Loose Women was back on our screens this afternoon for the latest edition of the ITV lunchtime show.
Host Andrea McLean was in the anchor’s seat alongside Denise Welch and Linda Robson in the studio and Kelly Bryan joined in the conversation via a video link from the comfort of her own home.
Page 3 icon Melinda Messenger appeared on Monday’s show to chat about how she has transformed her life by training to be a psychotherapist.
Melinda, 49, said: “I began the process of retraining in 2010. I was thinking I’ve got children and bills to pay.
“I was still working in television and I could carry on going but didn’t want any regrets so I decided to go for it.”
The blonde bombshell went on to reveal that training to become a psychotherapist in her 40s was the “best thing that she’s ever done”.
“There is a psychological fear of change,” Melinda said.
“I guess that is what helped me. The process of psychotherapy.
“I recognised that great money and fabulous things were not meaningful to me in any way.
She added: “I wanted to be of service and that overpowered everything else.
“I downscaled everything. Sold everything.
“The pleasure I get from my new career is through the roof.”
An intrigued Denise asked: “Had people come to you with problems?”
Meldinda replied: “As part of training we have to undergo our own process and people did come to me for advice.”
Former glamour model Melinda shot to fame in the late nineties when she was 27.
She became The Sun’s “Girl of the Thrillenium” in the early noughties and famously enhanced her breasts to 34DD.
Melinda appeared as a television presenter in 1997 on Channel 4’s Eurotrash where she featured as a “roving reporter” in erotic scenarios, including modelling feverish wear and acting as a nude’s magician’s assistant.
Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV at 12.30pm