Vanessa Feltz on the challenges of hosting two shows a day

BBC News

Every weekday morning, Vanessa Feltz welcomes listeners to her show with warmth and enthusiasm. Two hours later, she does the exact same thing. As the host of two (and sometimes even three) programmes per day - the presenter is in a rare broadcasting breed. A standard Monday to Friday schedule, will see Feltz host the early morning show on Radio 2 (05:00-06:30), before dashing over to her breakfast show on BBC Radio London (07:00-10:00). "It is unusual, and I suppose that's because it requires quite a lot of physical endurance and stamina just to keep at it," she tells BBC News.


Myers apologises to Jewish presenters Feltz and Winkleman

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A Sunday Times columnist has apologised to Vanessa Feltz and Claudia Winkleman after suggesting they earned high salaries because they were Jewish. Kevin Myers said he was "very, very sorry" for offending the broadcasters and said he was genuinely contrite. Mr Myers, whom the paper has said it would not commission again, told Irish broadcaster RTÉ he had "uttered those words out of respect for the religion". His article on BBC equal pay appeared in the Irish paper edition and online. He said it was "over for him professionally", adding that he was both the author of the article and his own misfortune.


Sunday Times removes 'anti-Semitic' column on BBC pay

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A Sunday Times online article has been removed after being branded "anti-Semitic" and "disgraceful". Readers called for columnist Kevin Myers to be sacked, after he suggested BBC presenters Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz earned high salaries because they were Jewish. The piece, titled "Sorry, ladies - equal pay has to be earned", appeared in the Irish edition of the newspaper. The paper's editor has apologised "unreservedly" for the offence caused. The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism has made a formal complaint about the article to press regulator Ipso.


Sunday Times anti-Semitism row: Vanessa Feltz 'upset' over column

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Vanessa Feltz has said she felt "extremely upset" by a Sunday Times column which suggested she and Claudia Winkleman earned high salaries because they were Jewish. The BBC presenter described the piece by Kevin Myers as "so obviously racist it's surprisingly hurtful". She also questioned how no-one at the paper appeared to spot the article. Editor Martin Ivens said the piece, which was in the Irish edition and online, should not have been published. Speaking on BBC Radio London where she presents the breakfast show, Feltz said: "I would have thought after all these years I'd be immune or used to it, but that's not at all how I felt.


'Fargo' Season 3 Spoilers: Emmit Continues To Distance Himself From Sy In Episode 8

International Business Times

Emmit Stussy (Ewan McGregor) remains cold to Sy Feltz (Michael Stuhlbarg) in next week's Season 3, episode 8 of "Fargo." In the trailer for the upcoming episode, Sy comes to Emmit's house to check on him. Although Emmit is at his house, Meemo doesn't let Sy in. Instead, V.M. Varga's (David Thewlis) henchman just shuts the door without giving Sy any answers. In Season 3, episode 7, Emmit surprisingly accused Sy of conniving with Ray Stussy (also played by McGregor).