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Davina McCall expresses disbelief over being called 'wrinkly' in 'revealing' Masked Singer dress

The TV star recently stunned fans in a strappy white design from Retrofête

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Davina McCall has revealed how much she loves being in her fifties just days after being called "wrinkly" by an online troll.

The 53-year-old was recently subjected to online abuse after one Twitter user claimed "she was too old" to wear a thigh-split dress during her appearance on The Masked Singer.

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The harsh tweet had read: "Old over sun-kissed woman should cover up... stunning dress but not for the wrinkly crinkly... demure for the mature." Upon seeing the response, Davina said: "Really sorry. Absolutely no chance of demure over here Sue... growing old disgracefully is far more fun."

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Speaking on The Mid Point podcast with Gabby Logan, the TV star confessed: "I used to look at the 50s and think, 'It's over, once you turn 50 - that's it…' I feel it's my duty to live my best life to show all the 30 and 40-year-olds, and even 20-year-olds."

davina mcall white dress© Photo: Instagram

The Masked Singer star recently got called out for wearing this white satin embellished dress

Of the unpleasant Twitter exchange, Davina explained: "Somebody wrote something which I thought was quite funny, but she was like, 'you wrinkly, old haggard, shouldn't be dressed like that, it's not very demure.'

"And I just thought I'll just send a funny message back going, 'Sorry Sue but have absolutely zero intention of growing old gracefully, demure is not for me,' and left it at that."

She added: "Two of my friends messaged me and were like you're trending on Twitter and I said why, I couldn't ever remember writing it. And they said, 'It was because of something you replied to.' My first thought was, 'Poor Sue, is she taking an absolute hammering?'

davina dress© Photo: Instagram

Satin embellished dress, £765, Retrofête @ Net-A-Porter


"Apparently she's deleted her Twitter account. I feel terrible, I didn't mean to. I'm just going to let people insult me from now on, it was meant to be a joke, that's why I put her name in the reply."

Last month, Davina opted to wear a beautiful polka dot gown from Retrofête, which featured a cowl-neck neckline, spaghetti straps and a side split – and she looked flawless!

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