ITV This Morning: Vanessa Feltz ‘humiliated’ after public split from Ben Ofoedu after 16 years together

Emotional Vanessa Feltz opens up to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on ITV’s This Morning
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Vanessa Feltz opened up about her split from Ben Ofoedu on Wednesday’s episode of This Morning.

The TV presenter, 60, born in Islington but now living in St John’s Wood, shared a heartbreaking video with her 274,000

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She said: "I had thought it might take a bit longer before this came out, because it’s a lot to deal with — a shock like this takes some adjusting to — but I am extremely sad and disappointed that my 16-year relationship with Ben is over."

On Wednesday’s (8 February) This Morning Vanessa opened up to Holly and Phil about how she was feeling about the end of her relationship with the Phat’s and Small singer.

A tearful Vanessa said: “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.

“When you have to end a relationship it’s very hard. I’ve had what feels like millions of messages from so many people going through it.”

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Vanessa and Ben, who is 10 years younger than her, met in 2005 and have made many public appearances together. The couple met after the TV personality had divorced ex-husband Michael Kurer.

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

During the interview Phillip explained that the This Morning family have known about the situation privately for a while. He asked Vanessa if it was a shock or a gradual thing to which she replied “both, it was a shock and a gradual thing.”

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Vannessa explained: “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.

“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.”

The TalkTV presenter, who is usually on the programme giving advice, turned it round and was asking viewers who had been in similar situations to call in and give her advice.

Many people called in to share their happy ever after stories filling Vanessa with hope. After the phone in, she said: “I feel fantastic, aren’t I the luckiest person in the world to come to work and get therapy”

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