Andrea McLean talks feeling 'embarrassed' in candid post as she details personal struggle

She said: “The reason I didn’t do it was I was in a hotel room and I couldn’t get the windows open.”

“And there are days now where when it’s a beautiful sunny day and I’m walking the dog or my daughter looks at me and says something funny, and inside I say a little prayer and I say thank you God for not letting those windows open.”

Andrea, who is married to third husband Nick Feeney, and is mum to Finlay, 18, and Amy, 13, continued: “There’s shame, there’s guilt for even having got to that point.

“But I feel that at moment something else was in control and I was meant to still see beautiful days.”

Andrea’s book This Girl Is On Fire is published on September 29.

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