Davina McCall has credited the menopause for having a positive effect on her marriage to husband Matthew Robertson. The Long Lost Family presenter, who turned 50 on Monday, claimed that taking replacement drug HRT has made her feel sexier than ever and has revitalised her libido. Speaking candidly in The Telegraph's Stella magazine, Davina revealed: "All my symptoms stopped overnight. I'm not endorsing it. It was a personal decision. I feel, in a funny way, it's almost more attractive that I can't have children, because now I don't need to take contraception." She added: "There's a certain friskiness that comes about that. There is a confidence that comes with age."
Davina McCall says menopause has boosted her marriage
Davina has been looking better than ever ahead of her milestone birthday. At the start of October, she wowed her fans by sharing a photo of herself wearing a thong bikini for the first time on holiday. The mother-of-three took to Instagram to post a snap of herself the daring scarlet swimwear, writing alongside: "Did a run this am… First foray into thong bikini… at 50. I'm showing off… I am. I'm pretty chuffed, having thought I would be in one-pieces after 40. I am so happy #growingolddisgracefully #girlstrip #cheekyview."
A devoted fitness fan, Davina has released 13 workout DVDs, and regularly shares photos showing her participating in rigorous exercise regimes on social media. But the TV presenter does allow herself to have treats every now and then. Speaking to Fit and Well magazine, Davina recently said: "Last summer, we'd had an amazing time away with the children and I got back and thought my jeans felt a bit tight. I'd put on 6lb in two months. The weight always goes on my bum and my thighs. All I could think was I had to get into the dress for This Time Next Year and look exactly the same as I had done a year ago."