Andrea McLean has announced that she will be rowing alongside Olympians for Sports Relief, and her Loose Women co-stars are thrilled for her! Andrea announced the news on Instagram on Wednesday, revealing that the race will air on TV on 13 March and that she is "so excited".
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Andrea's full post read: "So excited to be able to tell you I am part of the Clash of the Channels Sport Relief race for #SportRelief! I’ve tried some pretty crazy things in my life but rowing alongside Olympians is one I never thought I’d tick off the list. What an amazing bunch of people to do this with; I’m honoured to be part of it, and for such a great cause. Find out who wins on Friday 13th March and wish me luck!"
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The doting mum's Loose Women family were quick to congratulate her on the exciting news. Saira Khan wrote: "You will be great," while Ruth Langsford added: "Yes girl!" Many of Andrea's fans also offered words of support, with one commenting: "Good luck I'm sure you will be awesome," and another sweetly replying: "Go Andrea! Best of luck."
The exciting news comes at the end of a difficult month for the television star. Earlier in February, the mother-of-two revealed that she had been battling a severe bout of depression, telling actress Mika Simmon on her podcast: "Depression and anxiety is a huge part of going through the menopause because of all the hormonal changes. It's something – suffer is such a horrible word because people are suffering much more worse things than I am – but I've just come through a really prolonged, difficult spell."
Andrea continued: "Not that you would ever know it because I showed up every day at work, and I smiled, and did my thing, but at home it was a very, very different story. I was in a very dark place. And for me, meditating made a huge difference. A massive difference, because it forces you to focus on the here and now."
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