Andrea McLean, 49, spilled all the details when she appeared on Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show to discuss the menopause and the impact on her health before she addressed her seemingly chaotic morning. The Loose Women favourite admitted she had left her purse at home during her trip to the BBC studios and someone offered to buy her a coffee. Andrea explained: “I jumped in a cab to get here this morning and I like to be early so I got here early, and I thought, I’ll nip into a coffee shop nearby. I ordered my coffee and then realised – panic face – I left my purse at home.”
She continued: “So I was trying to explain to the woman, ‘I need to cancel it [the order], I’m so sorry,’” before adding: “The man behind me in the queue said, ‘I’ll get it don’t worry.’”
The BBC Radio 2 presenter, 48, could not help but chuckle as the ITV star admitted such a kind gesture had never happened to her before.
“I’ve never had that happen in my life,” Andrea gushed.
“And I was looking at him thinking, ‘Well you look really normal, please don’t be sleazy. You know I don’t want anything from you,’” she finished.
Before Zoe interjected: “Just the coffee please.”
The small-screen star later admitted she had to borrow money from someone in order to pay for her tube ticket to get to her daytime ITV show.
Andrea relayed: “So he bought me a cup of coffee. Then I’m here and I’ve had to borrow £20 off someone to get a tube ticket to get to Loose Women. Then I’m running around for the rest of the day.”
The TV presenter told The Mirror the oil has ”massively taken the edge off things” with regards to her hot flushes.
She said: “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. 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.”
The NHS website says: “Medical cannabis and oils is also a broad term for any sort of cannabis-based medicine used to relieve symptoms.”
The presenter has been very open with her struggles with managing anxiety and how meditation has been helpful in calming her symptoms.
Taking to Twitter, she wrote in view of her 244,000 followers: “I have used it for years, and it works for me.
“It calms me down, stops me feeling like my head is filled with thoughts, buzzing round like bees, all bumping into the sides and stressing me out. #breathe #watchyourhead #calm.”
Loose Women airs weekdays from 12.30am on ITV and The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show airs weekdays on BBC Radio 2 from 6.30am.