Love Island for the midlife set? No sweat!

TV presenter Davina McCall has done much in recent years to open up discussion on the issue of menopause. Photo: Scott Garfitt

Sinead Ryan

I’ll be honest with you. Between the oestrogen gel, the progesterone tablet, the zinc, calcium and other vitamins in my daily menopausal regime, not to mention the silk pillow, hot water bottle, cold fan and cleverly marketed facial cream for sagging skin, I never gave a moment’s notice to the naked mole-rat. My bad.