Andrea McLean 'struggled emotionally' on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins
19 April 2019 - 9:00 AM

Andrea McLean 'struggled emotionally' on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

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Andrea Mclean "struggled emotionally" when she took part in "Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins".

The "Loose Women" panellist - who has previously opened up about battling anxiety - broke down in tears on the show when she relived a terrifying memory from her past that she refuses to speak about, and the star admitted she is now considering therapy to get over her past trauma.

She said: "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.

"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."

"Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins for Stand Up to Cancer" 2019 puts 12 stars on gruelling seven-day slog which is led by chief instructor and former soldier Ant Middleton.

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She told Closer magazine: "I'm 50 this year, and I've decided I'm now going to say yes to everything. Anything I think is a bit uncomfortable, challenges me or pushes me out of my comfort zone, I'm going to sign up to do. I'm doing a 10k run in my underwear for charity this month, which is bonkers, but exactly the kind of thing I should be saying yes to.

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