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Vanessa Feltz (born February 21, 1962) is an English journalist and broadcaster. is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... Note: broadcasting is also the old term for hand sowing. ...

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Biography

Early life

Vanessa Feltz was born in Islington and grew up in Totteridge, which on her radio show she frequently refers to as "the Beverly Hills of North London". She also describes her middle-class Jewish background as like "growing up in Fiddler on the Roof". She was educated at Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, an independent school in North West London. She then went on to study English at Trinity College, Cambridge. For other uses, see Islington (disambiguation). ... Totteridge is a place in the London Borough of Barnet. ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For the film, see Fiddler on the Roof (film) Fiddler on the Roof is a well-known Tony Award-winning musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. ... The School Crest Haberdashers Askes School for Girls is a British independent public school in Elstree, near Borehamwood, in the county of Hertfordshire. ... Full name The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Motto Virtus vera nobilitas Virtue is true Nobility Named after The Holy Trinity Previous names King’s Hall and Michaelhouse (until merged in 1546) Established 1546 Sister College(s) Christ Church Master The Lord Rees of Ludlow Location Trinity Street...


Career

After graduating from Cambridge with a First Class Honours Degree, she moved from temping work to writing for The Jewish Chronicle, then the Daily Mirror. She often specialised in sex advice, even writing for top shelf magazine Men Only. She also presented a Jewish radio show on BBC GLR (now BBC London 94.9). Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... This article is about the city in England. ... The British undergraduate degree classification system is a grading scheme used to distinguish between the achievements of undergraduate degree holders (such as those gaining bachelors degrees or undergraduate masters degrees) in the United Kingdom. ... Founded in 1841, The Jewish Chronicle (affectionately known as The JC) is the United Kingdoms national Jewish newspaper. ... Alternate newspaper: The Daily Mirror (Australia) The Daily Mirror is a popular British tabloid daily newspaper. ... BBC London 94. ... BBC London 94. ...


She replaced Paula Yates on Channel 4 morning TV show The Big Breakfast presenting a regular item where she interviewed celebrities while in a bed. She also presented a show called Value for Money similar to the BBC's Watchdog. Paula Yates Paula Yates (24 April 1960 - 17 September 2000) was a British television presenter, best known for her work on cult TV music show, The Tube. ... This article is about the British television station. ... Lockkeepers Cottages, in Old Ford Lock, used as the studio for The Big Breakfast The Big Breakfast was a British light entertainment television show shown on Channel 4 each weekday morning from 28 September 1992 until 29 March 2002. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Her career peaked when she presented the ITV daytime television chat show Vanessa made by independent TV company, Anglia Television. She moved to the BBC to host a similar show, The Vanessa Show, in 1998 in a reported £2 million deal, when demands for a doubling of her wages to £2.75m million fell on deaf ears. [1] ITV replaced her show with Trisha. Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... GBP redirects here. ... This article is about the British chat show. ...


Also mentioned during a Harry Hill sketch as Number 3 in the "National Index of A Big Face". Dr Matthew Hall (born October 1, 1964), better known as Harry Roy Hill, is an English stand-up comedian and author who has graduated to being a star of British television by way of a BBC radio series Harry Hills Fruit Corner. ...


In 1999, her show was cancelled when it was revealed that some guests were actors from an agency. At the same time, it was rumoured that she had insisted on using junior members of the production crew for running personal errands - most notably, the purchase of chocolate bars (sometimes ordering taxis specifically for this purpose). BBC One controller Peter Salmon said the bad publicity had effectively killed the show. [2]
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Vanessa Feltz was a contestant on the first British version of Celebrity Big Brother in 2001, but was the second person evicted by public vote. This was after showing signs of an apparently underlying mental illness when she scrawled on the house table with chalk and screamed an obscenity at the voice of Big Brother. Despite this Feltz is an avid fan of Big Brother. She has appeared on its Channel 4 spin-off shows Big Brother's Big Mouth on numerous occasions and has also recently appeared on an episode of Big Brother's Little Brother. It has been speculated that this devotion to the show actually helped revive her media career, rather than to destroy it. Celebrity Big Brother is a British TV reality show shown on Channel Four in which a number of celebrity contestants live in an isolated house trying to avoid being evicted by the public with the aim of winning a large cash prize being donated to the winners nominated charity... A mental illness or mental disorder refers to one of many mental health conditions characterized by distress, impaired cognitive functioning, atypical behavior, emotional dysregulation, and/or maladaptive behavior. ...


