Vanessa Feltz is reportedly looking to try new things and ‘live life’ by signing up to Celebs Go Dating, following her split from fiancé Ben Ofoedu.
The TV personality, 61, confirmed earlier this year that her relationship with Phats and Small singer Ben, 50, who she became engaged to in 2006, was over.
She went on to emotionally shared updates with fans, saying her heart ‘snapped into a million pieces’ and she’s been left unable to sleep.
But she’s now said to be grabbing a new opportunity after previous rumours that Vanessa was lined-up for the reality dating programme, which has previously seen the likes of Liam Reardon and Ulrika Jonsson.
A source has now revealed: ‘She’s decided to give it a whirl.
‘Her relationship coming to a devastating, unexpected end after 16 years has made her realise that life is short and you have to grab opportunities when they come your way.’
The insider added to The Sun: ‘She’s not necessarily expecting to find her soulmate, but she’s also keeping an open mind as stranger things have happened.
‘At 61 years old, she wants to have fun, live life and try new things – and this fits the bill perfectly.’
This comes after Vanessa admitted she felt ‘terribly humiliated’ as soon as the news came to light, after reports that their relationship was recently hit by infidelity claims, with Vanessa reportedly discovering social media messages between Ben and other Women (Women apparel Here).
‘I’ve had millions of messages from people going through it, it’s horrible really,’ she told This Morning’s Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby shortly after announcing her break-up.
‘I can’t sleep at all, so reading thousands of messages on Instagram is something to do at night.’
Vanessa – who is a regular on the ITV daytime show – later encouraged fans at home to phone in to share how they dealt with heartbreak.
‘Help me out,’ she joked.
She added: ‘But if you got stuff that you want to tell me, I’d be really grateful to receive it, because I really feel like I’m in the eye of the storm at the moment. I haven’t got to the bit where I can look back on it, I’m right in it.’
Metro.co.uk has approached Channel 4 and Vanessa’s reps for comment.
Celebs Go Dating is available to watch on All4.
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