Vanessa Feltz spent wedding money on gastric band ‘that didn’t work’ (Picture: Getty Images)Vanessa Feltz is hoping to one day tie the knot with her long time beau Ben Ofoedu.
However, it turns out the 57-year-old spent all their wedding money on a gastric band – that didn’t even work.
That’s right, the broadcaster revealed that the pair are now putting the pennies away for their big day.
When chatting to OK! Magazine, the star said: ‘We’re saving up – I spent all the money on a gastric band that didn’t even work [laughs]!’
However, despite being disappointed by the results, Vanessa tried a different route to shed the pounds – and it seems to be working.
The mother-of-two recently had her band replaced by a gastric bypass and says she is already seeing a difference.
She now has a bypass (Picture: Redferns)‘I’ve lost three stone,’ the TV personality confessed before adding: ‘It feels too good to be true I can’t tell you how good it feels to fit into a pair of skinny jeans.’
This isn’t the first time Vanessa has spoken out about her troubles with the surgery, as she candidly spoke about having her gastric band dissected from her liver.
Speaking on This Morning, the TV and radio presenter said the band had been causing a number of complications and uncomfortable symptoms.
Vanessa said: ‘So, I spoke with you before about the gastric band I had fitted in 2010, and it turned out to be much more complicated.
The star said she’s saving for her big day (Picture: Getty Images)‘It turned out it had slipped, and I was having horrible symptoms, waking up feeling as if I was drowning, my throat, ears, eyes, nose seemed to be full of liquid.
‘It was all quite horrible and quite unexpected.’
She added: ‘It turned out the gastric band had been thoroughly embedded in my liver and it had to be very carefully dissected out and that took some time, it had also caused a hernia that had to be repaired.
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‘Ben and Saskia [her partner and daughter] were asking where I was because I went down to theatre at about 8.30am and I didn’t come out until after one in the afternoon.
‘They were really really concerned… but fortunately I came round in intensive care and I felt worse for wear. But I came back to work after a week.’
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