Andrea McLean is one of the primary anchors on the award-winning ITV lunchtime talk show Loose Women.
Before she joined the show in 2007, Andrea was best-known as one of the core team of presenters on the ITV breakfast programme GMTV. Andrea left the show after 11 years to concentrate on Loose Women and is about her celebrate her 20th year with ITV.
Andrea co-hosted Dancing On Ice Extra with Andi Peters, and Three@3 for ITV Daytime, and hosted Our House for UKTVStyle.
Andrea has worked across many blue chip brands and events and is in demand as a corporate host.
Andrea graduated with a BA Hons in Modern Studies (History, Politics and International Relations) at Coventry University, and went on to study Periodical Journalism before starting her career as a journalist in London.
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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!
Andrea's self-written autobiography Confessions Of A Good Girl spent two weeks at Number 1 on the Sunday Times Best Seller list.
Andrea started her career as a freelance travel writer, then became a writer/sub for Central Press Features based in London. Since then Andrea has gone onto write for Red, Best, Scottish Woman, The Mirror and numerous weekly women’s magazines and the online women’s magazine Standard Issue.
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! BUY HERE
Andrea spent four years as the weekly interior design columnist for TheMirror newspaper based on twenty years experience in personal home renovation.
Andrea built one home from scratch to her own design, working with experienced architects and builders, which she greatly enjoyed. She also hosted Our House for UKTVStyle, a home renovation TV programme showing how to get the most from your home through building work and interior design.
Andrea recently returned to college to study Garden Design, to make the most of her home improvement skills.