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‘I’m drugged up to the eyebrows!’ Sheila Hancock on health woes amid painful flare-ups
Radio Times.She added: "I have occasional flare-ups of pain but I force myself to rise above it.”In spite of her age and tendency to suffer bouts of pain, Sheila still enjoys regular gym visits, which are often twice a week.She has become the poster woman for those who want to remain extra fit in older age, with the 2017 film Edie having introduced the nation to a fiercely determined octogenarian widow with the ambition of climbing a mountain.It was for that role that she felt motivated to get into tip-top shape - and she hasn't looked back since.Continuing on her adventuring theme, she has also presented the Channel 4 series Great Canal Journeys.The role saw herself and co-host Gyles Brandreth team up to explore the best of Britain and Europe's waterways.Sheila has explained that she feels many people in older age are only "half-living" - and that, in contrast, she wants to enjoy each day to the full.With the help of a gluten-free vegan diet, she is trying to achieve good health and longevity.She has been described by those who speak to her as "sprightly".However, she is channelling some of that age-defying energy into challenging the wrongs of the world, as her book Old Rage demonstrates.Slamming politics as "sleazy", she has declared that the British government has "failed" its people.Other issues at the top of her grievances list include Brexit, the environment and the NHS.Meanwhile she is also working to help establish a support network for Ukrainian refugees, proving that making a positive impact on the world is still possible at any age.The full interview with Dame Sheila Hancock ran in last week's Radio Times.
Amanda Holden and Holly Willoughby spitting image of each other as they turn up to work in the same dress
Holly Willoughby were hashtag twinning today when they turned up to work wearing the same outfit.The TV presenters unintentionally matched in a gorgeous spring maxi dress, which will definitely be sold out already.Amanda, 51, and Holly, 41, were the mirror image of each other in the tulip print gown from Anne Louise Boutique, which Amanda wore for Heart Radio and Holly on This Morning.While they were friendship goals in the matching gowns, the stunning stars still added their own stamp on their looks, with Amanda accessorising with white heels, handbag and black shades.Holly, on the other hand, wore nude heels and kept jewellery to a minimum, adding a pop of colour with a pink lip.The Dancing On Ice presenter shared her outfit on Instagram prior to appearing on TV, and Holly was inundated with compliments from fans on her dress.‘The dress is beautiful Holly and you look so beautiful wearing it,’ one commented.‘Gorgeous dress Holly, it really suits you,’ wrote another.One follower actually noticed that both Holly and Amanda wore the same dress today, commenting on her pic: ‘Dya know @noholdenback had the same dress on today.’It’s been a week of lols for Holly on This Morning, after she took out someone behind the camera with a paper aeroplane.The star faced off with co-host Phillip Schofield at the Red Bull Paper Wings competition during Monday’s episode of the ITV daytime show with Gyles Brandreth overlooking proceedings.The duo were joined by UK champions Billy Smith and Yicheng Sun, with the pair showing the presenters how things were done before Phil and Holly took their turns.‘Here comes Holly Willoughby,’ Gyles cheered, adding that ‘you couldn’t make it up’ when her plane landed on a camera.‘It’s extraordinary, it