A British TV personality, freelance broadcast, and journalist, Vanessa Feltz is better known for The Vanessa Show, Vanessa: If I Can You Can! And Top 50 Celebrity Meltdowns. Currently, she is working on BBC Radio 2 and a breakfast show on BBC Radio London.
Born on 21st February 1962, Vanessa Jane Feltz spent her childhood in the city of Islington, London. Her father, Norman was a lingerie businessman. She belongs to a Jewish family.
She attended Haberdasher’s Aske’s School for Girls and transferred to Trinity College in Cambridge. Later, earned a degree from Cambridge University.
Vanessa was one of the first female columnists for the Jewish Chronicle, who started her career in the 1980s. Then she joined a British national daily tabloid newspaper, Daily Mirror. She also wrote her first book What Are These Strawberries Doing on My Nipples? I need them For the Fruit Salad.
She has also worked for different TV shows including Channel 4’s morning TV show The Big Breakfast and ITV's daytime TV show Vanessa. The show Vanessa was created in her name by Angelia Television and was moved to the BBC with the name The Vanessa Show, in 1998. Later, she was replaced by Trisha, a Tabloid talk show host.
In 2001, she joined local radio station BBC London 94.9 hosting the mid-afternoon phone-in show. The following year, she appeared as a contestant on the series of Celebrity Big Brother. Later in 2010, she returned to the show Big Brother house but she was expelled from the house two days before the final.
Moreover, her popular BBC Radio 2 Early Breakfast Show broadcasting from 5 am until 6 am each weekday which was one of her popular shows among the critics and was loved by everyone but later it was occupied by Sarah Kennedy, a British TV host, and radio broadcaster. She was last seen in the Celebrity Big Brother house on 7th September 2013.
Who Was Vanessa Feltz Married to? Is She Engaged?
Vanessa married Michael Kurer, a surgeon in 1983. The husband-wife is blessed with two daughters: Allegra and Saskia, who are now happily married. They divorced after a long marital relationship in 2000.
Currently, she is in a love relationship with Ben Ofoedu, a Nigerian/British singer-songwriter. The boyfriend-girlfriend started dating in 2006 and got engaged after dating for a few months in the same year.
Currently, they are living together happily with their grandchildren in the city of St. John’s Wood, London.
Update 2023: Vanessa Feltz And Her Fiancee Ben Ofoedu Are No Longer Together!
After being engaged to Vanessa Feltz for 16 years, Ben Ofoedu's relationship ended in February 2023 due to allegations of infidelity. Ofoedu has remained silent on the matter but has been linked to Stephanie Sinclair, a 32-year-old model, and influencer, since March 2023.
Their exact relationship status remains uncertain. Their separation left Feltz feeling shocked, sad and betrayed.
Vanessa has an estimated net worth of $10 million. As per reports, her annual salary ranges from $500,000 to a million dollars in her career in hosting Radio shows.
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Vanessa Feltz Affairs
First Affair with Ben Ofoedu
Venessa Feltz was dating singer and songwriter Ben Ofoedu since 2006. The couple dated for few months and got engaged. The couple was to marry in 2011 but unfortunately, the marriage could not take place and remembering her previous experience of marriage, they decided to stay unmarried.