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Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel returned to BBC One this weekend. Three contestants try to make their way to a life-changing sum of money and can turn to seven celebrities to help them win big. This week’s celebs are Penny Lancaster, Dermot O’Leary, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Judi Love, Michael Vaughan, Craig Revel Horwood and Nikki Fox.

Model, TV personality and police officer Penny, 50, is married to rock legend Sir Rod Stewart, 77.

She first made a name for herself as the face of designer lingerie brand Ultimo, before appearing on Strictly Come Dancing and joining Loose Women eight years ago.

She and her husband first crossed paths in 1999 while he was on tour, and a romance developed soon after.

They married eight years later and have two children together.

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Penny Lancaster and her husband Rod Stewart. (Image: GETTY)

Penny Lancaster and her husband Rod Stewart.

Penny and Rod first met in 1999. (Image: GETTY)

Penny first opened up about health issues last September when she broke down in tears on Loose Women as she discussed the impact of menopause on her anxiety.

She recalls a conversation with her doctor about her symptoms.

Penny had experienced uncontrollable crying spells, crippling anxiety and feeling like she had lost control from menopause.

She told viewers at the time: “I had a few tears with her [the doctor]trying to explain what I’ve been through for the past few months and she’s like, ‘You’ve got to get to the point where you’re like, ‘I see you’.”

Penny Lancaster and her husband Rod Stewart.

They married eight years later and have two children together. (Image: GETTY)

She continued: “You’d feel guilty for being upset and then you go and have coffee with a friend and they’re like, ‘How are you, are you okay?

“And then you burst into tears and you don’t know why you’re crying.”

The doctor prescribed her antidepressants, although they didn’t help much. She explained that they acted like a “form of plaster that covered him”.

After speaking to a Loose Women expert, she started taking HRT [hormone replacement therapy] tablets, which allowed him to stop the antidepressants.

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Penny Lancaster and her husband Rod Stewart.

Penny turned to Rod for help going through menopause. (Image: GETTY)

She no longer suffers from hot sweats, but continues to suffer from anxiety and an underactive thyroid gland.

In an interview with Hello! magazine in October, she urged those in pain to speak to their loved ones, as she recalled one evening when things got out of hand.

She said, “I was calling the boys [son Alastair, 15, and Aiden, 10] to dinner and gets impatient.

“When they finally came into the kitchen, rowing, I screamed and threw a plate of dinner across the room and burst into tears.

Penny Lancaster and her husband Rod Stewart.

Penny is a special constable with the City of London Police. (Image: GETTY)

“Rod was worried about me. We’re honest and talk openly about everything, but I didn’t know how to explain why I felt like that.

She added: “The menopause scared me at first. I thought, ‘This is the end of the road. I won’t have any more sex appeal, I won’t be so indulgent or indulgent.

“I have to say goodbye to the old Penny and say hello to the new one.” I felt that everything stopped around me.

“But as you get older, you approach each stage of your life with more maturity and you give yourself a bit of a break.

“I wanted to show that I still had something to give, which is why I signed up for the special constable training. I wanted to continue to be productive, to give back and to give my best. So now that I’m on HRT, it’s like a fresh start.

“Not the end, but the beginning of a new chapter.”

Rod gushed about his wife in a November interview with People. He explained that intimacy was crucial to maintaining a successful marriage. He said: “I’m not talking about sex, but a kiss, a hug and a hold. Penny and I do this every morning.

“We kiss – sometimes in bed, sometimes out of bed, all day long. It’s a wonderful relationship. Lucky, isn’t it? »

Penny Lancaster appears on Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel, which is available on iPlayer.