Wing walking on a bi-plane, reverse bungee-ing over the Thames (yes it’s a thing…) and spinning on a hoop suspended 20 feet in the air – these are just a few of the things Andrea has done on live TV in her 22-year career as a television presenter. From relative safety of the studio, she has also interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Oprah Winfrey, Drew Barrymore, Will Smith, Dustin Hoffman and Amy Schumer. Working alongside stellar guest panellists such as Goldie Hawn and Eva Longoria, Andrea has hosted ITV’s multi award-winning live Daytime chat show Loose Women for 11 years, bringing her warmth, humour and journalistic skill to the small screen every lunch time.
Andrea spent more than a decade with the multi award-winning breakfast show GMTV, starting as a weather presenter, before utilising her Honours Degree in History, Politics and International Relations, and her Post Grad in Journalism to become part of their core team of hosts, covering live events and co-hosting the flagship show with regulars Eamonn Holmes and Ben Shephard, and standing in for Lorraine Kelly.
Andrea previously co-hosted the original Dancing On Ice Extra, the live daily spin-off show to ITV’s Prime-Time entertainment show Dancing On Ice, interviewing celebrities and their skating partners through the week, and after the weekend show.
As co-host on the live daily current affairs programme 3@Three on ITV, Andrea interviewed guests on subjects as diverse as drug abuse, religion in prisons and the flagging libido of middle-aged women in Britain.
Andrea fronted UKTVStyle’s Our House, overseeing the complete renovation of a challenging building project, interviewing and encouraging the team of experts from ‘sorry start to fabulous finish’.
Andrea was one of the team of presenters on 5’s Espresso, a live, daily morning debate show, covering news stories from around the UK in her trademark witty and informed style.
This girl Is On Fire was created by journalist and TV presenter Andrea McLean, originally as a place for women going through the menopause to share stories and advice – hence the name. The idea for the site came about after writing Andrea’s book 'Confessions of a Menopausal Woman', when thousands of women contacted Andrea wanting to share their stories. Andrea wanted to keep that conversation going after the book was published, and a website seemed the most natural way to do that. It quickly became clear however, that it wasn’t just women experiencing the menopause who wanted to get involved, it was all women, who needed somewhere to talk about their experiences, and learn about others, in a place where all kinds of women could share their knowledge. Think of it as a kitchen table where no subject is off limits, where stories and information is passed around, and you can have a roaring laugh and a good old cry with your closest mates.
Andrea's second self-written best-seller Confessions Of A Menopausal Woman: Everything you want to know but are too afraid to ask… was released in June 2018, following requests from thousands of women who contacted her to ask about her experience of this hugely personal, and still largely taboo subject.
This is the book that Andrea wished for as she found herself in uncharted territory, grappling with the physical aftershock of a hysterectomy and the psychological fallout of a difficult menopause. Typically candid, and including tips and tricks on diet, exercise and even your sex life, in Confessions of a Menopausal Woman Andrea brings her trademark humour and honesty to a very hot topic.
Confessions Of A Menopausal Woman: Everything you want to know but are too afraid to ask… is available to buy HERE.
Andrea's self-written autobiography Confessions Of A Good Girl spent two weeks at Number 1 on the Sunday Times Best Seller list.
From GMTV weathergirl to Loose Women anchor, Andrea McLean has become one of our most-loved TV presenters. But for years her famous smile has been concealing some devastating secrets. With heartbreaking honesty she opens up about the end of her first marriage and how, on the edge of a breakdown, she found herself juggling her demanding career with raising her son alone. When her second marriage also fell apart - in the glare of the media spotlight - it seemed her life had really hit rock bottom.
In her fully updated autobiography, Andrea writes movingly about her joys and sorrows, and about coming to terms with being a single mum again. She describes how she learns that messing up doesn't mean you're wicked - just human. And she takes us behind the scenes at GMTV, Dancing on Ice and Loose Women to reveal that television can be a treacherous place for a good girl!
Andrea started her career as a freelance travel writer, then became a features journalist and editor at Central Press Featuresbased in London. Since then Andrea has gone on to write for Red, Best, Scottish Woman, The Mirror and numerous weekly women’s magazines.
PR & Corporate
Through her career, Andrea has worked closely with many fashion, beauty, health, lifestyle and fitness brands, adding value to each one. Andrea also understands how to utilise her impressive social media following to help bring additional value with high levels of engagement.
Andrea is always in high demand whether it’s hosting an awards event in front of hundreds of over-excited nominees, or raising a laugh at an intimate lunch, Andrea is the go-to presenter for brands and event managers wanting an experienced host to control a room with warmth, humour and nerves of steel.
With 22 years of experience in this field, Andrea brings intelligence and professionalism to every job booked, ensuring everyone involved, from client to crowd, is happy.
Andrea is Patron of a charity close to her heart - Back On Track - which gives injured service men and women the chance to build a normal life and enjoy challenging sports such as racing.
Andrea is also a long-term supporter of the charity Breast Cancer Care, and has helped raise over a hundred thousand pounds to help them continue their important work.
Last year Andrea obtained her Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge Award by completing a half marathon two months after undergoing a full hysterectomy. This was to raise money for the DofE but was also a personal challenge, to get her back on her feet again - literally!