TELLY presenter Louise Minchin says the temperature has been lowered in the BBC Breakfast studio because of her hot flushes.
The 50-year-old star revealed: “The studio is really cold now. We have the ‘Louise’ setting on the air conditioning.”
Louise is one of seven TV presenters, entrepreneurs and sportswomen who have discussed their experience of the menopause in Hello! magazine.
The BBC Breakfast favourite, who recently completed the extreme Norseman triathlon, said she feels better than ever.
The mum of two added: “I certainly feel better and stronger than I did in my 20s, 30s and 40s. I might have wrinkles, but I’ve got muscles.”
Trisha Goddard, Kay Burley, Meg Mathews, Andrea McLean, beauty entrepreneur Liz Earle and former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies also swapped stories about midlife.
Sky News broadcaster Kay, 58, said: “I didn’t used to talk about it but the young boys in the office would get embarrassed and think, ‘Why is she so hot and bothered?’
“Now I tell them, ‘Just having a power surge — it’ll be gone in a minute’.”
She added: “There is no better time in history for women of our age now.”
Former chat show host Trisha, 61, said: “I’m not scared to try new things and I’m glad I’ve kept my body strong.
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“I hike, I rollerblade, run and don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Meg, 53, says her daughter, who she had with ex-husband Noel Gallagher, thinks she talks about it too much.
Meg added: “Anais has heard non-stop about it and now rolls her eyes. She’s like, ‘Oh God, here we go again, she’s off’.”
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