Vanessa Feltz says she's doing Celebs Go Dating as she's a 'rotten picker' herself

The star said dating can be like 'wading through treacle'

Pictured: Vanessa Feltz - Celebs Go Dating. (Channel 4)
Vanessa Feltz is taking part in the latest series of Celebs Go Dating. (Channel 4)

Vanessa Feltz has admitted she's a "rotten picker" when it comes to men and that she signed up to Channel 4's Celebs Go Dating because the show's experts "couldn’t do worse" than her.

The TV star recently split from long-term boyfriend Ben Ofoedu, who she'd been with since 2005, and he later confessed that he’d had an affair eight years earlier.

Feltz, 61, has now gone onto the dating show to give romance another shot.

Read more: Vanessa Feltz and Ben Ofoedu: What went wrong?

Opening up about the experience on This Morning, she said: "I think dating is damn difficult, I really do, and obviously I haven’t done it for 17 years."

"It is not easy and actually when it's not going well it's like wading through treacle, it's terribly difficult," she added.

Vanessa Feltz has been looking for love on Celebs Go Dating. (ITV screengrab)
Vanessa Feltz has been looking for love on Celebs Go Dating. (ITV screengrab) (ITV screengrab)

Asked why she signed up, the TV star said: "Listen I have been, I think it's all public record, a rotten picker, I haven't been good at picking, I really haven't.

"I just thought the agents… must be able to do better than I've done.

"I mean they couldn’t do worse, let's face it."

Feltz revealed she'd had "at least 13" dates for the programme, although she refused to be drawn about the outcome as it has yet to air.

Pictured: Celeb Go Dating agents (L-R) Dr Tara, Anna Williamson, Paul C Brunson and Tom Read Wilson.  - Celebs Go Dating. (Channel 4)
(L-R) Dr Tara, Anna Williamson, Paul C Brunson and Tom Read Wilson - Celebs Go Dating. (Channel 4)

"I can't give anything much away," she teased, joking that she was "flawless" on her dates but that her suitors were "not necessarily deserving of my charms".

Feltz and Ofoedu's split was confirmed in February, with the TV star saying in a video: “I honestly didn’t know what to say to you on Instagram.

"And so I just wanted to say obviously I feel incredibly sad and I’m pretty disappointed and shocked and all those horrible things, but also full of resolve.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23:  Ben Ofoedu and Vanessa Feltz attend
Ben Ofoedu and Vanessa Feltz split this year. (Getty Images) (David M. Benett via Getty Images)

“I am not going to let this defeat me.”

Read more: Vanessa Feltz split: Carol Vorderman among celeb friends offering support

The presenter was previously married to Michael Kurer from 1983 to 2000.

Watch: Vanessa Feltz is 'feeling fantastic' as she visits Ireland