Davina McCall has admitted she “fakes” being happy because she believes no one wants to see her sad.
Speaking on Fearne Cotton’s podcast Happy Place, the presenter, 51, said on occasions she struggles to see “any positives in this at all”.
Davina – who split from her husband of 17 years Matthew Robertson in 2017 – said she loves being happy but she’s “not always happy”.
She said: “Sometimes I’m faking it. Sometimes I’m struggling. There’s been a few occasions where I’m struggling to see any positives in this at all.
“Happiness is marvellous. I love it when I’m happy, but I’m not always happy. It might look like I’m always happy because I quite often just show the bits when I’m happy.”
She also said that she believes nobody wants to know when she isn’t happy so she hides it.
Davina added: “I am often guilty of thinking, ‘No one really wants to see me when I’m unhappy.'”
During Christmas 2017 – one month after her split from Matthew – Davina shared a video message about loneliness.
Speaking about the video, Davina told Fearne: “The times when I’ve been honest – I posted on Christmas Day about loneliness and it wasn’t that I was massively lonely, but I did think it’s a tough day – and the feedback I got from that…
“It’s funny when you do put yourself out there a bit, you get good stuff back.”
In the clip at the time, Davina had said: “I wanted to also say happy Christmas to anybody who’s feeling a bit lonely.
“I think it’s one of those days, isn’t it? Where, sometimes even if you’re in a huge group of people it’s quite possible to feel lonely or if you’ve lost someone you really care about, and this is your first Christmas without them, or if you couldn’t get home to your family.
Davina and Matthew have three children together – Holly, 17, Tilly, 15, and Chester, 12.
The presenter now focuses on her children and keeping fit and healthy.
Speaking about her fitness regime recently, the star told Health and Wellbeing magazine: “Because of my busy schedule, the most I can do is three to four times a week, but the minute I retire or the kids leave home or whatever, I’d love to work out daily. I don’t see what’s wrong with it.
“I’d love to do an hour every day, whether it be a walk, or a cycle, or a swim – just to keep moving.”
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