Loose Women's Andrea McLean runs London 10k race in her underwear for body confidence campaign
The 49-year-old 'Loose Women' presenter was joined by 700 women in a pants-and-bra run at the Vitality London 10k race on Sunday
Andrea McLean is going far and beyond to spread the message of body positivity.
The 'Loose Women' star joined a group of women running the Vitality London 10k race in their underwear as part of a body confidence campaign on Sunday.
The 49-year-old looked incredible as she completed the race wearing a matching black bra and pants with some glitter adorning her face.
McLean was joined by Giovanna Fletcher, model Shareefa J, and marathon regular Anna Harding, as part of the Celebrate You team.
According to reports, nearly 700 joined the team and they were greeted by Olympics ace Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill at the finish line.
Posting a picture of herself with the sports star on Instagram, McLean wrote: "When you bump into an Olympic legend after running 10k in your pants to promote body confidence... Thank you @jessicaennishill for saying hello to a sweaty pushing-50-year-old woman, you’re amazing."
McLean also took to social media to justify her bizarre choice of outfit ahead of the race and wrote: "I want to represent women who are turning 50, who’ve had a hysterectomy or hit menopause. It’s about reminding people that the body is just the outer skin, and it’s what’s underneath—the soul, the heart, the brain that are important."
"I turn 50 this year and I will not go quietly into the night and say, 'oh I'm an old lady now.' I want to push myself to see what I can do, and I want to help other women push their boundaries, wherever they are, to help them feel amazing. I want to be a cheerleader to other women so we can all feel great,” she added.
The charitable race comes shortly after the mother-of-two impressed viewers with her sting on 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins'.
The television personality also recently revealed that she is resorting to using cannabis oil to combat symptoms of the menopause.
In an interview with the Mirror, she said: "It has massively taken the edge off things with the flushes and it has made me less anxious because anxiety is still a key thing for me. Unless you have experienced it like I have, where it feels like there is a tiger in the room, then no one really understands what it is like. It is awful."
She continued, "Before I started taking CBD oil, my doctor recommended taking propranolol and it did change my life within a week. I am on the lowest dose and it has literally made me feel like a different person. It is not an anti-depressant but what I no longer feel is that sensation of being on high alert.”
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