Andrea McLean was dropped from ALL her brand deals after announcing her Loose Women departure

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Andrea McLean has revealed she was dropped from all her model endorsement offers on the very day she introduced her Unfastened Ladies departure final yr.

The TV persona, 52, admitted the shock transfer felt like a monetary ‘punch within the abdomen’ and compelled her to reside off her financial savings for the subsequent eight months.

Vowing to by no means return in her former function on the daytime present, she had featured as a member of the panel for 13 years however insisted she’s proud for ‘leaving with grace’. 

‘It was financially like a punch within the abdomen!’ Andrea McLean has revealed she was dropped from all her model endorsement offers after her Unfastened Ladies departure final yr

Talking on the Safe The Insecure With Johnny Seifert podcast, the journalist mentioned she had relied on her side-hustle as her household’s important breadwinner whereas engaged on her memoir and mindset membership app, each titled This Lady Is On Fireplace.

She confessed: ‘Once I made the announcement I used to be leaving TV to comply with my coronary heart and goals, go all in on This Lady Is On Fireplace, clearly we put a whole lot of planning into this second as a result of clearly it’s an enormous soar.

‘I used to be the breadwinner and this was the job that was paying the payments however everybody in TV does jobs as effectively.

The presenter revealed that she and husband Nick Feeney mentioned in depth the logistics of her big profession change. 

Bawling: The TV personality, 52, admitted the shock move felt like a financial 'punch in the stomach' and forced her to live off her savings for the next eight months (pictured in 2020)

Bawling: The TV persona, 52, admitted the shock transfer felt like a monetary ‘punch within the abdomen’ and compelled her to reside off her financial savings for the subsequent eight months (pictured in 2020)

She mentioned: ‘I had sufficient company work lined up that was going to maintain the funds coming in earlier than I wrote This Lady’s On Fireplace and get traction so it was a calculated choice.

‘On the day that I introduced I used to be leaving, each model dropped me… so I went from, “OK I knew I had this sum of money coming in and this a lot work that can see me by means of to the subsequent six to eight months,” it disappeared in a single day.

‘That’s how large a deal transferring away from TV is. It was financially like a punch within the abdomen, my security web was gone. I used to be like, “Oh my god I solely have my financial savings. I cant flip again and alter my thoughts. I’ve no over earnings.”

‘No one cares about you, they care about what you characterize and I had simply stepped away from a excessive profile job.’ 

Moving on: Vowing to never return in her former role on the daytime show, she had featured as a member of the panel for 13 years but insisted she's proud for 'leaving with grace' (pictured in 2017)

Transferring on: Vowing to by no means return in her former function on the daytime present, she had featured as a member of the panel for 13 years however insisted she’s proud for ‘leaving with grace’ (pictured in 2017)

‘I simply thought, “I am pleased with that as a result of these manufacturers do not worth me or my price however what I’m about to do is far more highly effective than me engaged on a TV present.”

‘These manufacturers, and I wont say who they had been, had been all about elevating ladies up, making us really feel good, however truly they didn’t care about that, solely my profile.

‘I passionately care about making individuals really feel good, I realised they’d missed out and it took a whole lot of balls to see it that means whereas my financial institution stability was going in a single route, and it was happening.’

When requested a few doable return to her former day job, she mentioned: ‘For me, it could be no however not in a, “Oh my god no,” kind of means

Couple: The presenter revealed that she and husband Nick Feeney discussed in depth the logistics of her huge career change (pictured in 2019)

Couple: The presenter revealed that she and husband Nick Feeney mentioned in depth the logistics of her big profession change (pictured in 2019)

‘However simply as in 100% I am going to go on it and chat about stuff, sure completely, however to not work on it now as a result of I actually love a lot what I am doing now

‘That was then and it ended properly. Not many individuals can stroll away from a profession they’ve had for so long as I’ve had and simply do it with grace.

‘The door is all the time open to me, I recognize that however sure it’ll go on undoubtedly as a visitor and chat about issues 100% however to not work as a result of I’m doing an excessive amount of.’

When she introduced her plans to go away Unfastened Ladies in November 2020, Andrea broke down in tears and likewise detailed how her departure was additionally linked to her nervous breakdown.

Andrea defined: ‘Like so many individuals this has been a time to massively mirror and assume again. So many individuals have been speaking about how they can not wait for all times to get again to regular. I, like many individuals, did that and thought, ‘Do I would like my life to return to the conventional that it was earlier than?’

She advised viewers: ‘Final yr I had a nervous breakdown and this yr the world has had a breakdown. This yr I have been actually mentally robust to take care of the whole lot the pandemic has thrown at us.

‘You get one life, are you residing it the way in which you need? Are you being courageous? Are you doing the factor you need?’

Changing into emotional, Andrea added: ‘I did not assume I used to be going to cry. I’ve advised you women simply earlier than we got here on air. I’ll be leaving Unfastened Ladies as a result of I wish to be courageous…

‘All of the unbelievable suggestions that I had from my e-book and the help I used to be in a position to give them, I wish to deliver it to life. It was a extremely, actually large choice to leap and see if I fall or if I fly. And I simply thought, I’ll by no means know except I attempt, so I’m saying goodbye to Unfastened Ladies.’

Busy bee: The journalist said she had relied on her side-hustle as her family's main breadwinner while working on her memoir and mindset membership app, This Girl Is On Fire

Busy bee: The journalist mentioned she had relied on her side-hustle as her household’s important breadwinner whereas engaged on her memoir and mindset membership app, This Lady Is On Fireplace

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