Vanessa Feltz has even more reason to be pleased with her recent weight loss – as her fiance, Ben Ofoedu, admits finding her newfound confidence ‘sexy’. The TV presenter underwent a gastric bypass in January to replace the original gastric band she had fitted in 2010, which caused her to develop gastroesophageal reflux. Following the procedure, Vanessa dropped the pounds significantly and is now celebrating a three-stone weight loss.
It seems her partner Ben, who proposed to Vanessa in 2006, is just as thrilled with the results as he confessed to OK! Magazine: ‘What’s sexy to me is someone who is happy in themselves, so when Vanessa is happy so am I.’ Vanessa, 57, said of her own achievement: ‘I’ve lost three stone – it feels too good to be true. ‘I can’t tell you how good it feels to fit into a pair of skinny jeans.’
Last month, Vanessa revealed the hell she went through after suffering the slipped gastric band and said the doctor warned a likely side effect of the removal surgery would be weight gain. The broadcaster told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning in March: ‘I was told by a surgeon that I would have to have the band removed and he said you know what will probably happen, when it comes out you’ll start eating again and you’ll put the weight on again because you’re a lifelong yo-yo dieter – and unfortunately I am, it’s true. Did that worry me? Yes.’
The possibility of gaining weight was the reason Vanessa opted to have the bypass and replacement surgery in the same procedure. She added of the results: ‘I feel good. And I feel a bit embarrassed when people say ‘well done’ as it was the surgeon, not me. But I’ll take any compliments I can at my age!’体重增加的可能性是瓦内萨选择在同一个手术中进行旁路移植和置换手术的原因。她补充道：“我感觉很好。当人们说“做得好”时，我觉得有点尴尬，因为那是外科医生，不是我。但在我这个年纪，我会接受任何赞美！’
The mother-of-two continued: “I keep worrying that it’s a bit too good to be true, every time I weigh myself I’m convinced I’m going to have put on weight.“I’m now between a size 10 and 12, so I’ve been throughly enjoying going shopping for new clothes.”