27 Facts About Andrea McLean


Andrea Jean McLean was born on 5 October 1969 and is a Scottish journalist and television presenter who worked on ITV Daytime.


Andrea McLean was a weather presenter for GMTV from 1997 to 2008, and a co-presenter on ITV's daytime chat show Loose Women from 2007 to 2020.


Andrea McLean is of Russian Jewish descent on her father's side who fled from Russia to Scotland to avoid persecution.


Andrea McLean has stated she has always known about her Jewish heritage but her family are not religiously Jewish anymore.


Andrea McLean studied for her BA Hons in Modern Studies at Coventry University, and later gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Periodical Journalism.


Andrea McLean then took a gap year in Cairns, Australia.


Andrea McLean started her career in 1993 as a freelance travel writer.


Andrea McLean joined Central Press Features in May 1994 and was promoted to Production Editor in 1995.


In June 1996, Andrea McLean joined The Weather Channel, and worked as a weather reporter for Talk Radio.


In June 1997, Andrea McLean joined GMTV as a weather presenter.


Andrea McLean co-hosted GMTV Today with Ben Shephard and Eamonn Holmes, and hosted LK Today in Lorraine Kelly's absence.


Andrea McLean presented her final broadcast on 31 December 2008, with a special tribute of her career at GMTV.


In January 2006, Andrea McLean took part in ITV's ice-skating competition Dancing on Ice.


Andrea McLean partnered with professional skater Doug Webster and was eliminated in the third week.


Andrea McLean filled in for Jackie Brambles on Loose Women when Brambles went on maternity leave.


In July 2008, it was announced that Andrea McLean would quit working on GMTV to focus on her role on Loose Women, to share the permanent host job with Brambles.


Andrea McLean continued to co-anchor Loose Women 2 or 3 days a week.


On 30 November 2020, Andrea McLean announced she was to leave the show after 13 years to pursue other endeavours.


In 2011, Andrea McLean played the role of Dr Audrey Grey in the British drama film A Landscape of Lies.


In June 2018, Andrea McLean launched her own website, This Girl Is On Fire with husband Nick Feeney.


Andrea McLean had a 17-year relationship, starting from their teenage years, with BBC producer Nick Green.


In 2004, it came to light that Andrea McLean had an affair with fellow Our House presenter Steve Toms, but had returned to her husband to try to resolve issues.


In January 2012, Andrea McLean announced that she had separated from Toms, having left their marital home in December 2011 with their children, following working on their failing marriage for a year, and was now living with her parents.


In January 2016, Andrea McLean announced that she was living with her new partner of two years, Nick Feeney, a businessman, whom she met on a blind date set up by Donna May Clitheroe, a Loose Women make-up artist.


On 3 August 2017, Andrea McLean announced on Loose women that Nick had proposed in Paris the week before and they were engaged.


On Loose Women on 21 September 2016, Andrea McLean stated she would be undergoing a hysterectomy on 22 September 2016 and that she would be away from the show for a number of weeks whilst she recovered.


On 11 December 2013, Andrea McLean did a reverse bungee jump live on Loose Women for Text Santa.