Vanessa Feltz confesses she's 'not herself' as she plans not to mention heartbreak again



Vanessa Feltz has revealed she's "not hungry" following her heartbreaking split from Ben Ofoedu after 16 years together.

The TV presenter, 60, announced at the weekend that she and Ben had broken up, saying she was "incredibly sad" and disappointed.

In her TalkTV programme this afternoon, Vanessa spoke about how she was coping after the blow, admitting she wasn't hungry at the moment.

The former Radio 2 host was speaking to her former Celebrity Big Brother pal Ulrika Jonsson, as Ulrika gave tips on what to do with a broken heart.

In the segment, Vanessa said she hadn't wanted to turn to alcohol in the last three weeks, explaining she's more of a chocolate and mousse fan usually.

Ulrika Jonsson and Vanessa Feltz discussed heartache
Ulrika Jonsson and Vanessa Feltz discussed heartache ( TalkTV)

"I know I'm not myself because I am not even going near the chocolate biscuits, it's because I'm just not hungry," she told Ulrika.

Vanessa also said she had a "marvellous cuddle" with her four month baby grand daughter earlier today.

"That was great, I know she's not a therapy baby but that was great," she added.

As she closed the show, Vanessa said her programme won't always mention heartbreak, adding: "I probably won't mention it ever again, I hope not too."

Since she announced at the split a few days ago, Vanessa has been candid the emotional toll it has taken on her.

Vanessa and Ben split up after 16 years together
Vanessa and Ben split up after 16 years together ( Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Vanessa Feltz and Ben Ofoedu
She announced the news at the weekend ( PA)

Appearing on This Morning today, she said she has found enormous solace in the support she has received from others.

“People have been amazing,” she said in the ITV studio. “Absolutely amazing and of course it helps a lot.

“I can’t sleep at all, so reading thousands and thousands of messages from lovely people on Instagram is something to do in the night.”

She added to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: “When you have to end a relationship it’s very hard. I’ve had what feels like millions of messages from so, so many people going through it.

“I wouldn’t want to minimise in any way what it’s like when you’re heartbroken. It’s horrible.”

Vanessa went on to say that she has taken comfort in assurances from those around her that she was not wrong to have trusted her long-time partner.

With tears in her eyes, she said: “I think it helps when people say you shouldn’t feel foolish for having faith in your own partner.

“You shouldn’t feel that you’ve done something stupid because you believed in somebody that you loved. That isn’t a ridiculous thing to do.

Vanessa on This Morning, where she spoke of finding solace in support from the public
Vanessa on This Morning, where she spoke of finding solace in support from the public ( itv)

“Like I said, I feel sad. I feel hurt. I feel terribly humiliated. And lots of people have said you shouldn't, so I think that’s quite helpful. To believe in your own relationship isn’t stupid.”

The mum-of-two vowed she would not let the shock of the relationship breakdown consume her, she said: “I’m not alone and I’ve been through it before. It’s not like I'm a stranger to this stuff. I’ve already had a horrible divorce, but I'm absolutely not going to let it grind me down.”

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