In May 2003, she was voted the 93rd worst Briton in Channel 4's poll of the 100 Worst Britons, due to perceived media over-exposure and poor judgement when choosing television appearances. This article is about the British television station. ... 100 Worst Britons We Love to Hate is one in a series of 100 Greatest. ...


She made an appearance in a sketch in the first episode of the second series of the BBC comedy sketch show Little Britain, playing a spokesperson for fictional slimming club Fat Fighters. In 2004, she appeared in the second series of the reality TV show, Celebrity Fit Club, in a bid to lose weight. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article is about the British TV show Little Britain. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... It has been suggested that Celebrity Fit Club (British) be merged into this article or section. ...


In recent years Feltz has been a regular guest on The Wright Stuff and presented two series of Cosmetic Surgery Live, both screened on Five. The Wright Stuff is a British television chat show, hosted by Matthew Wright, and currently airing on Five each weekday at 9:00am. ... Cosmetic Surgery Live is a TV show broadcast on the UKs terrestrial Channel 5 station. ... 5 (five) is the natural number following 4 and preceding 6. ...


Since late 2005, she has been presenting a three-hour radio show on BBC London 94.9, from 9:00 to noon Monday to Saturday. The show is a phone-in on current topics, with occasional studio guests. She also writes a weekly column on her views on topical subjects which is published in the Tuesday Daily Express newspaper. BBC London 94. ... For other uses, see Daily Express (disambiguation). ...


In December 2006 she made a comeback to ITV as the host of the talk show Vanessa's Real Lives, and she recently played herself in an episode of the BBC comedy drama series Hotel Babylon. This was followed in April 2007 by her participation in an episode of Channel 4's Celebrity Wife Swap, in which Vanessa moved in with magician Paul Daniels for one week, while his wife Debbie McGee moved in with Vanessa's fiance, Ben Ofoedu. She discussed the appeared on ITV1's 'Loose Women' programme, on 13th April, berating Daniels and discussing her relationship with Ofoedu. Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... Vanessa Feltz (born February 21, 1962) is an English journalist and broadcaster. ... This article is about a television drama. ... Wife Swap is a reality television programme, produced by UK independent TV production company RDF Media. ... Paul Daniels (born Newton Edward Daniels, 6 April 1938) is a British magician and television performer. ... Debbie McGee Debbie McGee (b. ... Ben Ofoedu (born 11 October 1972 in Leeds, West Yorkshire) is a British singer, most famous for being the former lead singer of the band Phats and Small. ...


On 22 September 2007 Vanessa Feltz and her Musician fiance, Ben Ofoedu struggled to get the correct answers but eventually won £150 000 for a Cancer Charity on the celebrity version of ITV's Who wants to be a millionaire. Ben Ofoedu (born 11 October 1972 in Leeds, West Yorkshire) is a British singer, most famous for being the former lead singer of the band Phats and Small. ... Logo from the UK version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is a television game show which offers very large cash prizes for correctly answering successive multiple-choice questions. ...


Personal life

Feltz married Michael Kurer, a surgeon, in 1985 and they have two adult daughters, Allegra (born 1986) and Saskia (born 1989). Kurer left Feltz in 1999.


Currently she is engaged to wed Ben Ofoedu, former lead singer of Phats and Small. Ben Ofoedu (born 11 October 1972 in Leeds, West Yorkshire) is a British singer, most famous for being the former lead singer of the band Phats and Small. ... Phats & Small are a duo of British house music producers and DJs, Jason Phats Hayward and Russell Small. ...


She is well-known for being obese. During the break-up of her marriage, she lost six stones (84 lbs, 38 kg) and reduced from a dress size 24 to a size 12, but she gained much of the weight back. She has recently mentioned that she has been losing weight since April 2006, and has lost 36 lbs [citation needed]. Obesity is an excess storage of fat and can affect any mammal, such as the mouse on the left. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.myhampstead.co.uk/hampstead/celebs&gossip-vanessa_feltz.htm
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/365302.stm

External links

  • Vanessa Feltz at the Internet Movie Database
  • Harry Hill Sketch about the "National Index of A Big Face" Featuring Feltz

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