At present marked Andrea McLean’s remaining day on Unfastened Girls (Image: ITV/REX)
After 13 years on Unfastened Girls – turning into the longest-serving panellist on the ITV programme – Andrea is stepping down from the panel.
Andrea, 51, introduced her decision to leave the series final month, saying that she wished to begin a enterprise that will ‘assist girls’ and stating: ‘I wish to be courageous. It was a very large determination to leap and see if I fall or fly.’
On Wednesday’s present, Coleen Nolan took over internet hosting duties from Andrea, who was showered with reward and messages of assist from her fellow panellists and different acquainted faces.
One of many first tributes got here from Good Morning Britain presenters Piers and Susanna, who hailed her as a ‘legend’.
‘Andrea. All the perfect as you allow the opposite Unfastened Girls as you think about the improbable work you’re doing, offering psychological well being assist for ladies,’ Susanna stated within the pre-recorded message.
‘Sure, after an incredible 13 years as a Unfastened Legend – I’ve been a free legend for much longer than that,’ Piers added.
‘20 years on daytime telly. You’ll be vastly missed Andrea, you’ve had an incredible run right here. And good for you, breaking out, for freedom. Good luck to you, for all of us from Good Morning Britain.’
Lorraine Kelly additionally paid homage to Andrea, saying in a video message: ‘Now we have recognized one another for many years, ever because you had been a climate broadcaster on GMTV all these years in the past.
‘You’ve shared your highs and your lows with the nation and also you’ve made us snigger and also you’ve made us cry.’
Unfastened Girls panellist Linda Robson tuned in over video chat to inform Andrea that she loves her ‘with all my coronary heart’, saying that they’ll have a ‘large celebration celebration’ after they can.
Coleen informed Andrea that she ‘can’t think about’ Unfastened Girls with out her.
‘You’re the fixed chair in my life that I can depend on. No matter showbiz folks say, we will probably be associates ceaselessly,’ she stated.
After watching a compilation of moments on Unfastened Girls through the years, Andrea started crying.
‘Okay you probably did it!’ she stated, as she wiped her tears away with a tissue.
To complete off the present, Brenda Edwards sang a rendition of My Lady by the Temptations, leaving Andrea confused.
‘Can I simply say, being on Unfastened Girls is sort of a real-life cleaning soap opera. It truly is. There’s highs, there’s lows, there’s drama, there’s every thing else,’ she stated.
‘Oh girls. That’s it from me. Bye bye.’
Unfastened Girls airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.