Has Vanessa Feltz quietly found love?
Mutterings from North London suggest that the TV presenter, who filmed Celebs Go Dating for E4 this summer, is in a romance with an eligible divorced millionaire who lives just around the corner from her in St John’s Wood.
It’s not clear whether she met him on the show; and her agent says he has ‘no idea’ about the rumoured liaison.
Spokesmen for Lime Productions, makers of the programme, did not return requests for comment.
It comes after her split from her cheating ex Ben Ofoedu, 51, in January this year.
Beginnings: Has Vanessa Feltz quietly found love? Mutterings from North London suggest that the TV presenter is in a romance with an eligible divorced millionaire
Difficult times: It comes after her split from her cheating ex Ben Ofoedu 51, in January this year (seen in 2018)
The pair called it quits amid claims he had been unfaithful and exchanged ‘sex texts’ with another woman, which he later confirmed.
Earlier this week, Vanessa admitted she ‘hasn’t eaten in months’ after her cheating ex fiancé Ben ‘broke her heart’ in a new interview.
Speaking to Woman magazine, she reflected on her heartbreak and detailed how she hope’s the show will restore her confidence.
She said: ‘I haven’t eaten in months as I’ve been so heartbroken. That’s the silver lining from a broken heart.’
Vanessa continued: ‘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.”
Secret: It’s not clear whether she met him on the show Celebs Go Dating this summer or not; and her agent says he has ‘no idea’ about the rumoured liaison
Sad: Earlier this week Vanessa admitted she ‘hasn’t eaten in months’ after her cheating ex fiancé Ben ‘broke her heart’ in a new interview (seen in 2008)
The broadcaster had joined the lineup in a bid to find love again after her split.
As she was introduced to the dating show Vanessa briefly chatted about her relationship history after being with Ben for 16 years as she criticised him being unfaithful.
She said in her intro ahead of the mixer: ‘Once the trust in a relationship has been thoroughly nuked you really can’t get it back again even if you try, and I did try.’
Vanessa added of her relationship status: ‘I never wanted single life and I don’t like being single, I fear being single.
‘I want to invest in someone. I want to invest my completely broken heart into someone.’
During the first episode Vanessa attended a mixer with the other celebs and was seen chatting to and flirting with a host of men.
It came after last week Vanessa admitted she’s a ‘rotten picker’ of men as she revealed she’s been on 13 dates following her split from Ben while on the show.
The star confessed that the process has been ‘damn difficult.’
Change: It came after last week Vanessa admitted she’s a ‘rotten picker’ of men as she revealed she’s been on 13 dates following her split from Ben while on the show (seen in 2007)
Tough: The pair called it quits amid claims he had been unfaithful and exchanged ‘sex texts’ with another woman, which he later confirmed
Speaking to Josie Gibson and Andi Peters on This Morning, Vanessa said that when a date doesn’t go well it is akin to ‘wading through treacle,’ and was tight-lipped on whether she’s kept in touch with any of her male suitors.
Speaking about her time on the show, Vanessa said: ‘I think dating is damn difficult. I’ve not done it for 17 years. I wouldn’t sit here and pretend it’s a breeze and a blast.
‘When it’s not going well it’s like wading through treacle. But when you meet someone it can be easy it can be bliss.
‘It can be great. It’s just a numbers game isn’t it… I have been a rotton picker, I haven’t been good at picking. I thought the agents must be able to do better than I can, they can’t do any worse.’
Grilled on whether she’s tested any dating snaps, she added: ‘I’ve never done it. I’ve never swiped left and right. I don’t have the apps. I’m hoping someone introduces me to someone nice at some point.’
Admitting she’d only seen one episode of the show before she signed up, Vanessa laughed off the prospect of a romance with any of her Celebs Go Dating co-stars.
She added: ‘Am I not old enough to be their mother or grandma – I was doing the maths. I did think gosh I’m a little more vintage and antique than they are.’
Vanessa revealed she went on 13 dates while appearing on the show, saying: ‘I think if you fancy someone you completely forget there are cameras.
‘There was one point where I yelled have we got enough in the can yet? My date looked mortified. The producers said I was tough in parts.’