Loose Women's Andrea McLean reveals she is considering therapy after Celebrity SAS experience

Stephanie Chase
Photo credit: Pete Dadds - Channel 4

From Digital Spy

Loose Women's Andrea McLean has revealed that her experience taking part in Channel 4's celebrity edition of SAS: Who Dares Wins has made her consider therapy.

The presenter said she broke down during the show as "it brought back dark times", and she's now thinking about seeking help to address issues in her past.

Andrea told Metro: "While taking part in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, I struggled emotionally when [lead instructor] Ant Middleton shouted at me as it brought back dark times. Memories I thought I'd pushed so far down into my head that they weren't there anymore.

Photo credit: Pete Dadds - Channel 4

"But I realised that putting memories into a box and thinking 'I'm not going to look at that anymore' doesn't mean they're gone. I've realised I've got to confront them and address a few things.

"I haven't decided what the best course of action is yet, but possibly therapy. I don't want to break down again like I did on there."

Andrea has previously said that, despite how tough filming was, she has no regrets about taking part.

"I'm so glad that I did it. I mean, it was awful," she said. "You'll see. It's a ridiculous programme. But I'm really glad that I did it."

The show will also see Made in Chelsea's Sam Thompson, Love Island's Camilla Thurlow, I'm a Celebrity's Wayne Bridge and Mamma Mia!'s Jeremy Irvine try to endure Ant Middleton's bootcamp in order to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer.

We would encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins for Stand up to Cancer will be airing on Channel 4

on Sunday 21 April at 9pm. To make a donation to Stand Up to Cancer, please click here.


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