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Davina McCall Opens Up About The Menopause: 'It's Quite Hard'

04/01/2016 11:37 GMT | Updated 04/01/2016 11:59 GMT

Davina McCall has admitted that she is finding heading towards the menopause difficult at times, as she opened up about how she is dealing with entering the next phase of her life.

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The former ‘Big Brother’ presenter, 48, revealed that while she was feeling sad about having to deal with hot flushes, she is finding the experience “incredibly positive”.

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Davina McCall

Speaking to Good Housekeeping, Davina said: “I reckon I’m definitely going down that avenue. It’s just one of those things, isn’t it? It’s quite hard.

“Most of the women I talk to and friends of mine we are getting to this age where we are closing the door on one stage of our life, like having babies. But it’s a weird re-birth of feeling incredibly focused and positive about the next phase. It isn’t the end of anything.

“For anyone worried about that, there is a transitional phase where you think this is sad. But actually it is just the beginning.”

She added: “There are many times when I have moaned about it. When I shave my legs for the 75th time that week or think I might be getting a hot flush. That is annoying but then I think, I have other women. And where would I be without them? Nowhere.”

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Famed for her love of fitness, Davina has an incredible body, but she admitted she is still criticised by trolls about her appearance.

“I posted a picture the other day of me in my Lycra on Instagram and somebody wrote err, look at the wrinkly skin on your tummy! But I’m really proud of my wrinkly skin.

“It’s given me three amazing babies! Even with the negative comments, it doesn’t rain on my parade.”

The full interview appears in the February issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale now. Also available in digital edition on Apple Newsstand. For further exclusive content, please go to goodhousekeeping.co.uk

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