“I mean millions of women go through it, it’s nothing special but, God, it’s tough.”
The mother-of-two said she had woken up sweating, as she isolates at her Essex home with Rod and their offspring.
Branding how she felt as “horrific”, Penny continued: “I actually thought, ‘Is this Covid?’ I had all the menopause symptoms — burning up, feeling wiped out, mood swings that are off the scale.
“I’ve wanted to scream. You don’t know if it’s just these times we are in. But eventually I had some tests. Yes, I’m in the menopause.”