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Davina McCall flashes her naked bum as she shows fans her daily HRT routine

DAVINA McCall flashed her bum as she showed fans how she takes her daily hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on Instagram.

The presenter, 53, joked with her 1.3 million followers that taking testosterone wouldn't make her grow a penis in the clip as she applied oestrogen in gel form to her left arm and testosterone to her leg. 

Wrapped in a towel she said: "Did you know testosterone is an enormously important woman's hormone as well?

"My testosterone was low and I take a pea sized bit of testosterone.

"By the way taking testosterone does not make you grow a penis or get testicles or hairy or anything like that.'

Davina also shared how she applies hormone patches to her groin area twice a week showing off her horn tattoo and telling fans: “So this is my old hormone sticker. That is my horn tattoo. 

“I was going to take it off in the shower and wash it properly because it does leave a little bit of sticky stuff but I thought you should see the ups and downs.

She added: “I wanted you to see warts and all. This is what it looks like. When I put on a new sticker I put it on the other side. 

"We use stickers because they are transdermal. It's a much better way to take HRT. This is called Estradot. It is the patch, there's my bum and you peel it like this.”

It comes after Davina openly spoke about using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during her menopause.

Sharing her experience before her tell-all documentary, the TV presenter detailed her own “frightening” journey, revealing she “went into a bit of a depression.

Davina said she was embarrassed about sharing that she had started HRT, during which yams replace the synthetic hormones used in HRT.

She told the Radio Times: “I was scared about what was going on. I found out a newer HRT treatment was made from yams, but was afraid to go public about it.”

“Somehow menopause is shameful to admit, in a million different ways. You're past your sell-by date. You're not a baby-maker.”

Describing her perimenopause (the early stages of the menopause) Davina added: “My sleep was interrupted two or three times a night and it caused a chain of events in my brain that really frightened me.

“The mental fog and confusion were so overwhelming.”

The former Big Brother host's new Channel 4 documentary aims to eliminate the myths around menopause, and dispel the shame and fear around HRT.

Davina previously revealed she was in tears of “frustration and anger” while filming the hit show, admitting: "I get home after filming and sometimes I just sit down and cry... from deep frustration and anger at how we are failing women.”

She added: “This film isn't just for menopausal women, it's for their partners, their fathers, their brothers, and their sons.”

In January the former Big Brother host revealed she believed she was developing Alzheimer's when she started going through the menopause.

According to the NHS, one of the symptoms of menopause is memory and concentration problems, as well as night sweats, hot flushes, vaginal dryness, difficulty sleeping, low mood and anxiety.

Speaking on Gabby Logan's The Mid.Point podcast, Davina said: “I'm learning different things for everything in my brain sometimes, because when I went to my doctor and I said, 'Look, please help me, I think I've got Alzheimer's because obviously my dad's got Alzheimer's.”

“And I was like, 'I'm always paranoid - I know I haven't really got it but am I okay?' [The doctor] said, 'It's called cognitive overload'.”  

Davina recently stepped down from presenting the Changing Rooms reboot as the filming dates conflicted with her current work commitments.

The TV star was expected to host the Channel 4 show alongside Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, it was announced last year.

However, after the coronavirus pandemic changed her schedule and pushed back production dates twice, she cannot commit to the new series.

An insider told The Sun: “Davina was so excited to be part of the reboot but with the changing production schedule, it has become a nightmare.

“Filming was supposed to take place at the end of last year but it got moved until earlier this year. And now it's been pushed back again.

“The lockdown and pandemic have played havoc with the schedule and sadly Davina has said she won't be able to commit. It's the last thing anyone wanted but she is so busy with other filming commitments.

“Everyone on Changing Rooms is gutted as getting Davina on board was a huge coup for the reboot.”

Anna Richardson has since been announced as the presenter of the Changing Rooms reboot.

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