The presenter said he was "absolutely gutted" to miss the show.
We won't be seeing him showing off his moves on the BBC ballroom show any time soon.
The Strictly Come Dancing host was repeatedly moved to tears during Vernon's time in the castle.
Jordan North and Vernon Kay also made the final of the ITV show.
"He went in wanting to make us proud, and he made us beyond proud!" the Strictly Come Dancing host wrote.
Ant and Dec announced the winner during Friday's live final.
The final three will battle it out to be crowned the first King or Queen Of The Castle.
The Strictly Come Dancing presenter also says she’s “barely slept” since this year’s castle-based series kicked off.
"I wanted to curl up and die," she later admitted.
It's probably no coincidence Shane Richie was picked by the public as the next star to face a Bushtucker Trial.
The presenter is taking on the Frights Of The Round table alongside Jordan North and Beverley Callard.
The shower might just be a little bit small for the 6ft 3in presenter.
If you thought the change of location meant the stars would be getting an easier ride, think again.
Vernon Kay Shows Fans His I'm A Celeb Quarantine House – And It's Way More Luxurious Than The Show's New Castle
The TV presenter will be moving into somewhere much less comfortable later this week.
The new series of the ITV show, which is relocating Australian jungle to a Welsh castle this year, kicks off next Sunday.
Jessica Plummer, Vernon Kay, AJ Pritchard and Victoria Derbyshire were among those spotted arriving at a photoshoot.
Giovanna Fletcher and Jordan North are the latest names tipped for ITV's revamped reality series.
The Strictly Come Dancing host revealed she's "struggling" with the "unpredictability of everything", but remains optimistic.
After one of Vernon's Instagram followers questioned his relationship with the Strictly Come Dancing host, he was quick to speak out.
'Drive' was billed as ITV's answer to 'Top Gear'.