Eve Pollard has told how she now feels invisible to the opposite sex in her 70s
At 71, the presenter and former newspaper editor told Radio Times that while she rarely thinks about age, she does notice the differences in attention.
She said: “I know that no man is ever going to wolf-whistle at me or stare moodily at me with a hint of lust again.
“Yes, you can be a feminist and secretly enjoy that. But I’m realistic: that was then.”
Mrs Pollard, or Lady Lloyd as is her official title, also remained adamant that she would keep on working, despite now being in her seventies.
I know that no man is ever going to wolf-whistle at me or stare moodily at me with a hint of lust again
She explained: “I don’t have all the answers to old age. In fact, I rarely think about it.
“I have never consciously chosen to keep on working, for example, even though I’m the proud owner of a Freedom Pass (and I will never, ever vote for any political party that takes it away!).
”And the former editor of the Sunday Express added: “Retirement isn’t for me. Well, at least not yet.
Pollard remains adamant that she would keep on working, despite now being in her seventies
”A mother-of-two, she is currently fronting The Baby Boomers Guide to Growing Old on More 4.
And she explained that working was a good way of remaining involved in life in your later years to help avoid the ‘scourge of loneliness’.
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“For all my working life I have been part of large organisations, magazines or newspapers,” she said.
Eve Pollard is currently fronting The Baby Boomers Guide to Growing Old on More 4
“And do you know why? In the main, it’s fun.
"Yes, there are bosses who drive you mad, it can be tiring, exhausting, frustrating, but it’s never lonely.”
And she stressed: “Loneliness is the scourge of old age, which means there has never been a better time to enjoy those water-cooler moments.
"To discuss your problems. To hear a joke. To ask advice.”
But she remained pragmatic about the ageing process.
She said: “I’m running in the last lap of life. But instead of relegating myself to deterioration, I try to regard myself as simply fraying at the edges.”
The full interview with Eve Pollard can be seen in the latest issue of Radio Times, which is out now.