In addition to her work in television, Vanessa Jane Feltz is also a journalist and presenter. She was born on February 21st, 1962.
TV appearances include Vanessa, The Big Breakfast, Celebrity Big Brother, This Morning, and Strictly Come Dancing. She has also been a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother.
From 2011 to 2022, Feltz hosted an early-morning radio show on BBC Radio 2 and also hosted the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio London, and is a regular panelist on TalkTV. For BBC Radio 2, she frequently fills in for Sara Cox and Jeremy Vine.
Is Vanessa Feltz Leaving Both Her Radio Shows?
roadie and television star BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show and Vanessa Feltz’s early morning show on the station have both been canceled.
She’s one of the BBC’s highest-paid on-air talent, earning between £400,000 and £404,999 a year, making her the only female in the BBC’s top ten highest-paid on-air talent.
The other two female hosts in the top ten were Zoe Ball and Fiona Bruce. Listeners of Feltz’s early-morning radio show on BBC Radio 2 and London’s BBC Radio 2 have been informed that the presenter will be stepping down from her duties in order to “make up on a decade’s lack of beauty sleep.”
“I have cherished every moment with my Radio 2 ‘Early Birds’ and will miss my Lovely Listeners, Jolly Good Fellows, and dear friends and colleagues at Radio 2 with all my heart,” Feltz said in a statement.
It’s time for me to stand down after nearly a decade of wonderful service in order to make up for a decade’s worth of sleep deficiency.”
Even though I’m leaving BBC Radio London’s breakfast program, I’ll continue to get hugs from my wonderful listeners whenever I see them on the streets of London.
It has been an honor and privilege.” As a bonus, she said, “I’ll get a good night’s sleep to swing from ziplines with my three effervescent grandchildren and frolic with my fiance Ben, who annoyingly remains ten years younger than me.”
Born in Islington, Vanessa Feltz grew up in Totteridge, London. 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”.
In her father’s lingerie business, Norman. The independent Elstree, Hertfordshire institution Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls was where Feltz received her formal education.
She went on to Trinity College, Cambridge, where she earned a first-class honors degree in English.
She married Michael Kurer in 1985, but the couple divorced in 2000, according to public records. Feltz proposed to musician Ben Ofoedu in December of 2006.
In the original arrangement, they were to get married the following year. Aside from her own children, she also has two sets of grandkids.
It is Allegra Benitah, her eldest daughter, who is now a television baker and chef after a career as a tax lawyer.
It was Sir John Betjeman’s documentary Metroland that showcased her home in St. John’s Wood, London, where she lives with Ofoedu.