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BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin on how she keeps her cool

BBC BREAKFAST presenter Louise Minchin has been given her own lower temperature setting in the TV studio because of her hot flushes.

Minchin (pictured), 50, is one of seven well-known women who have discussed their experience of the menopause in Hello! magazine.

She revealed: ‘The studio is really cold now. We have the “Louise” setting on the air conditioning.’

The mum-of-two, who recently completed the extreme Norseman triathlon, added: ‘I certainly feel better and stronger than I did in my 20s, 30s and 40s. I might have wrinkles, but I’ve got muscles.’

Trisha Goddard, Kay Burley, Meg Mathews, Andrea McLean, beauty entrepreneur Liz Earle and former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies also swapped stories about midlife.

Sky News’ Burley, 58, said: ‘I didn’t used to talk about it but the young boys in the office would get embarrassed and think, “Why is she so hot and bothered?”

‘Now I tell them: “Just having a power surge — it’ll be gone in a minute”.’ Hello! magazine is out now.