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Friday, August 21, 1998 Published at 17:52 GMT 18:52 UK


Entertainment

BBC ready to talk with fired Feltz

Vanessa Feltz: The BBC say her talent has not been fully recognised

BBC bosses are keen to snap up talk show hostess Vanessa Feltz - two days after she was fired from her ITV programme in a row over cash.

Anglia Television executives branded her wage demands - reported to be as much as £2.75m over two years - "unrealistic" and opted not to renew their contract with Ms Feltz, who presented the morning talk show Vanessa.

But now the BBC has stepped in - and bosses at the corporation are keen to discuss a deal when she returns from a holiday.

A spokeswoman said: "With the full range of opportunities the BBC can offer I'm sure we will be delighted to talk to her to explore the possibilities.

"Huge talent"

"Vanessa is a huge talent who already appears on prime-time BBC One whose talents have not been fully recognised by ITV."

Ms Feltz currently fronts the consumer programme Value For Money for the BBC.

Her lawyers have said the row with Anglia was entirely about the range of TV shows on which she works. She wanted a guarantee from the company that she would be able to work on more prime-time projects.





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