Andresia McLean broke down in tears as she hosted the last episode of Loose Woman.
She announced just a few weeks ago that she would leave the ITV talk show for good after changing her perspective on coronavirus lockdown life.
And today, she was overwhelmed to say goodbye to the program she has been running for the past 13 years.
When she hosted the show today with Colin Nolan, Janet Street-Porter and Judy Love, she broke down in tears as Andrea was shown her best bits.
From big laughs to tearful moments and huge A-list celebrity interviews, Andrea was emotionally drained as she watched the moments flash before her eyes.
But by the time Brenda Edwards came out to introduce My Girl, Andrea had really lost her.
He said: “All I can say is that living on a loose woman is like a real life soap opera.
“I’m just handing over my bar but I’ll be back for my Chardonnay.”
Colin introduced Andrea at the beginning of the show, saying she was “the longest serving loose woman” in the show’s history, after 1,409 episodes.
And she was presented with a special Loose Woman cake and some gifts.
Coming on stage, Andre said: “It’s really weird, it’s like coming to your wedding and funeral at the same time.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen today.”
Throughout the show, Andrea was shown monitored from her glittering ITV career and treated to messages from fellow stars including Pierce Morgan and Susanna Reid, Lauren Kelly, Ben Shepherd, Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, and Joy Essex.
Dennis Welch, Linda Robson, Stacey Solomon, Nadia Swalha, Ruth Langsford and many other loose women were also present at the show to bid farewell to Andrea.
Yesterday, Andre admitted that he might be torn when he said goodbye to the show.
She said: “About leaving on Wednesday? I’m kidding because I’m not trying to think of leaving.”
In a preview of today’s show, Ruth Langsford described a montage of Andrea’s best moments.
He said: “On tomorrow’s show we will bid farewell to the loose legend after 13 years, after more than 1,400 shows and unbearable memories.”
Ruth vowed to “send it to Andrea.”
Andrea has said she will spend her time setting up a membership service to help women struggling with issues surrounding mental health and confidence, a reason close to her heart.
The star is opening up about the breakdown he endured last year.
Talking about her decision to leave the show, she said: “Like many people, this is a time to reflect and think back. A lot of people are talking about how life can’t wait to come back. General.
“I, like many people, did that and thought, ‘Do I want my life back to normal?’
“Naturally I had a nervous breakdown last year and what I felt was that this year the world has collapsed en masse.
“My experience meant that this year I was really mentally strong enough to deal with everything that the epidemic threw at us, but it brought me to stop and think, ‘What do I really want?’
She went on to say: “You get one life, are you living the way you want it to? And doing everything you want to do? Are you brave? Are you taking chances? And I realized, No. “
Becoming emotional, he added: “Oh my God, I didn’t mean to cry, sorry.”
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