MASKED Singer judge Davina McCall wasn’t hiding anything on Saturday night’s show – in an eye-popping sheer dress that flaunted her toned figure.
It was one in the eye for cruel trolls who slammed the 53-year-old as too “wrinkly-crinkly” for wearing a revealing thigh-split gown the week before.
The former Big Brother host has never looked happier . . . or sexierCredit: INSTAGRAM/DAVINA McCALL
The presenter has vowed to “grow old disgracefully” — but it’s not so much a midlife crisis as a midlife celebration.
Speaking on The Mid-Point podcast with sports presenter Gabby Logan last week, she said: “I used to look at the 50s and think, ‘It’s over, once you turn 50 — that’s it’. I feel it’s my duty to live my best life to show all the 30 and 40-year-olds, and even 20-year-olds.”
From re-piercing a nipple and walking around the house naked to those racy telly outfits, Davina is now grabbing life with both hands.
In fact, the former Big Brother host has never looked happier . . . or sexier.
While she has always been a style icon, the Davina of a few years ago would most likely be spotted on the red carpet in slinky full-length dresses, one-shoulder numbers or trendy tuxedos.
Now, she is more than happy to bare that exercise-honed flesh. Dare we say it, but her style choices seem to be following that other carefree and confident older TV star Amanda Holden.
The presenter strikes a pose during her early TV days in 1994Credit: FAMOUS.�
And just like the Britain’s Got Talent judge, Davina won’t be told to cover up. After a troll slammed her revealing outfit on The Masked Singer, she tweeted: “No chance of demure over here . . . growing old disgracefully is far more fun.”
Davina’s daring looks on the ITV1 guessing game are thanks to stylist-to- the-stars Angie Smith, who has also dressed This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Loose Women presenter Christine Lampard.
Posting a picture of the stunning Amanda Wakeley designer frock from Saturday night’s show on Instagram, Davina wrote: “Thank you @amandawakeley for once again making me feel sassy again! (Second time this series!)”
The sheer fabric meant her big black knickers were plainly on show — but they were a far cry from Davina’s usual choice of lingerie.
She said: “I’ve always worn smoking-hot underwear. It’s nothing to do with anyone else, it’s just for me. It’s like a little shield, only you know you’re wearing it and it’s the best thing ever.”
And far from feeling trapped in middle-aged clothing, Davina has been having fun buying outfits from her teen daughters’ favourite stores, such as Bershka and Urban Outfitters.
From re-piercing a nipple and walking around the house naked to those racy telly outfits, Davina is now grabbing life with both handsCredit: Instagram
On Davina’s Instagram, every picture is glowing with health and happinessCredit: Twitter
She said: “I thought, ‘I’m too old to follow these trends’. But why am I too old?”
A recent purchase was a tie-dye tracksuit. She said: “It was amazing — except the top was a crop top, I looked so mutton!”
On Davina’s Instagram, every picture is glowing with health and happiness. She’s long been an exercise devotee, but we suspect her younger man is a big reason for those joyful smiles.
After what she described as a “traumatic” divorce in 2017 from her husband of 17 years, Pet Rescue TV host Matthew Robertson, she has found love again with her longtime hairdresser, Michael Douglas, 46.
The pair started dating in 2019 and Davina happily posts selfies of the two of them. They also produce a podcast, Making The Cut, talking about places they have been to and recommendations for books and films.
While Davina might remain tight-lipped about their relationship, saying to talk about it “wouldn’t be fair on any party,” she has given us a glimpse into their sex life. She told Women’s Health magazine last September: “Women over 50 feel sexy, we can dress sexily and we can wear underwear and we still enjoy orgasms.
Diet-wise, she avoids refined sugar, but won’t beat herself up if she has the occasional treatCredit: Instagram
Davina says she happily walks around NAKED, thanks to a shift in her attitude
“People say, ‘Oh, it’s all gone . . . menopause . . . You’re finished with your dried-up ovaries. I feel like it’s really important to say people in their fifties are having the time of their lives.”
Michael is also responsible for Davina’s youthful and adventurous hairstyles on The Masked Singer, which have included plaits and braids.
Seeing her show off those rock-hard abs on social media, it’s hard to believe Davina can find any flaws in her exercise-honed body.
The star — mum to Holly, 19, Tilly, 17, and Chester, 14 — reckons her skin “sags down at the middle” when she leans over, but she is happier in that skin than ever.
She said: “I don’t look as good naked as I did in my twenties, but I feel better, and that’s the difference. I walk around like a foxy minx now because I feel like a foxy minx.”
And she happily walks around NAKED, thanks to a shift in her attitude. Davina, who has been open about her drug addiction in her 20s, told the Going For Goal podcast that her inner voice was very “negative” back then.
She has found love again with her longtime hairdresser, Michael Douglas, 46
But now, thanks to regular mindfulness meditations, she said: “I wake up in the morning and I think I look like a supermodel!
“I walk around my bedroom naked saying, ‘Yeah, check you out!’” In 2004, Davina released her first exercise DVD and she has been showing us how to get fit ever since.
She now runs the Own Your Goals online fitness programme, which offers personalised plans for £9.99 a month.
The Long Lost Family presenter works out three or four times a week, for 40 minutes at a time, varying it with boxing, running HIIT (high intensity interval training) and spin classes, as well as toning barre and yoga sessions.
Her personal trainer, Sarah Grant, said in 2019 that Davina’s main aim in any workout is to “have fun”.
Davina also loves a challenge and has previously completed a gruelling 500-mile triathlon for Sport Relief, which involved running marathons and swimming in freezing Lake Windermere as part of her training.
The star described her divorce in 2017 from husband of 17 years, Pet Rescue TV host Matthew Robertson, as ‘traumatic’Credit: Getty – Contributor
Diet-wise, she avoids refined sugar, but won’t beat herself up if she has the occasional treat.
One of her rules is to eat her main meal at lunchtime, often including pasta or courgetti, and in the evening it’s usually meat and salad.
She said: “I feel like I am the best version that I can be for my age, and that gives me confidence. You can wear your body well if you’ve got confidence.”
Despite always looking immaculate, she joked to Gabby Logan about the struggle of wearing eyeliner and make-up in midlife.
She said: “You put on eyeliner with all the extra skin (on your eyelids), you pull your skin out and when you let it go, it’s like, ‘Where’s the eyeliner gone?’”
But going under the knife is not something she plans to do any time soon. Speaking last January, she said: “My personal feeling is that I’ve never really seen fillers look right.
“If you have too much Botox you can’t smile or frown, and my face and my ability to show emotion is very important for my job.”
After a troll slammed her revealing outfit on The Masked Singer, she tweeted: ‘No chance of demure over here . . . growing old disgracefully is far more fun’
The presenter on the Baftas red carpet in 2007Credit: Dave Hogan
She added: “Would I have a face-lift at 55-60? I might do. I don’t want to look 30, I just want to look awesome for 52.”
She has, however, straightened her teeth with clear Invisalign braces, something she was inspired to do when she took her kids to orthodontist appointments. She joked: “It was either that or a boob job.”
And proving just as saucy as she was in her 20s, she has even re-pierced her nipple, which she first had done when she was around 25.
Recently she has been binge-watching Jane Fonda fitness videos, and reckons the fitness legend is an inspiration.
Davina said: “I look at Jane Fonda, at 83, and it makes me think, it’s only going to get better.
“If we can stay fit and healthy our lives are only going to get better.”
With all this joy and positivity in her life, there’s no reason for this Masked Singer star to hide away
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