In February this year, the This Morning regular confirmed that she and her fiancé Ben Ofoedu had split after a 16-year relationship.
The 61-year-old said that she felt ‘extremely sad and disappointed’, while Ben, 51, later confessed that he had cheated on her, claiming that he did so because he was ‘insecure’.
Vanessa is now taking a step forward in her life in an effort to meet someone new by joining the cast of Channel 4’s Celebs Go Dating, with the first episode showing her meeting the other celebrities for the first time and taking part in a mixer filled with potential suitors.
At the start of the episode, she was introduced to Love Island stars Adam Collard and Chloe Burrows, model Lottie Moss, Made In Chelsea star Mark-Francis Vandelli and comedian Spuddz, all of whom are also on the lookout for love.
When Spuddz entered the room, he told the others about his career by stating: ‘I do stand up, pranks and a bit of OnlyFans.’
Vanessa was astounded by Spuddz’s revelation… before he owned up that he’d made up the last part.
‘I was thinking I should sign up and have a look, why not?’ she then remarked.
At this statement, Spuddz suggested that he and Vanessa should make some content together…
We’re definitely intrigued to see how the rest of this series is going to go!
Elsewhere, Lottie, 25, sparked up a conversation with a guy who she thought that she could be interested in, before finding out that he was already subscribed to her OnlyFans account.
Meanwhile, at the end of the episode when Adam, 27, requested to go on a date with a woman, he ended up being rejected in front of everyone as she revealed that she wasn’t interested.
Nonetheless, it appears that Adam and Lottie found chemistry with each other during filming amid continued speculation over their relationship.
Vanessa recently opened up about what she’s looking for in a relationship, explaining that she wants to veer away from dating someone younger than her.
‘I’ve just spent 17 years with a man 10 years younger, so I’m considering not dating a younger man now,’ she said, adding that she wants to find someone who she can ‘trust’.
Celebs Go Dating returns tomorrow at 9pm on E4 and is available to watch on Channel 4 on demand.
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