The All Star Family Fortunes host took to Facebook overnight to address yesterday's headlines that he'd been exchanging messages with glamour model Rhian, six years after her publicly apologised after being caught engaging in racy texting with her.
Vernon said: "Regarding today's story: I was contacted by Rhian out of the blue back in December regarding the story in 2010 claiming she had information she wanted to pass on.
"I recognise how it may look when messages are pulled out of context but there was never any inappropriate intent to our communication, I was merely trying to find answers to questions that I've had since 2010.
"Tess is aware of everything that has been discussed with Rhian."
Vernon, 41, previously issued a publicly apology in 2010 after messages exchanged with Rhian became public. At the time, he said: "This week you may or may not be aware that because of some foolish and stupid decisions I have made, I have disappointed and I have let down a lot of people.
"To my family and everybody, I am very sorry."
Rhian, 29, has yet to comment, while her fiance Oliver Mellor has also remained silent.