Vanessa Feltz looks slimmer than ever after 3.5 stone weight loss following gastric band surgery


VANESSA Feltz looked slimmer than ever as she attended the White Christmas The Musical last night.

The 57-year-old, who has lost three and half stone in weight thanks to a gastric band, turned heads in a fitted white tasselled dress.

Vanessa Feltz looked amazing in a white dress last night

She teamed it with a pair of silver boots and a white fur coat – creating a very dramatic red carpet look.

The presenter is now down to a size 12 after undergoing surgery for a gastric band after years of struggling with yo-yo dieting.

Despite her dramatic transformation, Vanessa has said she won’t stop there and aims to lose another seven pounds by the end of the year.

Talking about the impact her weight loss has had on her relationship with her 47-year-old partner Ben Ofoedu, Vanessa admitted to Woman Magazine: “He doesn’t seem to have become any less keen on a bit of how’s your father, put it that way.

The star has shed three stone thanks to a gastric band
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The star – pictured here in 2009 – has battled with her weight for years
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“He likes a bigger woman with a big fat bum.

“Mine has almost dwindled away, so I don’t think he’d have cared if I hadn’t lost an ounce, but he likes the confidence.”

She added: “I’ve been able to get sexier underwear. I love a negligee – I’ve got some fabulous satin ones which I think are absolutely irresistible to Ben.

Losing weight has also helped her worry less about having a heart attack or suffering from diabetes.

And she claims it’s helped with her menopause symptoms as she feels “less hot and bothered, less bad tempered and less stressed”.

It’s her second gastric band – after the first one, fitted in 2010, almost killed her when it went wrong.

Vanessa has been engaged to lead singer of Phats & Small since 2006. They were due to wed in 2007 and again in 2011 but have yet to get married.


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