Melanie Sykes, 48, complains about backhanded compliments


Melanie Sykes hates being instructed she seems to be good “for an older hen”.

She reveals this in dialog with Kate Thornton, as a part of the podcast ‘White Wine Query Time’, produced by Kate Thornton in affiliation with Yahoo UK.

The 48-year-old tv presenter is greatest identified for co-hosting ‘Today with Des and Mel with Des O’Connor’ and ‘Let’s Do Lunch with Gino D’Acampo’.

“I get backhanded compliments on a regular basis on social media,” she tells Kate on the podcast, which she seems on alongside former agent Melanie Cantor and Dr. Louise Wiseman.

“You understand, you look nice for an outdated hen! If I do get backhanded compliments, that’s what it seems to be like.

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“And I do assume, ‘you look nice’, full cease, exclamation, would have been good.”

Melanie has taken a step again from TV presenting with the intention to deal with her new enterprise as editor-in-chief of The Frank Journal – a publication aimed toward girls over the age of 40.

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“Even our fashions are 40 plus,” she tells Kate, explaining the significance of seeing extra older girls within the public eye. 

“We’re not having that factor the place you purchase the journal and so they’re all of their twenties.

“I like lovely photos of younger girls is nice, however truly I’d fairly prefer to see girls my age sporting the garments.

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“It was fascinating – reserving fashions, for instance, Fashions One who I handled, they’ve a classics board – that that’s what they name girls over a sure age! Ladies of that age aren’t doing vogue shoots, they’re doing QVC and issues like that.

“And it’s insane that these girls aren’t working extra on, I feel it’s altering. You see much more promoting now with older girls in yesterday.”

Whereas it may be true that ladies over 40 don’t get sufficient publicity within the media, there are constructive indicators of change.

Earlier this yr, 97-year-old Iris Apfel signed a contract with IMG modelling company.


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