Following a difficult separation with her husband Matthew Robertson, Davina McCall has opened up about how marriage left her almost friendless.

Despite her fame and fortune, Davina found her friendships falling by the wayside as she juggled her home and work life.

With her countless presenting jobs, charity work and popular books and fitness DVDs, it’s little wonder the busy mum-of-three had no time to see friends.

In an interview with OK! magazine, the TV presenter, 50, said: “As you get older you realise how important friendships are. I used to have one best friend because I was so busy with the kids, my marriage and everything else, but now I have got lots of close friends.”

Davina separated from husband Matthew at the end of last year. They have two daughters, Holly and Tilly, and a son, Chester.

Davina also revealed that she encourages her children to be body positive and never talks about weight in the house. She also bans scales, and doesn’t know how much her daughters weigh.

“We don’t have scales in our house and we never talk about weight,” she said. “I don’t know how much the girls weigh, and neither do they.”

Davina isn’t shy when it comes to flaunting her incredible physique, but the presenter has had to face her fair share of trolls and online criticism. A recent bikini selfie left fans uncomfortable with her toned physique, with one commenting: “Little worrying sorry not being nasty but looking too skinny taken it a little far x”

Another added: “Too thin, definitely not a nice look for a woman in her 50s. Very ageing.”

Hi. It is the beginning of the summer . And this is a 👙 selfie. And it probably won’t be the last . No apologies. Because I cannot quite believe I am posting pictures of myself in bikinis still 😃I get asked all the time how many times I work out a week 💪🏻. 3 times minimum … 4 ideally.. 45 mins to an hour . Can’t run at the mo so I do a mixture strength and cardio … i have so much to be grateful for… my kids are number one but right behind them at no 2 is how my fitness journey has made me feel . If I’m groggy, sluggish, negative it always sorts me out … if you are starting … start slow.. set small goals.. achievable goals.. you will get to where you want to be. I did. And if I did. ( after years of yo-yo dieting and binge exercise) You can. #ownyourgoals #fitness #motivation

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Despite some nasty comments, Davina continues to share with followers, and copes with negativity by ignoring it.

“I like social media because it’s so positive in lots of areas but I actually ended up ignoring what was being said and kept posting,” she told OK!

“I’m fit and healthy, there’s nothing wrong with me. I hope people look and think ‘Oh my God she’s in her fifties and still going strong’.”

We can’t argue with that – you look fab, Davina!