Vanessa Feltz revealed how she has been coping following her shock split from her long-term partner Ben Ofoedu after 16 years together. 

The TV presenter, 61, ended her relationship with Ben, 50, in February following revelations he had cheated on her multiple times over many years. 

Sending condolences and messages of support for the former Celebrity Big Brother star, her fans stood behind her as she updated them in an emotional video filmed in her home at the time of the split. 

Months later, Vanessa revealed how she was dealing with the unexpected split and recounted how the time apart had been for her so far.

The famous face opened up and admitted: ‘It’s been 20 weeks exactly and I’m still here. 

‘I’ve been out every single night for 140 nights without fail, without a single exception.’ 

She continued telling OK magazine: ‘Meeting up with friends and family, over to people’s houses, out to films… If there’s a premiere, I’ve been to those, I’ve been to everything.

‘And I’ve seen lovely friends and I’ve seen new friends and I’ve seen people I haven’t seen for years and I’ve just kept really busy. 

‘I’ve found that’s the way I can keep going. I’m just not good at being on my own – it’s not in my DNA.’ 

The star reassured fans that: ‘Five months down the line, I feel a lot better now than at the beginning.’ 

In a video uploaded to her social media, Vanessa addressed news of the breakdown of her relationship for the first time earlier this year. 

She filmed herself saying: ‘Well, I haven’t been on Instagram for three weeks and that’s because my relationship with Ben is over after 16 years and I honestly didn’t know what to say to you on Instagram.

‘But now it’s clear that it’s over and I really do feel that once the trust in a relationship is gone you really can’t get it back, and that’s what I’d tell anyone else to do.

‘So I just wanted to say, obviously I feel incredibly sad, and I’m pretty disappointed and shocked and all those horrible things.

‘But also full of resolve. Because I’m not going to let this defeat me. I’m so glad to be living longer then my mum did.

‘She died at 57 and I’m going to be 61 next month. So I feel very grateful to be alive and I want to carry on feeling that way and I want to celebrate and I want to find fun and laughter anywhere I can and I know it’s not going to be easy but I’m absolutely determined to do it.’

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