'Why not?' Loose Women star Andrea McLean opens up on 'random' career move

Andrea McLean, 49, is best known for hosting ITV’s topical panel show Loose Women. She began her career as a journalist and later joined GMTV as a weather presenter. The mother-of-two has been heading up the Loose Women panel since 2008. During her appearance on James Martin’s Saturday Morning, Andrea looked back over the course of her professional life.

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When the TV chef, 47, asked how she originally got into journalism, Andrea explained: “Journalism is all about telling a story.

“For me, I’ve always been interested in telling people’s stories.

“It was aways features journalism that I was interested in, not necessarily news journalism,” she continued.

“I started a really rubbish magazine at school to try and get into it that way.

“I did history and politics for my degree, thinking that would be a way in, and then needed a year travelling to kind of balance all that out,” the Loose Women favourite laughed, adding: “And then I started my career as a travel writer.”

However, Andrea went on to speak about a rather bizarre detour her

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