Vanessa Feltz

Vanessa Feltz

Vanessa Feltz
Quick Facts About Vanessa Feltz
Celebrated Name Vanessa Feltz
Age 62 years old
Nick Name Vanessa
Birth Name Vanessa Jane Feltz
Birth Date 1962-02-21
Gender Female
Profession English television personality
Nationality English
Place of Birth Islington, London, England
Ethnicity Caucasian
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Pisces
Father Norman Feltz
Mother Valerie Ohrenstein
Sister Julia
College Trinity College, Cambridge
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status married
Husband Michael Kurer (Ex)
Daughter Allegra Kurer
Net Worth £38 million
Salary £1 million a year
Height 5 ft 2 inches
Weight 71 kg
Body Measurement 43-33-44 inches
Bra Size 48F(US)
Dress Size 12(US)

Vanessa Feltz, an English television personality, is well-known for hosting a morning radio show on BBC Radio 2 and the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio London. Initially, she came into the spotlight after her appearance on the ITV daytime television chat show, Vanessa. She gained further recognition after hosting the BBC show, "The Vanessa Show" from January to July 1999.  

Who is Vanessa Feltz?

Vanessa Feltz is an English television personality, broadcaster, and journalist. She is one of the most famous presenters and Radio hosts in the UK. She is also ranked among the highest-earning and top-rated employees in Great Britain. She is a former fiancee of an English singer Ben Ofoedu who is the lead singer of the electronic dance duo Phats & Small, which is known for the 1990 smash hit Turn Around (Hey What's Wrong With You).

Vanessa Feltz was born on 21st February 1962 in Islington, London, England. Her birth name is Vanessa Jane Feltz. She holds an English nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group. Her star sign is Pisces. Feltz comes from a middle-class Jewish background family. Her father, Norman Feltz, was in the lingerie business while her mother Valerie Ohrenstein was a housewife who died of cancer at the age of 57 in 1995.

She has a sister named Julia with whom she grew up in Pine Grove, Totteridge. Feltz attended Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, an independent school in Elstree, Hertfordshire. After her high school graduation, she enrolled at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating with a first-class honors degree in English. 

Feltz's first job after graduating from her college was as a columnist for "The Jewish Chronicle", a London-based Jewish weekly newspaper in the mid-1980s. She began working for the British national tabloid "Daily Mirror" in the late 1980s. From 1994 to 1998, she presented the ITV daytime television chat show, "Vanessa". She took over the BBC Radio 2 Early Breakfast Show on 17 January 2011. Feltz currently presents an early morning radio show on BBC Radio 2 and the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio London.

Apart from her BBC career, She has appeared on various reality television shows, including "Vanessa" (1994–1998), "The Big Breakfast"(1996–1998), "The Vanessa Show" (1999), "Celebrity Big Brother" (2001), "The Wright Stuff"(2003–2005), and "Strictly Come Dancing" (2013). Currently, she presents an early morning radio show on BBC Radio 2 and the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio London. She also regularly sits in for Sara Cox and for Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2.

Who is Vanessa Feltz married to?

Vanessa Feltz has been married once in her life. Her only marriage to date was with her ex-husband Michael Kurer in 1985. Michael is a doctor by profession. After a year of their wedding, the couple welcomed their firstborn child: a daughter Allegra Kurer. Their other daughter was born in 1989. The couple remain husband-wife for about 15 years until their divorce in 2000 with Feltz citing Michael had cheated on her via newspaper reports.

After her divorce, Feltz began dating singer Ben Ofoedu. The love birds were engaged in December 2006. Despite being engaged for more than fifteen years, Feltz, 60, and Ofoedu, 49, haven't been married yet. On Feltz's 60th birthday (21 February 2022), Ben Ofoedu serenades her live on the BBC show "This Morning" which made her emotional and she immediately breaks down in tears. After living together for around 15 years, the love birds separated in February 2023. 

Vanessa Feltz splits from her fiancé Ben Ofoedu after 16 years together

How much is Vanessa Feltz worth?

Feltz is earning a good amount of income through her profession as a Television presenter. In July 2019, the BBC Annual Report recorded that Feltz was one of three women, along with Claudia Winkleman and Zoe Ball, amongst the ten highest-paid BBC presenters, with a salary of £355,000.

As a veteran BBC presenter, she is earning a huge income for the past 40 years. As of February 2023, the net worth of Vanessa Feltz is estimated to be £38 million. In 2020 her salary was around £405,000 - 409,999, which is an increase of  £50,000. While summing up all of her earnings from different sources, she makes around £1 million a year. 

How tall is Vanessa Feltz?

The 60 years old, Vanessa Feltz looks extremely beautiful and fine. She has an apple-shaped body. Her body measures 43-33-44 inches. She wears a 48F(US) size bra and a 12(US) size dress. She feels comfortable wearing 8(US) size shoes. She has a pair of unique grey-colored eyes. She looks elegant in her long silky hairstyle that is blonde in color. She has a height of 5 ft 2 inches tall and her body weight is 71 Kg.

5 Facts About Vanessa Feltz You Don't Know

1. Vanessa Feltz was the first female columnist for the London-based Jewish weekly newspaper "The Jewish Chronicle".

The Jewish Chronicle (The JC) is a London-based Jewish weekly newspaper. Founded in 1841, it is the oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world. Since its establishment, only male columnists were working for the newspaper. When Feltz successfully landed the role of Columnist for the newspaper in the 1980s, she became the first female columnist to work for the very role. 

2. Channel Four conducted a poll of the 100 Worst Britons and Vanessa ranked at 93rd spot on the list.

Vanessa was voted 93rd on the list of worst Britons in Channel 4's poll of the 100 Worst Britons. The possible reasons were her Vanessa Show which suffered from bad publicity as some guests were alleged to have been actors. Despite her having had no involvement in the booking of guests, Feltz was seen to be at fault, and the show was canceled soon after. 

3. Vanessa Feltz is a supporter of the Conservative Party. 

Venessa Feltz has been supporting the British Conservative party since the 1990s. In 2010, she actively participated in the former British prime minister David Cameroon's election campaign and in the 2019 Boris Johnson's election campaign. 

4. Vanessa Feltz loves cooking. 

Vanessa Feltz can be called a "Foodie". She loves cooking as well as tasting new items. Cooking has been her favorite hobby since childhood. She loves to make new items as well as serve them to people. Rumors are there about her planning to participate in Celebrity Masterchef. 

5. Vanessa Feltz's early influence was Oprah Winfrey. 

American billionaire talk show host, Oprah Winfrey has been the major source of inspiration for Vanessa to involve in the presenting field. Many British believe that she started "The Vanessa Show" in reference to the famous "The Oprah Winfrey Show". During the time of her show, her viewers also used to call her "British Oprah Winfrey". 

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