages with married host Vernon Kay 

Working nine to five: Rhian is putting her sext scandal with Vernon behind her as she heads back to work, sharing several behind the scenes snaps from her lingerie shoot Working nine to five: Rhian is putting her sext scandal with Vernon behind her as she heads back to work, sharing several behind the scenes snaps from her lingerie shoot 

Working nine to five: Rhian is putting her sext scandal with Vernon behind her as she heads back to work, sharing several behind the scenes snaps from her lingerie shoot 

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