Vernon Kay has pulled out of his UK radio show on Saturday.
The TV presenter and radio host – who admitted to exchanging sexy text messages with five women, including glamour model Rhian Sudgen – has asked BBC bosses if he can skip his Saturday morning show to stay at his family home in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire so he can work on repairing his relationship with wife Tess Daly.
A friend told The Sun newspaper: "He's asked BBC bosses if he can miss the show as he wants to sort things out. We're waiting to hear back, but we expect they will find someone to stand in.
"Obviously it will be difficult for him to broadcast live with all the stuff about his sex texts flying around at the moment. It could be uncomfortable for him – especially when he asks listeners to send in texts."
Friends of the couple reportedly had to break the news to Tess about her husband's multiple indiscretions late on Tuesday night, and she is “devastated” by the news.
A source at ITV said: "Tess is absolutely shattered. At first she thought she could cope with just one girl, but then when the floodgates opened, she was devastated.
"She thought she knew him, but she said 'the trust is gone' and I think it will take a while to regain that trust in the marriage."
Vernon – who has two daughters, Phoebe, five, and nine-month-old Amber from his six year marriage to Tess - has apologised profusely for his actions and vowed to do "whatever it takes" to win his family’s faith back.
He said: "I've got the most beautiful family and I'm embarrassed I've put them through this. I'll do whatever it takes to resolve the situation."
These revelations have come at a bad time for the 'Family Fortunes' presenter, whose £2m (€2.26m) two-year deal with ITV finishes in a few weeks.
Bosses at the network are reportedly quizzing his agent about the situation before they offer him an extension.