Andrea McLean is a Scottish journalist who works on ITV. McLean was a weather presenter for GMTV between 1997 and 2008, and is a co-presenter on ITV’s daytime chat show Loose Women. McLean started her career in 1993 as a freelance travel writer. She joined Central Press Features in May 1994 and was promoted to Production Editor in 1995. In June 1996, McLean joined The Weather Channel, and worked as a weather reporter for Talk Radio. In 1997, she worked on Channel 5‘s daily talk show Espresso as one of the programme’s panellists.
In June 1997, McLean joined GMTV as a weather presenter. She co-hosted GMTV Today with Ben Shephard and Eamonn Holmes, and hosted LK Today in Lorraine Kelly’s absence. Her bubbly personality and journalistic training brought her to the attention of various producers, resulting in her presenting shows such as the first series of Our House for UKTV Style, and as a guest panellist on Loose Women for ITV. After announcing her decision to leave in November 2008, McLean was replaced as GMTV weather presenter by the BBC‘s Kirsty McCabe. McLean presented her final broadcast on 31 December 2008, with a special tribute of her career at GMTV.
In January 2006, McLean took part in ITV‘s ice-skating competition Dancing on Ice. She partnered with professional skater Doug Webster and was eliminated in the third week. McLean and fellow ex-contestant Andi Petersthen presented the weekday fan show Dancing on Ice Extra for the remainder of the show’s run.
In 2011, Thornton was replaced by Carol Vorderman. In 2013, Kaye Adams became an anchor and Ruth Langsford returned to the programme in January 2014. In July 2014, Vorderman announced her departure from Loose Women. McLean now co-anchors Loose Women 2 or 3 days a week. Langsford and Christine Lampard are the other anchors.
In August 2010, McLean appeared as one of the panellists on ITV‘s afternoon debate show 3 @Three. In 2011, McLean played the role of Dr. Audrey Grey in the British drama film A Landscape of Lies.
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