Vanessa Feltz's ex Ben Ofoedu 'spiralled out of control' after split

The broadcaster and Ben Ofoedu were together from 2006 until earlier this year

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23:  Ben Ofoedu and Vanessa Feltz attend
Vanessa Feltz and Ben Ofoedu. (Getty Images)

Vanessa Feltz's ex partner Ben Ofoedu says he was "out of control" after his relationship with the broadcaster ended earlier this year.

Feltz and Ofoedu originally became a couple in 2006 and became an engaged a year later but never married. They split earlier this year following rumours Odoeudu had an affair.

Talking to the Daily Mail, Ofoedu opened up about his mental state after the end of the relationship and how his new West End show has helped him get back on track: "I had my brother pass away and then shortly after that, my relationship with Vanessa was no more."

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He added: "That's a 17 year relationship. And man, I was just spiralling out of control. I just felt like everything was closing in on me, my whole life and with the trolling and the backlash I received from my split with Vanessa.

"I understand that people are just saying stuff and voicing their opinion, but I kind of understand now how people feel that there's no way out and they just want to end it all."

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20:  Ben Ofoedu and Vanessa Feltz attend the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day on May 20, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Ben Ofoedu and Vanessa Feltz split up earlier this year. (Getty Images)

Ofoedu also said the online comments he received took their toll on him saying that the backlash made him feel "terrible" and made him dread reading what the next headline would be.

Ofoedu later admitted to having affairs behind Feltz's back which is what caused the end of the relationship. He has since made numerous public appeals to win her back and says he still loves her.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Vanessa Feltz and Ben Ofoedu attend 'The Savills and David Harber Garden' which celebrates the environmental benefit and beauty of trees, plants and gardens in urban spaces at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for David Harber & Savills)
Vanessa Feltz and Ben Ofoedu. (Getty Images)

The singer can currently be seen performing in Tony n' Tina's Wedding, an interactive musical taking place at the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower.

If you are experiencing feelings of distress and isolation, or are struggling to cope, The Samaritans offers support; you can speak to someone free of charge over the phone, in confidence, on 116 123 (UK and ROI), email, or visit the Samaritans website to find details of your nearest branch.

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