Vanessa Feltz Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Fiance, Net Worth & More

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Who is Vanessa Feltz?

Vanessa Feltz (born 21 February 1962) is an English television personality, broadcaster, and journalist.

She has appeared on various television shows, including Vanessa (1994–1998), The Big Breakfast (1996–1998), The Vanessa Show (1999), Celebrity Big Brother (2001), The Wright Stuff (2003–2005), This Morning (2006–present), and Strictly Come Dancing (2013).

Feltz currently presents an early morning radio show on BBC Radio 2 and the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio London. She also regularly sits in for Sara Cox and for Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2.

VANESSA Feltz broke down in tears on today’s This Morning as fiancé Ben Ofoedu serenaded her for her 60th birthday.

VANESSA Feltz broke down in tears on today's This Morning as fiancé Ben Ofoedu serenaded her for her 60th birthday.
VANESSA Feltz broke down in tears on today’s This Morning as fiancé Ben Ofoedu serenaded her for her 60th birthday.

The Phats & Small singer, 49, emerged from the wings of the studio carrying a huge bouquet of flowers and with a microphone in hand.

His silky vocals left a stunned Vanessa open-mouthed as hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield revealed in the magic moment.

Ben gave Vanessa a sweet kiss at the end of his performance before Holly joked “get a room”.

The romantic singer said he will treat Vanessa to new birthday jewelry in Hatton Garden, prompting her to exclaim: “Gosh.”

Vanessa recently lifted the lid on the couple’s steamy sex life in a magazine interview.

She told Closer that the couple enjoyed “injecting naughtiness into” their everyday lives by getting down and dirty “whenever” they liked.

“We have no kids in the house now, so we can do it whenever and wherever we want, and we do,” the mother-of-two revealed in the tell-all chat.

“I think it’s important to keep a sexual climate going, you can inject a bit of naughtiness into the most ordinary of things.

“I was peeling the vegetables for dinner one day, and ended up leaving a trail of celery and leeks for him, leading to me, spread-eagled.”

It came shortly after Vanessa left Holly Willoughby in hysterics after discussing her office party sex secrets.

Holly, 40, explained: “According to new data, photocopying body parts, kissing a colleague and drinking wine from plastic cups is now frowned upon.”

But Vanessa appeared to recall fond memories of doing such things in her office, joking that “photocopying her bum” was the “best part of the festive party”.

Vanessa Feltz Biography, Wiki

Vanessa Jane Feltz was born on February 21, 1962.

Her father was in the underwear business.

She went to school at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls in London and then studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she attained a First Class Honours degree in English.

She married a doctor when she was just 21. They had two daughters Allegra and Saskia before they split up.

After University, Vanessa Feltz worked at The Jewish Chronicle and then The Daily Mirror.

She presented on The Big Breakfast and appeared on This Morning with Richard and Judy, but her big breakthrough was getting her own chat show at ITV. She moved to the BBC, but after a furor over actors posing as guests (without Vanessa Feltz’s knowledge), the show was canceled.

 Although she left BBC television, she ended up being a long-term presence on BBC Radio with a phone-in show on BBC London 94.9 and won Speech Radio Personality of the Year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2009.

Over the years Vanessa has appeared on numerous reality TV shows including Celebrity Big Brother and Celebrity Fit Club.

Vanessa Feltz’s height is 5ft 2in. She is engaged to Ben Ofoedu, a musician and songwriter.

In 2013 she became one of the celebrities on Strictly Come Dancing.

Vanessa was paired with James Jordan.

They were the second pair to be voted off.


In September 2020, the BBC revealed that Vanessa Feltz was their seventh highest-paid presenter, earning around £405,000 a year for her work on Radio 2 Early Breakfast Show, Radio London Breakfast Show, and as Radio 2 cover.

Vanessa Feltz Biography Wikipedia
Vanessa Feltz
BornVanessa Jane Feltz
21 February 1962 (age 60)
Islington, London, England
EducationHaberdashers’ Aske’s School for GirlsTrinity College, Cambridge
OccupationTelevision personality, broadcaster, journalist
Years active1992–present
EmployerBBC Radio (2001–present)
TelevisionThe Big Breakfast, Vanessa, The Vanessa Show, This Morning
Spouse(s)Michael Kurer​​(m. 1983; div. 2000)​
Partner(s)Ben Ofoedu
(2006–present)
Children2

Vanessa Feltz Career

Feltz currently presents an early morning radio show on BBC Radio 2 and the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio London and also regularly sits in for Sara Cox and for Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2. She presented the ITV daytime television chat show, Vanessa, made by Anglia Television and then moved to the BBC to host a similar show, The Vanessa Show, in 1998 in a reported £2.7 million deal.

She was also a presenter at the local radio station BBC London 94.9 where she presented a mid-afternoon phone-in show and it has continued to run since then at various times, from 2005 to 2015 from 09.00 to noon. Since 2016 it has been broadcast from 07.00 to 10.00 Monday to Friday.

Also in 2001, Feltz was a contestant on the first series of Celebrity Big Brother. She has appeared on its spin-off shows Big Brother’s Big Mouth, Big Brother’s Little Brother, and Big Brother’s Bit on the Side on numerous occasions.

In 2002, she made a cameo appearance in the comedy film Once Upon a Time in the Midlands and in May 2003, she was voted 93rd on the list of worst Britons in Channel 4’s poll of the 100 Worst Britons. She also made regular appearances on five’s The Wright Stuff, but then had to depart the show because the timing clashed with her new radio show.

In 2004, she made an appearance in a sketch in the first episode of the second series of BBC comedy sketch show Little Britain, playing a spokeswoman for fictional slimming club Fat Fighters. Also in that year she appeared in the second series of reality TV show Celebrity Fit Club in a bid to lose weight.

Feltz has also appeared on three different episodes of The Weakest Link. In two episodes she made it to the final round but lost to Sue Perkins on one occasion and to Tony Slattery on the other. The third episode she appeared on was the Special 1,000 Celebratory episode to celebrate 1,000 episodes of The Weakest Link being made.

She was the 6th one voted off. In 2010, Feltz and Ofoedu won their episode of the Virgin 1 show A Restaurant in our Living Room, preparing a dinner at their home for 25 people.

Vanessa returned to the Big Brother house on 3 September 2010 during Ultimate Big Brother, the last series to be broadcast on Channel 4. She was evicted from the house on 8 September, two days before the final.

In 2011, she took over the BBC Radio 2 Early Breakfast Show on 17 January 2011 broadcasting from 05:00 until 06:30 each weekday. . She often covers Jeremy Vine’s news and current affairs show on Radio 2 when Vine is away.

Vanessa Feltz Husband

Vanessa was previously married to Michael Kurer, a consultant orthopedic & shoulder surgeon. He proposed on their first date and she accepted.

The two walked down the aisle in 1983 in a ceremony that featured 10 bridesmaids and a Bo-peep wedding dress complete with a voluminous tulle skirt covered in pink fabric roses. The union ended in divorce in 2000 after Kurer allegedly left Vanessa for another woman.

Vanessa Feltz fiance Ben Ofodeu
Vanessa Feltz fiance Ben Ofodeu

Vanessa Feltz FAQ’s

Who is Vanessa Feltz?

Vanessa Jane Feltz (born 21 February 1962) is an English television personality, broadcaster, and journalist.

How old is Vanessa Feltz?

Vanessa Feltz is currently 60 years old.

Who is Vanessa Feltz’s fiance?

Ben Ofoedu.

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