Anna Richardson returns to our screen with a brand new episode of the Channel 4 show How to Save a Grand in 24 hours.
You may know her from presenting shows like Naked Attraction
And recently the TV presenter opened about her struggles with menopause ‘brain fog’ and how it has hit her confidence as a working woman.
The 50-year-old also last month split with her long-term partner Sue Perkins of X and X fame.
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Anna has now revealed that her memory lapses have even forced her to reshoot scenes when filming, reports Mail Online .
She said: “Being middle-aged, a middle-aged professional and being a middle-aged woman in particular, and going through the menopause, I just noticed that my mind isn’t as sharp as it used to be and that I wasn’t able to retain as much information.
“I started to struggle with being able to articulate myself, being able to remember lists, being able to retain information.
“I’m a trained journalist. I used to be incredibly fluent and I used to be able to remember a lot. I work in TV. So I was bothered. I was really bothered about the fact that my memory was struggling.”
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“I pride myself on the fact that I don’t necessarily, in my job, have to repeat things a lot,’ she said. “I can usually get things in one or two takes and I really pride myself on being efficient.
“And suddenly you hit the stage where you go, ‘I’m really sorry, guys. You’re going to have to remind me again.’
“So you hold people up, you hold yourself up. It becomes embarrassing that you have to apologise and say, ‘I’m sorry. Can you just tell me that again?’ So it really does affect your confidence and your identity for sure.”
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The TV host has also spoken openly about her fears that she will develop dementia, which is something that her father struggles with.
Anna, who recently appeared in the show Can I Improve My Memory?, spoke of how she feared losing her memory like her father Jim.
She said: “I really do fear not being cognitively capable.
“I see it in my dad and I see it in my parents’ friends.
“I just think, ‘There by the grace of God’.”
Anna told how Jim presided over her brother’s wedding ten years ago saying: “I remember him at the altar going, ‘Mark, do you take this woman, Jo, to be your wedded wife?’
“My brother was looking at him going, ‘It’s not Jo. She’s called Rachel’.”
Anna has also been in the news recently for another reason after splitting up with Sue after their seven-year relationship reportedly came to an end a few weeks ago, according to the Mirror.
Anna and Sue got together back in 2014. They’d already known each other for a few years by then and had worked together on Reasons to be Cheerful with Matt Lucas.
After getting together, Anna told Lorraine Kelly on her show: “We met at a party and I was recently single and we just… all I can say, there was an understanding between us and for me the planets aligned.”
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