Zoe Ball has some advice for all menopausal women…


by Emma Dodds |
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Radio 2 DJ and Strictly: It Takes Two presenter Zoe Ball has revealed her tips and tricks for getting to grips with the menopause

We have always admired Zoe Ball's upfront, blunt honesty about life.

She just seems like a "normal" and relatable person - especially on her Radio 2 slot and on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.

We must admit, we were pretty saddened to hear that she'd split up with her husband Norman Cook, AKA Fatboy Slim, last September. But she seems to be loving life at the moment!

Zoe and Norman, AKA Fatboy Slim, pictured here in 2001 (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

And she's now been pretty ballsy and candid about her body - revealing that she's going through the menopause at age 46.

Zoe even has some advice for other women who are going through "the change"... Have more sex!

Speaking to Daily Mail in London, she said: "I'm menopausal; I'm hot and hairy. I feel like it's sort of my last hurrah. Is it going to get better? Do I do HRT? Have more sex?

"I just left my marriage I am sort of trying to... Good tip – [have] HRT and more sex."

Zoe has had a new lease of life in her late 40s (Credit: Instagram/ Zoe Ball) ©Instagram/ Zoe Ball

Well - we feel sure that's something we'd all like to be prescribed!

She continued: "The best thing about getting older is big pants and comfy shoes - I'm starting to embrace the older age thing. You stop caring so much which is quite nice."

The mum-of-two added that she'd had a "year of self-discovery", saying that she was glad she didn't have "to care anymore" and that she could "life vicariously" through her 16-year-old son Woody, describing it as "joyous".

Zoe shares 16-year-old Woody and seven-year-old Nelly with ex-husband Norman (Credit: Instagram/ Zoe Ball) ©Instagram/ Zoe Ball

Zoe has been in a relationship with boyfriend Billy Yates since shortly after she split with her husband in September.

She met the 40-year-old Antiques Roadshow cameraman through mutual friends they both had at the BBC.


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