On 15 May, Davina McCall shared the lovely moment she was named a winner at The British Book Awards, known as ‘The Nibbies’.
At the awards ceremony, Davina was announced the winner of two awards — including the top prize, Book of The Year, for Menopausing, a book she co-authored with Dr Naomi Potter.
Sharing the video to Instagram, Davina wrote: “I’m gonna make a reel tomorrow. What a night !!!! Such an honour to have an invite to @_thebookseller awards .. then to be nominated 😃😄😁 and then actually win two awards , and one of them be actual ‘book of the year’. I’ve only just pulled myself together enough to type . This means so much to me and @dr_naomipotterand @hqstories and @amandaharrisagent . Naomi and I feel it’s our mission to get the message out so you can all make informed decisions about you menopause journey and your bodies . To help you not feel alone or invisible.. and give you hope and the future x #secondspring woop woop!!! #menopausing”
Judges praised the taboo-breaking content and publisher’s “evangelical” and “exhaustive” promotion. The book also took home the award for the Non-Fiction Lifestyle & Illustrated category, winning Davina and Naomi two awards!
Accepting the award, McCall said: “Naomi and I, we wanted to put our life and soul into this book, not just write it but go out there and spread the message because what’s so sad is no matter how many documentaries are made, how many books we write, how many posts you do on social media […] we still need guidance.” She described Menopausing as their “magnum opus” and promised to “keep modernising and refreshing it with any new science.”
Six months after the book was released, it continues to rank highly in the bestselling book charts.
The presenter, well known for her years on Big Brother, co-released Menopausing after her Channel 4 documentary, Sex, Myths and the Menopause, in May 2021. The documentary explores how menopause can affect the mind as well as the body, with memory loss and brain fog.