Melinda Messenger, 51, ‘signs up for next series of Celeb SAS’

Melinda Messenger has reportedly signed up for the next series of Celeb SAS.

The former Page 3 model, 51, is set to return to the spotlight to take part in the Channel 4 show after a six-year absence.

According to The Sun, Melinda – who rose to fame in the late 1990s – will be back on screens while she put herself through her paces.

Earlier this month, Melinda hit back at an “anti-aging” fan reaction to her natural gray hair after shedding her trademark blonde locks.

The beauty took to Instagram earlier this month to debut her silver locks and revealed that she was growing out her signature blonde hair.

But Melinda revealed she received a lot of “anti-aging” comments in response to her selfie, as she described the reaction as “very odd.”

Review: Melinda Messenger has hit back at an “anti-aging” response to her natural gray hair after shedding her trademark blonde locks

She took to Instagram on Wednesday to share more selfies of her gray locks and slammed some people for sending negative comments about her natural hair and makeup-free look.

The TV presenter also shared a video of herself on Instagram over the weekend addressing the backlash and criticizing people for being “anti-aging” because “we all experience it.”

In the candid video, she said: “Hi loves, so I had some feedback on my pic from my gray hair starting to come through and the fact that I wasn’t wearing any makeup, which is bizarre.

“I’ve had some nice comments and a lot of anti-aging comments, a lot of ‘Oh god you look so old’ and ‘this makes you look older.’

Positive post: Melinda has revealed that she received many “anti-aging” comments in response to her selfie with her gray hair, describing the reaction as “very odd”.

Empowerment: In a lengthy caption, Melinda addressed the negative comments she’d received about her natural hair color and encouraged other people to “be free”.

“And it’s just that aging thing, isn’t it, some people really seem to be against it, and it’s such a natural thing, and God willing, something we all experience.

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“So why be so against it? It’s very peculiar, but there we have it. What I’ve come to realize is that aging and getting older is a process of growth.

“And grow to learn how to love yourself more easily, and more importantly — most importantly — learn how to love yourself.”

In an accompanying caption, Melinda once again addressed the negative comments she’d received about her natural hair color and encouraged other people to “be free.”

Candid: The TV presenter also shared a video of herself on Instagram over the weekend addressing the backlash and criticizing people for being “anti-aging” because “we all experience it.”

Everyone’s smiling: Melinda took to her Instagram again on Wednesday to once again encourage “self-love” as she shared a series of beaming selfies

She continued, “I was curious to see how people are feeling [about my grey hair] and it seems there is a lot of anti aging out there. I wonder if it’s because it reflects our own mortality?

“Better to accept that we will all die at some point so that we can move on.

“I’ve also noticed that the comments here in our small online community have been positive, supportive and encouraging. That’s so nice to see and thank you, you are amazing and appreciated.

“So yes, let yourself go! Let yourself go, be free.’

Melinda took to her Instagram again on Wednesday to promote “self-love” as she shared a series of beaming selfies.

New look: The former Page 3 model, 51, took to Instagram earlier this month to debut her silver locks and revealed she’s let her signature blonde hair grow out

In a lengthy caption, the former glamor model opened up about not “appreciating” herself in the past and said she’s finally reached a point where she feels like she’s “good enough.”

She admitted the decision to let her silver hair grow out was an “act of self-love” for her, as she said she’s spent time coming to terms with feeling good about herself.

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She wrote: “Why letting my silver hair grow is an act of self-love for me.

“I used to feel like I had to look a certain way, that I needed makeup and nice hair, especially if I was going to be seen in public.

Acceptance: Melinda has revealed that the decision to grow out her silver hair is an “act of self-love” for her as she said she’s spent time coming to terms with feeling good about herself

“What I understood is that it was because I didn’t really appreciate who I was. Partly from conditioning to get validation that I’m “good looking,” but a whole lot from not loving myself enough.

“It took me 51 years to see that I was always good enough (we all are), so I don’t want to spend the next few years of my life feeling like I have to be anything but just myself. I finally gave myself permission to just be.

“That doesn’t mean I’ll never get treatment or go out ready, I will, but I’ll do it because it’s fun and because I want to. Not because I don’t feel the way I am.

“It’s a way of telling the kid in me I love you just the way you are, so they can get on with the real business of playing and loving life.”

Flashback: Melinda worked as a grid girl alongside the likes of Katie Price and Emma Noble in the late ’90s

It comes after Melinda debuted her silver locks on Instagram earlier this month and asked her hairstylist friends for advice on what to do with her hair next.

She wrote: “Well, just as the leaves on the trees change color through the seasons, so do we. Do I fade out the blonde or let it grow slowly?

‘Any advice from my hairdresser friends welcome ☺ #silverhair #greyhairtransition #greyhair.’

Wearing minimal makeup in a snap, Melinda wore a green t-shirt under denim dungarees for her close-up.

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Melinda, who rose to fame after being spotted on a billboard for a window company in Swindon in 1997, recently said she wears heavy make-up to cover up feelings of not being good enough.

Appearance: Melinda (pictured December 2019) recently said she wears heavy make-up to cover up feelings of not being good enough

“For me it was a mask, it was an attempt to make me feel good because I didn’t feel that way inside,” she said.

Melinda is mother to Morgan (22), Flynn (20) and Evie (18). split from ex-husband Wayne Roberts in 2012, and she admitted last year that she wanted to start dating again.

Since splitting from Wayne after 14 years of marriage, Melinda has been dating a ski instructor she met while filming Channel 4’s The Jump.

The star was last in a relationship with Chris Harding, whom she met on Celebrity First Dates in 2018, but the couple later called it quits.

Ex: Melinda is mother to Morgan, 22, Flynn, 20, and Evie, 18, and split from ex-husband Wayne Roberts in 2012 (both pictured in January 2009)

Still looking for love, Melinda joined dating agency Sara Eden after a series of unhappy romances, including a man she broke up with for booking her a £20,000 holiday, which she says is under pressure.

But Melinda said she has no desire to marry again and is just looking for a partner to spend her life with.

The mother-of-three admitted she’s had a hard time meeting the right person and admitted she often gets texted by men half her age.

Speaking of famous faces who have tried to date her, Melinda claims she was once texted by Spiderman’s Tobey Maguire and asked out by Val Kilmer.

Romance: The star was last in a relationship with Chris Harding, whom she met on Celebrity First Dates in 2018, but the couple later called it quits

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