Sherrie Hewson says she wants a second facelift, plus neck surgery, as she admits feeling desperate to look young again.
Hewson says her fear of growing old has got worse since leaving the ITV daytime programme, and now she’s seeking counselling.
“The thought of ageing fills me with sadness,” Sherrie says. “I feel like I’ve lost the girl that I once was and the face I knew. You have to come to terms with the fact that that person isn’t there anymore.
“It makes me feel invisible because no man in the world is going to look at me because they all want to be with a woman who is at least 20 years younger.
“It makes you feel unattractive, so you start doing things like I do to change myself.
“Maybe I need to have counselling to get rid of the terrible stuff that goes on in my head.”
Hewson left Loose Women in 2016, after 14 years on the panel, but she has missed the closeness of her TV colleagues and friends, who helped her with her body dysmorphia.
Former hosts of the show, Denise Welch and Carol McGiffin, have recently returned as Loose Women panellists, and Hewson is hoping that she could do the same.
“Of course I’d go back, I love Loose Women. I miss the girls and our friendship. If you ever felt down, by the time you’d gone on air they’d brought you back up again.
“The support network is fantastic on that show, it really is. They were the ones who got me through and helped me.
“Now I don’t have the girls around me anymore to say ‘oh come on Sherrie, for God sake get on with it’.
“They really helped me, and I will always thank them for that because in your life you need people to boost you and tell you it’s OK.”