Vanessa Feltz beamed while narrowly avoiding an awkward encounter with her ex (Picture: PA)
The sometimes controversial TV presenter headed to the star-studded Back to the Future musical to celebrate its 1000th show, dressed in a floaty leopard print gown.
Vanessa and Ben had been together for two decades, having got engaged in 2006, but never officially tied the knot despite the proposal.
The This Morning presenter didn’t seem phased by the potential encounter as she grinned and laughed for cameras ahead of her solo theatre night.
Her ex Ben Ofoedu posed with new girlfriend Precious Muir (Picture: PA)
Vanessa seemed utterly unphased by the potentially awkward encounter (Picture: PA)
Ben also looked happy as he smiled with Precious, wearing a casual all-black outfit with a black windbreaker, jeans and trainers.
His girlfriend, who he was first spotted with in November, opted for a light blue figure-hugging mesh dress with ladybird details.
The pair appeared playful with Ben taking pictures of Precious on his phone while she posed for the photographers.
In November, they were seen heading off in a taxi together after The Psychopath Life Coach premiere in London, with the Circle star in a racey lace bodysuit.
The couple seemed to be having fun on the red carpet (Picture: PA)
Vanessa seemed to be having just as much fun on her solo theatre trip (Picture: PA)
Hannah Waddingham was also strutting the red carpet (Picture: PA)
It’s not known if the exes bumped into each other once inside but Vanessa has said she doesn’t want to talk to him, having previously admitted she felt ‘terribly humiliated’ by the way things ended.
Anna Richardson and Steph McGovern wrapped up warm in the January cold (Picture: PA)
Ben and Precious have been spotted together since November (Picture: PA)
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, the show’s expert Anna Williamson said: ‘We were very aware as well that Vanessa has been very, very heartbroken and let down. We wanted to make sure that she felt supported and taken care of while also introducing her to dates and hopefully helping her find happiness.’
The couple didn’t have any children but Vanessa does have two daughters from her marriage to Michael Kurer; Allegra and Saskia.
While all eyes may have been on Vanessa and Ben, other big names also attended the Back to the Future celebration.
Bake-Off’s Prue Leith brought some sunshine in the winter weather (Picture: PA)
Comedian Tom Allen grinned for cameras on the red carpet (Picture: PA)
Michelle Heaton treated her family to a night out (Picture: PA)
Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham arrived in style in a glamourous black suit, rocking her platinum blonde short hair.
Also at the event was Anne Richardson, former host of Naked Attraction, bundled up warm in the January freeze with scarves and an oversized coat.
Bake-Off’s Prue Leith brought some colour with her bright pink get-up, with bold flower patterns and fluffy trimmed sleeves.
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