Davina McCall admits she blew cash on ‘flashy cars’ when she was younger

TV host Davina McCall has said she lost the plot and blew a load of cash on flash cars and lavish holiday in her 30s and 40s.

But the Masked Singer star, 53, said that she enjoys a calmer life now.

She said: "My new life post-50 feels very different. In my 30s and 40s, it was about flashy cars and holidays. I used to look in jeweller's windows and go, ‘Wow, look at that!' – I was always seeking comfort in exterior niceties.

"And I was on a hamster wheel of having to earn a certain amount of money to keep this crazy lifestyle. I put myself in a gilded cage.

"I don't give a hoot about those things now. All I want is to create a life full of love and laughter for my family."

Davina rose to fame in her 20s, initially trying to carve out fame as a singer, before landing a presenting gig with MTV Europe.

She became a household name with the cult success of Big Brother, hosting the series from the millennium until 2010.

Davina married her ex-husband Matthew Robertson when she was 32, with the sweethearts spending the next 17 years together, raising three children – Holly, 19, and Tilly, 17, and 14-year-old son Chester.

Despite renewing their vows in 2015, they announced their separation two years later, with Davina stating: "I am very sad to say that Matthew and I have separated."

The lauded broadcaster celebrated her 50th birthday the following year, a milestone that made her look at life from a new perspective.

Davina is one of four judges on the debut season of The Masked Dancer – a spin-off of The Masked Singer – joining Oti Mabuse, Mo Gilligan and Jonathan Ross on the star-studded panel.

The series comes to a nail-biting climax this weekend, with six celebrities remaining to be unmasked.

Davina has already been shocked by some of the reveals on the show – when A-lister Dita Von Teese was exposed as Beetroot, she couldn't help but express her surprise.

Pro ice-skater Christopher Dean, singer Louise Redknapp, Eddie the Eagle, Diversity star Jordan Banjo, and presenter Zoe Ball have also been unmasked on the show.

The Masked Dancer continues tonight at 7.30pm.

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