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Wow! Andrea McLean looks totally different in old school photo with a perm

The Loose Women host shared the throwback snap on Instagram

Sophie Hamilton

Ooh, we love a good celebrity throwback photo and this one of Loose Women host Andrea McLean is a real goodie. The 50-year-old TV star shared her old school photo back in 2018 to help promote anti-bullying charity, Back2School, and Andrea looks almost unrecognisable in the photo sporting an 80s perm and bushy eyebrows.

One fan commented on the photo: "Great perm!" while another said: "You remind me for Baby from Dirty Dancing!" A third even added: "You look younger now!"

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In the caption, mother-of-two Andrea offered some advice to school pupils going through a hard time. She said: "My #Back2School advice is to find someone to talk to and tell them what’s happening to you. Don’t suffer in silence."

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Andrea's old school photo

The TV personality has since ditched her perm for her trademark bouncy blow-dry, which she has managed to keep looking fabulous during the coronavirus lockdown. Like many women, Andrea dyed her hair at home, opting for a rich brunette shade to give her a fresh look.

We did have a giggle when the mum-of-two posted a video on her Instagram page showing her husband Nick Feeney dying her hair – now that's trust! Andrea wrote: "So... hands up how many women would let their husband ‘have a go’ at dyeing their hair...?"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The whole family got involved in lockdown haircuts, helping each other out with cut and colour. Andrea's son Finlay opted for a bright red shade, while Amy went for blonde tips to reveal an ombre effect. Nick, meanwhile, had blonde tints added to his hair.

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We all know Andrea as an outgoing bubbly character, however, the star has previously admitted that her confidence actually involves a bit of acting.

Talking to HELLO!, she said: "I've always been an anxious person and I've always struggled with confidence and putting myself out there, which seems completely ridiculous because why am I working in live TV? For me, when I am working on TV, I take on another character."