Anthea Turner cannot face waking up in the morning because of the stress of her financial woes, she said.

The former GMTV and Perfect Housewife host told Hello! magazine she had struggled to deal with the ‘flak’ and had lost the spring in her step.

The one-time TV golden girl – who turns 50 on Tuesday – had to sell her £10 million estate Barbins Grange last year.

And earlier this year businessman husband Grant Bovey was declared bankrupt after the collapse of his property company Imagine Homes.

She said: “There have been times – months, in fact – when I haven’t felt a spring in my step.

“Life hasn’t been fun and I’ve felt ‘oh God, I don’t want to wake up tomorrow, because it is going to bring a whole load more flak’.”

Hell’s Kitchen and Celebrity Big Brother star Anthea, who has posed in a swimsuit to mark her milestone in Hello!, said she was not averse to surgery to hold back time.

“The only thing I’ve had done so far is a boob job, but I must admit I spend a lot of time in front of the mirror pulling the skin back on my face and thinking ‘ooh, that would look a lot better’.

“My eyes are quite wrinkly and I will definitely consider surgery. I don’t see any reason not to.”