Davina McCall slams ‘mean people’ who shamed her weight loss and ‘divorce diet’
Davina McCall has slammed “mean people” who shamed her for the weight loss she achieved with her “divorce diet”.
The 52-year-old TV presenter has posted a number of selfies on Instagram since her marriage to Matthew Robertson ended, which showed how she had lost weight and got into shape.
The former Big Brother host told Women’s Health magazine that she was upset with some of the comments she received afterwards and said people do not always think about “the sadness”.
Davina said: “It’s called the divorce diet, where you just literally shed (weight).
“It happens to so many people I know. It was nothing I did. I was just running on adrenaline.
“Quite a few people (understood) and were like, ‘I think she’s having a hard time, maybe we should lay off.'”
Davina continued: “But there were lots of people who didn’t. There are some really mean people out there and there are also some very uninformed people who don’t think about the story behind the sadness.”
The mother-of-three said she is now happier than ever and is feeling “sexy” and dressing “sexily”.
Davina continued: “Women over 50 feel sexy, we can dress sexily and we can wear underwear and we still enjoy orgasms.
“People say, ‘Oh, it’s all gone… menopause… you’re finished with your wizened, dried-up ovaries.’
“I feel like it’s really important to say that people in their 50s are having the time of their lives.”
Davina added: “I don’t look as good naked as I did in my 20s.
“But I feel better, and that’s the difference. I walk around like a foxy minx now because I feel like a foxy minx.”
Hormone replacement therapy helped the popular presenter deal with the effects of the menopause.
“My phone was in the fridge and my keys were in the bin. My night sweats became so bad. I just never slept through,” she said.
“I couldn’t read autocue… From the minute I put the little patch on – boom, sleep. Oh my god, the joy. I felt like I was back.”
*The full interview is in the October issue of Women’s Health, also available as a digital edition .
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