scandal tweets Pinocchio message after TV star claims she got in touch with him first
- She and father-of-two Kay, 41, were back in contact six years after their messages almost cost him marriage to wife Tess Daly
- Kay has claimed it was Miss Sugden who had approached him and there was 'never any inappropriate intent'
- Miss Daly to stand by her husband after forgiving him for previous scanda
Rhian Sugden, 29, has not spoken publicly since it emerged that she and Kay, 41, had been back in contact, six years after their messages almost cost him his marriage to Strictly Come Dancing co-presenter Tess Daly.
But last night, the former Page Three Girl took to Twitter to post a picture of the Disney character Pinocchio, with the message: 'A liar should have a good memory. #TwoSides'. She deleted the tweet this morning.
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Rhian Sugden, glamour model at the centre of the Vernon Kay sexting scandal has broken her silence with a cryptic tweet, which has since been deleted, hitting out at a 'liar'
Father-of-two Vernon Kay, 41, reportedly tried to arrange a hotel tryst with Miss Sugden (right) - despite their text messages nearly ending his marriage to Strictly's Tess Daly (together left) six years ago
It is not known if Miss Sugden is referring to father-of-two Kay, but her tweet came after he posted a message on Facebook claiming she had got back in touch with him in December with 'information to pass on' about their 2010 scandal.
This afternoon, Miss Sugden was seen out in Wilmslow, Cheshire, where she visited a beauty spa, taking a phone call as she made her way inside for a beauty treatment.
She appeared tense as she took a phone call outside the spa, but was more relaxed once inside, casually dressed in sporty tracksuit bottoms and a vest top.
Her engagement ring, given to her by to soap actor fiance Oliver Mellor was clearly on show.
Miss Sugden looked relaxed and was dressed casually as she arrived for her treatments, while her engagement ring from fiance Oliver Mellor could be seen on her right hand
It emerged earlier this week that TV and radio presenter Kay, who has two daughters, Phoebe, 11, and Amber, six, with Miss Daly was trying to arrange a hotel meeting with Miss Sugden (pictured)
It emerged earlier this week that TV and radio presenter Kay, who has two daughters, Phoebe, 11, and Amber, six, with Miss Daly was trying to arrange meeting at a hotel with Miss Sugden.
But he claimed there was 'never any inappropriate intent' regarding his recent messages, and was just seeking 'answers to questions' he'd had since 2010.
He added that his wife was 'aware everything that has been discussed with Rhian'.
Last night, it was revealed that that Miss Daly is set to stand by her husband, six years after forgiving him for the previous scandal.
The pair are said to have held crunch talks over their marriage, which almost ended in 2010 after Kay was caught exchanging lewd text messages with Miss Sugden.
Miss Sugden was seen out and about in Manchester yesterday, looking pensive as she took a phone call
He was forced to make a public apology to his wife on Radio 1 and promised he would no longer contact Miss Sugden or four other women he had been caught messaging.
A source close to the couple said that despite her 'humiliation', Miss Daly, 46, is not likely to leave Kay and will justify this episode as 'entrapment'.
It also emerged that Ms Daly had given her husband one final chance to save their relationship but had issued him an ultimatum - to break off contact with the glamour model or lose his marriage.
A friend of the couple told The Sun: ‘Tess is utterly devastated but does not want to give up on her family. She met Vernon on Tuesday night and tore strips off him.
‘Vernon has obviously apologised for dragging it up again. Tess has forgiven him but only under some very strict conditions. The main one is that he never speaks to Rhian ever again.’
It emerged last night that Strictly Come Dancing star Miss Daly (pictured right, with co-host Claudia Winkleman) is set to stand by her husband, six years after forgiving him for the previous scandal
She has taken his actions 'really, really badly' and is likely to give him 'the frozen treatment' for a while, the source added, but ultimately she is set to forgive him.
All Star Family Fortunes TV host Kay pulled out of an appearance on BBC's The One Show on Tuesday 'to spend time with his family'.
However, he has been appearing on the Radio X breakfast show - where he has been filling in for regular host Chris Moyles - as normal this week, without mentioning the issues surrounding his personal life.
In an interview with Woman magazine on Tuesday, Kay said: ‘I’m 41 but I feel like I’m 19 still. It’s good to stay fit and keep up with the 20-year-olds. I love going clubbing... what’s wrong with that? It’s important to go out on your own, too.’
A source close to Kay told the Daily Mirror: ‘Rhian contacted him. The only thing Vernon is guilty of is responding to her messages when he should have left her well alone. He feels like he’s been stitched up.’
Vernon Kay looked glum as he left Radio X on Wednesday morning after presenting the daily breakfast show
Kay and Miss Sugden reportedly wanted to meet in January and February but did not go through with it.
A source told The Sun: 'Vernon regularly asked Rhian when she was going to be in London for modelling and she kept asking him if he was going to be in the Manchester area.
'They agreed to book a hotel room in January but it fell through ... Then they agreed to meet in London at the beginning of this month.
'But again the rendezvous failed to materialise because Vernon had family commitments at the last minute.
'The longer this has gone on, the more they have felt guilty. They've cooled it a bit recently and decided it wouldn't be the smartest move to be alone together in a hotel room.'
Kay allegedly even suggested the model wore a disguise so that nobody saw them together.
It was said in the latest claims that Kay had originally suggested dinner with Miss Sugden so she could have some 'closure' on their past sexting episode.
But the exchanges soon escalated and Kay was soon calling her and messaging her while he was at work with plans to meet, it was reported.
Miss Sugden is due to marry Mellor next year. It is unclear whether the planned ceremony will still go ahead.
Last night a spokesman for Kay declined to comment on his marriage.
There was no sign of Vernon Kay or wife Tess Daly at their home in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, yesterday