Vanessa Feltz says the secret to her relationship with partner Ben Ofoedu is to sleep in separate beds five days a week.

Vanessa Feltz

Vanessa Feltz

The 56-year-old TV presenter believes the key to her 12-year bond with Ben is to only spend two nights of the week in the same bed as each other, and Ben finds these tactics "sexy".

Speaking on 'Loose Women', the 45-year-old singer said: "I think its old fashioned and sexy and mysterious kind of."

Although they sleep in separate beds, the two have "visiting rights" and attribute the success of their relationship to this unusual method.

Vanessa said: "When we got together everyone said we had nothing in common and they were right.

"We agreed, we don't have one single thing in common. Not one single thing. We are different in every way.

"Some things work, 12 years later."

It's not just beds that the couple don't share - the pair go into different screens when visiting the cinema.

Ben added: "I think one of the most endearing things about you [Vanessa] is that when we first met and I wanted to go to the cinema so did she, we didn't like each other's films.

"Anyway, we went into two different cinemas, both enjoyed our films, came back talked over dinner about it."

The BBC Radio 2 presenter has also admitted she would never shave her legs in front of Ben after taking advice from her mum.

She said: "You do any of that kind of intimate stuff kind of on display as a sort of natural way of living because otherwise you become like buddies best friends roommates.

"That saucy, sexy, slightly mysterious thing is just slightly mute, so that's what my mum said. I reckon my mum was quite bright about lots of things."

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