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Andrea McLean

  • Scottish celebrity
  • Born October 5, 1969

Andrea Jean McLean (born 5 October 1969) is a Scottish journalist and television presenter who works on ITV Daytime. McLean was a weather presenter for GMTV between 1997 and 2008, and is a co-presenter on ITV's daytime chat show Loose Women.


People think I'm Snow White... the most boring person in the world!




The only time I've ever taken out a loan is for the building work I had done at our house and I did that by extending the mortgage.




I'm not an interior designer - I'm a normal working mum who wants her house to look good and doesn't need a man to do it for her.




We make a mess of things sometimes but that doesn't make you bad - it makes you human.




I do most of my shopping over the Internet because as a busy working mum I can do the supermarket shop when the kids have gone to bed.




Eating at home is fine, as I can easily work around the foods that don't agree with me and still eat heartily with the rest of my family. I don't force them to follow my diet.




I used to think everything had to be perfect, but now I know perfection doesn't exist - life comes with bumps and grazes.




I very rarely use a credit card, but I do if I know I have big bills coming and I need to stagger payment.




I grew up on a sugar plantation in Trinidad, on an expat estate, and that meant I had no idea about money until a lot later than most children.




Peppers, garlic, hazelnuts and brazil nuts make my mouth, tongue and eyes swell and itch within minutes of eating them.




The truth is I was nicely brought up and taught not to show my rage even though it was building up inside.




I've always been interested in DIY and home renovation - even from my first student flat. I've always left places better than when I moved in.




I find DIY really therapeutic. I lose myself in it, because you can concentrate on the task and not think about all the other stuff going on in your life.



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