Davina McCall to highlight Hormone Replacement Therapy shortages in new documentary

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Davina McCall at the National Television Awards credit:Bang Showbiz
Davina McCall at the National Television Awards credit:Bang Showbiz

Davina McCall has promised to fight to make sure women can still access Hormone Replacement Therapy, amid reports of shortages across the UK.

The TV presenter, 54, has spoken openly about her own struggles with menopause and has been determined to shine a light on the subject to help others.

Now, Davina is preparing to release her second documentary on the subject and has insisted she plans to dedicate her life to making sure women can be given the treatment they need.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I think this is going to be my life’s work now. It’s frustrating, but it feels like we’ve gone a long way in the last year in terms of public knowledge and willingness to do something about it ...

"I’ll be doing this as long as it takes, I feel like it’s really important, I think it’s the most important thing I’ll ever do."

The former 'Big Brother' host spoke about her own journey in a Channel 4 documentary,'Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause ' last year, and she's now preparing to return to TV with a new show which will highlight on the shortages of HRT drugs.

The follow-up is titled 'Sex, Mind and the Menopause' and will also delve into the results of a Channel 4 survey, which suggests many women face losing their jobs as they battle menopausal symptoms such as brain fog.

In an interview with Good Housekeeping magazine, Davina recently explained she had experienced brain fog herself, saying: "When I became perimenopausal at work I didn't want to talk to anyone about it ...

"I was doing a live TV show called Stepping Out and I was forgetting the names of contestants and making mistakes on the autocue, which I'd never done before.

"One day, the producer came into my dressing room and said, 'Are you okay? You don't seem yourself', and I said, 'Oh, I'm fine.' Then, when she left, I just cried. I thought, 'What's happening to me?' "