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Wednesday, 17 January, 2001, 13:14 GMT
Feltz dropped by BBC
Vanessa Feltz
The presenter's weight loss hit the headlines
TV presenter Vanessa Feltz has been dropped by the BBC at the end of her two-year deal with the corporation.

The 37-year-old joined the corporation in a blaze of publicity in 1999, to host daytime programme The Vanessa Show.

But the show was scrapped after reports that fake guests had been booked to appear on the programme.

A BBC spokesman said: "This is nothing new. Her contract ended on 31 December and it has not been renewed."

Since The Vanessa Show was scrapped, her profile dropped, with programmes including behind-the-scenes show Talking TV and I Will Survive, about coping with traumatic appearances.

Her media career began at the BBC's former London radio station GLR, where she hosted a Sunday night programme.

She signed with the BBC after being sacked by ITV broadcaster Anglia Television for what the company called an "unrealistic" pay demand for her daytime show.

However, her old ITV programme went from strength to strength after her replacement, Trisha Goddard, took over.

Most recently Feltz has been in the headlines after losing weight following the break-up of her marriage. She recently launched a fitness video.

See also:

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Vanessa researcher wins libel case
24 Feb 99 | Entertainment
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Streaker interrupts Vanessa Show
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