Linda Barker: Botox not for me

Tewkesbury Admag: Linda Barker revealed she prefers to age gracefully Linda Barker revealed she prefers to age gracefully

Linda Barker may be known for sprucing up houses on TV, but she's insisted she is unlikely to have a radical makeover herself.

The former Changing Rooms star revealed she is philosophical about the ageing process and, at the age of 50, she said she would rather rely on facials than Botox right now.

"I'm not into that celebrity thing and I don't go to premieres and parties, so I don't feel I have that pressure on me not to appear to age," said the star, who has a 19-year-old daughter.

"Although I don't like my deep lines, I do quite like my laughter and expression lines because they're part of me. I find women who are 50 but look like 20-year-olds are a bit scary. So it's not for me at the moment."

Interior designer and presenter Linda has found fame since she landed her role on Changing Rooms in 1996, and she admitted she feels "incredibly lucky" to have been chosen for the show, which she stayed on for six years.

"It became a show everyone watched and talked about and it pushed me right to the front of my chosen field, which was amazing," she said. "At the end of the day, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. It was like having a golden ticket and I really took advantage of it. I was determined to make it last."

:: Linda has teamed up with Fanta to create a Fun Pack of craft ideas for mums to enjoy making themselves or with their teenage children. Download the pack at www.fanta.co.uk/funpack.

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