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Vanessa Feltz’s ex Ben Ofoedu breaks silence on split after 16 years together

Vanessa Feltz’s ex-fiancé Ben Ofoedu has broken his silence after it was revealed over the weekend that they have called time on their 16-year relationship.

The TalkTV host and This Morning agony aunt, 60, said that she was “extremely sad and disappointed” that things had not worked out between them in a video shared on Instagram.

Now, 50-year-old Ofoedu, appears to have referred to the split for the first time by posting a large heart-broken emoji on his Instagram Stories.

Ben Ofoedu shared a broken heart emoji on Instagram Stories (Instagram)
Ben Ofoedu shared a broken heart emoji on Instagram Stories (Instagram)

Prior to that, he last posted a short clip of himself on the train on his Instagram account two days ago, captioning it: “On the train vibez again God bless if you’re reading this.”

He also edited his bio to delete a link to Feltz’s Instagram account @vanessafeltzofficial.

Now it just has a link to the Instagram page of Boyz on Block - an English and Irish supergroup consisting of Ofoedu and former boyband members Abz Love, Dane Bowers and Shane Lynch.

Feltz and Ofoedu first got together in 2005 and over the years regularly made appearances together both on-screen, at events and in magazines.

He got down on one knee a year after they started dating and while Feltz accepted his proposal, admitted that her previous marriage had left a bad taste in her mouth.

Feltz was previously married to doctor Michael Kurer, with whom she has two children.

They were wed in 1983, but got divorced in 2000.