The 56-year-old is filming a new marriage makeover BBC series, You're Not The Man I Married. She has a son, Calum (27), from her marriage to the late George Best. Currently living in Henley on Thames, she also has a ranch in Montana. She has a partner
Do you get eight hours sleep a night?
I like nine. Sleep is the most important thing for you, especially for women in my age-group. I'm a very light sleeper, but I still manage to fall asleep very easily.
Early bird or night owl?
Early bird. I normally wake up around 7.30am. I had one year out of my whole life when I was a night owl — that was 26 years ago when I was 30. I was out partying a lot. I was going through emotional stress and it was the thing to do at the time.
Do you have a high pain threshold?
Yes, anyone that has given birth has a high pain threshold. Anyone that has given birth naturally, I should say! I broke my wrist — that was murderous — at a spa in London about a year ago. I slipped on a marble floor and leaned on my hand and heard it crack. The bone was sticking out at a funny angle. I felt very nauseous and was in unbelievable pain.
When was your immune system at its best?
I've never been sick. Throughout my entire life I've always been in good health.
Have you ever experienced depression?
No, I don't have bad days. I'm very blessed that way — there are too many good things to do. I'll go and play tennis or go horse-riding. I think you only have bad days if you want to (have them).
Old wives’ tales or as the doctor ordered?
Old wives’ tales. I don't do anything the doctor tells me to do. We have to understand what it was like before chemicals were introduced. People had to use what nature provided them with.
I'm interested in homeopathy and would always opt for natural treatments rather than put anything containing chemicals into my body. Too many people rely on them to fix what is wrong in their life. The only way you can do that is to make yourself happy.
When did you last visit the doctor?
I prefer to go to a homeopath. I go to the doctor for a diagnosis, but then go to homeopaths to get a natural cure. I love doctors, but we gave our power away to them in the early 1970s and we never got it back.
People used to remedy themselves more and now they don't trust their own bodies. They go to the doctors if they sneeze.
Last time you were feeling under the weather — what did you do?
I don't remember feeling under the weather. If I did, I would just stay in bed and rest and if I'm feeling tired I do the same. In the last five years, I can't remember being sick.
Do you calorie count?
No, I don't believe in diets. It's simple — if you don't want to get fat don't eat so much. People should pay more attention to what they eat.
We know that by eating certain things, they will make us fat so why do it? If you don't want to be fat, get off your arse and do some exercise. Eat as nature intended — not out of a package!
Do you eat your 5 a day?
Absolutely and more. I make a vegetable soup and I put in fennel, spinach, celery, onions and cabbage. They are all good sources of phyto-oestrogens, a naturally occurring form of the female hormone oestrogen. They reduce the risk of cancer and help women during the menopause.
Do you take any supplements?
I take 30 a day and have been doing so since I was 22. When I worked as a personal trainer I was on the road with Cher I used to count out my daily tablets, put them in separate bags and seal them myself.
My body has different needs now, at the age of 56, than it did when I was 22 or 32. I take supplements for my bones, skin, and to help with the menopause. I take vitamin D, as without it calcium won't work, vitamin B complex for my nervous system and flaxseed oils to keep me regular.
Do you exercise?
Every single day. It's the key to anti-ageing; it keeps your brain happy because the serotonin levels are raised. I love horse-riding, tennis, ballet and weights. I love everything.
Do you believe in the mid-life crisis?
No, people have a crisis in their life because they allow it to become one. It's because they're fed up or bored. I do believe in empty nest syndrome. I miss my boy like crazy. When he first left home, I got a horse called Pablo to keep me occupied.
Organic or ready meals?
Organic. I couldn't eat a ready meal. I like to think that what I'm eating is building me up. It doesn't matter how much money you have — if you're sick in bed at home, what good is the money? I like my Yorkshire tea (black) and I mix it with green tea. I also love ginseng tea and good mood tea.
Is sex vital to overall wellbeing?
No, it's over-rated. It's a pain in the arse. They (advertisers) use sex to sell everything nowadays — toothpaste, washing up powder ... I see little girls dressing like mini-Barbies. Then, when they get to the age of 16 they wonder why men keep trying to jump them. It's so sad. It's put me right off it.
Best advice ever received?
I don't have a favourite piece, but I can give you some. Make yourself happy first. You have to make yourself happy and then everything else will fall into place.
Women get to a point in their lives, say at 50, when they look back and wonder what happened. They gave their lives to their kids, their husband, their home, their pets. You need to do something for yourself with your life. Don't sacrifice to your husband, kids, dog or home.
The happier you are, the better a mum and wife you're going to be and the happier your home is going to be. Make yourself a priority.
Have you ever donated blood?
No, I haven't but I'm very happy that other people do.
That's a shortcoming in my life. I needed some when I broke my wrist and I was glad that the blood was available because of other people's donations.
The Organ Debate — would you?
Absolutely. Do you think that I want to look after these wonderful organs all my life, not to let someone else benefit from them? I’ve had an organ donor card for about 15 or 20 years.
Hair of the dog?
I haven't had a hangover in 25 years. I really don't know. I would feel so guilty that I would stay in bed all day. I wouldn't tell anyone. I think it's disgusting. Why would I want to poison myself like that? We have no moral conscience left anymore. Everyone seems to think it's a great joke to get drunk and fall over. A hangover is a waste of a good day.
Desert island must have?
A dog. I live in Henley on Thames and I have a ranch in Montana and divide myself between the two. I have two dogs over here with me — they are rescue dogs. In Montana, I have 11 dogs, three horses, one donkey, one iguana, one parrot, two bearded dragons, two turtles, a dozen bunnies, some ducks and some wild deer.