Vanessa Feltz

'The community has made me feel at home'

By Rosa Doherty, September 24, 2016

"From the outside looking in, I think people see a younger black guy who is quite trendy, and an older white lady who does news, and they don't get it," says Ben Ofoedu, the pop star partner of television and radio personality Vanessa Feltz.


Email death threats and 'vile' abuse

September 22, 2016

Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz has been allocated extra security after she received threatening emails including one in which she was told she would be beheaded.

The 54-year-old, who hosts two BBC radio shows, was targeted with a series of messages to her work account.


You never write, you never call... time to change all that, says our favourite booba

By Rosa Doherty, October 8, 2015

Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz has called on young Jews to make greater efforts to spend time with their grandparents.

She urged people to "buck up their ideas and go and see their grandparents immediately".

The Radio 2 presenter was reacting to a World Jewish Relief survey that showed that one-third of adult Jews see their grandparents only four times a year or less.


Vanessa's radio honour

By Rosa Doherty, December 11, 2014

Vanessa Feltz had been honoured with a place in the Radio Academy Hall of Fame in recognition of her 27-year broadcasting career.

Speaking after receiving the accolade at a ceremony at the Savoy hotel, she said: "It is the highest honour you can get in radio and I'm alongside industry greats like Terry Wogan, Tony Windsor and Jimmy Young.


My Brent Cross Walk of Naches

By Vanessa Feltz, July 17, 2014

I used to consider myself a veteran and accomplished schapper of naches. After all I have two exquisite daughters - one a lawyer, one a teacher - and have been suffused hourly in essence of nachus for the past 28 years. Kvelling is, literally, my middle name - Vanessa Jane Rochel Mindel Kvelling Feltz.


Vanessa Feltz dances out of Strictly

By Sandy Rashty, October 14, 2013

Vanessa Feltz became the second celebrity to be eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing when she lost a dance off against fashion designer Julien Macdonald.

The broadcaster expressed her sadness at leaving but said her time on the show had been "lovely".


Feltz and Riley survive first Strictly Come Dancing elimination

By Sandy Rashty, October 6, 2013

Vanessa Feltz and Rachel Riley survived the first elimination on BBC One dance show, Strictly Come Dancing.

The pairs' respective waltz and salsa performances took them to the next round after veteran golfer Tony Jacklin was the first to be eliminated tonight - after losing a dance-off to fellow contestant and fashion designer Julien Macdonald.


Why Vanessa Feltz is sobbing ahead of Strictly performance

By Sandy Rashty, October 4, 2013

Vanessa Feltz says reheasing the waltz for Strictly Come Dancing this week has made her want to cry.

The broadcaster and journalist has spent the week practising the dance with her partner James Jordan, for a performance on the BBC show tomorrow night.

She said: “The waltz is about love and loss. Just like everyone else, I have been through some tough times.


Maureen Lipman 'turned down' Strictly Come Dancing opportunity

By Sandy Rashty, September 27, 2013

Veteran actor Maureen Lipman turned down an opportunity to join Rachel Riley and Vanessa Feltz on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Last week, the 67-year-old told the Loose Women panel that: "I turned it down, if anyone talked to me like that panel talk to those people, I'd bop them.

"I've worked hard all week to be this good, how dare you tell me my bum's fat? How dare you? I'd bop them."


Rachel Riley and Vanessa Feltz admit to Strictly nerves

By Sandy Rashty, September 25, 2013

Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz and TV presenter Rachel Riley have both admitted to feeling nervous about competing on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend.

The pair are among the 15 celebrities taking part in the BBC One dance-themed reality show.