'The Real Housewives of Cheshire' is set to explore menopause in an upcoming two-part special.
The hit ITV2 reality show - which follows the day-to-day lives of affluent women including Lauren Simon, Seema Malhotra, Rachel Lugo, Nicole Sealey, Lystra Adams, and Sheena Lynch - will focus on cast members as they share more about their experiences with the menopause and learn how to deal with it before the main show returns for its fifteenth series later in 2022.
In a press release, ITV said: "With menopause being a topic that is rarely discussed and still not fully understood, the housewives will not only bravely share their experiences but so will their partners and families, providing never before seen access to their lives.
"Throughout the two-part special, The Real Housewives will also be on a mission to raise awareness and get the nation talking about the menopause through the social media campaign, #hotmess"
News of the issue-based double header comes just days after it was announced that Paul Whitehouse and Liza Tarbuck are to star in new Channel 4 comedy 'The Change', which also focuses on the menopause.
The new series has been created by stand-up comedian Bridget Christie, who will play the lead character Linda, a 50-year-old mother of two who is convinced she has early-onset dementia after forgetting what a shoe is called, only to find out from her GP that it is the menopause.
With this new information, she dusts off her old Triumph motorbike and heads to the Forest of Dean, south west England, in an attempt to reconnect with the person that she used to be, during which she meets a community of eccentrics, artists, eel fisherwomen, musicians, misfits, and the odd bigot. 'The Change' is also currently in production.