Vanessa Feltz 'hasn't eaten in months' after Ben Ofoedu left her 'heartbroken'

Vanessa Feltz 'hasn't eaten in months' after Ben Ofoedu left her 'heartbroken'


Vanessa Feltz has revealed she was so heartbroken from her split with Ben Ofoedu that she didn’t eat for months.

The 61-year-old TV presenter split from her partner of 17 years in February, after it emerged he had cheated on her multiple times.

The This Morning star has been open about her heartbreak and the huge change it’s been for her, as she and the 50-year-old Phats & Small singer were engaged.

Ahead of returning to the dating scene on Celebs Go Dating, alongside the likes of Love Island star Chloe Burrows, Vanessa has continued to share the impact the split had on her.

In a new interview with Women magazine, according to Mail Online, Vanessa said:  ‘I haven’t eaten in months as I’ve been so heartbroken. That’s the silver lining from a broken heart.’

Vanessa went on: ‘I don’t know if I’m on my A game. I think I look ok. I hope some other people might think so.

‘I’ve had a chequered career in terms of my weight but that’s under control. 

‘Instead of being grateful that a man flickers his eyes in my direction, I’d like to reach a level of confidence where I think, “I’m glad you’ve chosen me but you’re not right.”‘

Vanessa had previously addressed her weight loss over recent months, saying: ‘I think I’ve lost about two stone, I’m not sure. I haven’t weighed myself, but [I’ve lost] quite a lot.’

She added to Closer Magazine: ‘I tried on some dresses the other day in a size 12, and they were much too big. Although it could have been just those dresses, so I’m not saying I’m a size 10 – I’m not saying anything about my size – but I have lost weight.’

This comes after dating expert and celebrity love guru Anna Williamson spoke exclusively to about Vanessa’s ‘rusty’ start to her dating journey.

Anna shared: ‘She came in looking forward to it but naturally hesitant about what the dating world would lay in store for her.

‘Vanessa openly hasn’t dated in 17 years but she was ready and raring to go.’

‘When you haven’t dated for that amount of time, you’re gonna be a bit rusty and not really sure about who you’re after, what you’re after, and how to do it,’ continued Anna.

‘We were very aware as well that Vanessa has been very, very heartbroken and let down.

‘We wanted to make sure that she felt supported and taken care of while also introducing her to dates and hopefully helping her find happiness.’

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Talking about her experience on the show, Vanessa previously admitted she was ‘terrified’.

She said: ‘Shock! Absolutely shocked to the core – terrified, shocked you know all that stuff. Also quite fun.’

Vanessa added to The Mirror: ‘I could hardly breathe, in fact, I still can’t… It’s a big old deal, really nervous.’

She continued: ‘[I was] in shock by the whole thing just shocked.

‘It was like, “What just happened?!” I think I will get more into it as the weeks go by because it’s only the beginning now, we’ve got lots and lots more filming to do.’

Celebs Go Dating airs Sunday to Thursday at 9pm on E4, stream or catch up on Channel 4.

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