Andrea McLean overwhelmed with emotion as she tearfully says goodbye to Loose Women in final show

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Andrea McLean broke down in tears as she hosted her final episode of Loose Women before leaving the show on Wednesday 16 December.

Loose Women star Andrea, 51, recently announced she would be leaving the ITV daytime talkshow after 13 years as the coronavirus changed her perspective on life.

After she was surprised by her fellow panelist Brenda Edwards to sing a song, Andrea became overwhelmed with emotion.

Fighting back tears, Andrea, who suffered a secret breakdown last year, said: “Can I just say, being on Loose Women is like a real life soap opera.

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“It really, really is. There’s highs, there’s lows, there’s drama, there’s everything else and I’m like the landlady of the Rovers Return.

“I’m just handing over my bar but I’ll be back for my chardonnay, that’s all I’m saying.”

As Andrea giggled she became tearful before saying: “Oh ladies, that’s it from me. Bye!”

Throughout her final show, where Coleen Nolan revealed Andrea was the “longest-serving Loose Woman in the show's history” after 1,409 episodes, Andrea was treated to many surprises including the performance from Brenda Edwards, a special Loose Women cake and gifts.

Andrea was also surprised with video messages from celebrity friends throughout the show including Piers Morgan, Lorraine Kelly, Holly Willoughby and Joey Essex, who took pie in the face as a good-bye to the presenter.

Andrea, who recently opened up on having marriage counselling with husband Nick, will surely be missed as Loose Women fans took to Twitter to wish her well.

One wrote: “That was an emotional show @loosewomen won't be the same without you,wishing you all the luck in whatever you have planned next @andrea_mclean xx”.

While another added: “I am gutted that it’s your last @loosewomen today but you have been amazing during your 13 years on the show and I’m really going to miss you hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and I’m wishing you all the very best for 2021 xxx”.

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And a third said: “The world is a more beautiful place because of you. Good luck and hope to see you back on our tv soon x”.

Andrea announced her decision to leave Loose Women after 13 years on the show last month.

The TV personality cried as she said: “It was a really really big decision to jump to see if I fall or if I fly.

“And I just thought, 'I will never know unless I try'. So, I'm saying goodbye to Loose Women.”

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