Vanessa Jane Feltz is an English television personality, broadcaster, and journalist who was born on February 21, 1962. She has made appearances on a number of television programs, such as 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).

Currently, Feltz hosts the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio London and the Early Morning Show on BBC Radio 2, both of which she will leave in the summer of 2022. She also frequently participates on panels for The Talk on TalkTV. Additionally, she frequently fills in for Jeremy Vine and Sara Cox on BBC Radio 2.

Vanessa Feltz was born in Islington, London, and grew up in Pine Grove, Totteridge. On her radio show, she frequently refers to Totteridge as “the Beverly Hills of North London” and her middle-class Jewish background as like “growing up in Fiddler on the Roof”. Her father, Norman, was in the lingerie business.

Feltz was educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, an independent school in Elstree, Hertfordshire. She then read English at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating with a first-class honors degree.

On 7 March 2011, Channel 5 moved The Vanessa Show to an afternoon slot at 14:15 following disappointing ratings for the morning slot. The move allowed Feltz to appear in live editions of her TV show after her morning radio commitments.

Ratings eventually improved and a second series of the show was planned to commence in September 2011, but it never went ahead. The Guardian’s “Media Monkey” blog dubbed Feltz “officially the hardest working woman in broadcasting” due to her weekday broadcasting commitments.

Vanessa Feltz Partner: Who is Ben Ofoedu?

In 1985, Feltz got married to Michael Kurer; their marriage ended in divorce in 2000. Feltz and musician Ben Ofoedu got engaged in December 2006. They had initially intended to get hitched the following year, but they have stayed engaged ever since.

She shares a home with Ofoedu in St. John’s Wood, London, that was once owned by Charles Saatchi and was the subject of Sir John Betjeman’s film MetroLand (1973).


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