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Loose Women’s Andrea McLean reveals her incredible body after gruelling hysterectomy in new shoot for Fit & Well magazine

ANDREA McLean has revealed her incredible body after undergoing a gruelling hysterectomy in September 2016. The Loose Women panellist is back to peak fitness and looks amazing in a new shoot for Fit & Well magazine. Speaking about getting back to full health after the surgery, Andrea said: “I’d lost all my strength so I […]

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ANDREA McLean has revealed her incredible body after undergoing a gruelling hysterectomy in September 2016.

The Loose Women panellist is back to peak fitness and looks amazing in a new shoot for Fit & Well magazine.

Andrea McLean showed off her incredible figure after undergoing a gruelling hysterectomy last year
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Speaking about getting back to full health after the surgery, Andrea said: “I’d lost all my strength so I had to start very gently.

“I was lunging from one side of the room to the other, stopping, gasping for breath and hanging on to the wall.

“I took two months off exercise and found it frustrating and depressing – I hadn’t realised how important exercise was to me mentally.”

Once she got her strength back, Andrea started having regular personal training sessions alongside her fiance Nick Feeney.

After her surgery the Loose Women star had to build up her strength before getting back into the gym
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She said: “Slow, steady weight training worked best. I had to build up very gently after the op.

“But actually I think women of my age are fitter than younger women because we’re doing it sensibly.”

"You’re focusing on the inside and the bonus is that the outside looks good. I have cellulite, I have grabby bits, I have scars, but I think I’m in great shape.

"I’m two years away from 50 and I look fabulous for my age. I’m really proud of myself, which is a nice place to be."

Andrea said she has also become very mindful about what she eats.

"I’ve suffered with shingles-like viruses throughout my life, so I looked into what foods are good for your immune system, metabolism and menopause," she said.

The new issue of Fit & Well magazine is out now
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"A vegan diet had everything I wanted – I can digest it all properly, as I get irritable bowel when I’m stressed, and I’m intolerant to milk.

"But I’m not vegan. I’ll happily have a steak! I call myself vegan-ish!"


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Who is Aidan ‘JP’ Maguire actor Patrick Bergin in EastEnders, what movies has he starred in and who’s his wife?

PATRICK Bergin has enjoyed an acting career spanning 30 years and has starred alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names. But his latest role has taken him all the way to Walford, as he is the newest face to arrive on EastEnders– here’s what we know about him. Who is Patrick Bergin? Patrick Bergin, 66, is […]

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PATRICK Bergin has enjoyed an acting career spanning 30 years and has starred alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names.

But his latest role has taken him all the way to Walford, as he is the newest face to arrive on EastEnders– here’s what we know about him.

Patrick Bergin is an Irish actor
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Who is Patrick Bergin?

Patrick Bergin, 66, is an acclaimed Irish actor whose most notable role to date has been playing Julia Roberts’ menacing husband in 1991’s Sleeping with the Enemy.

The Hollywood star was born in Drimnagh, Dublin in 1951 .

He turned to acting after living and working in London as a teacher, builder, and as part of a theatre group which he himself founded.

What films has Patrick Bergin been in?

He’s enjoyed an impressive 30-year career to date, on both sides of the Atlantic, and has starred in a number of Hollywood films.

He made his name in Tinsel Town in the 90s, starring in the likes of Patriot games, Robin Hood, Highway to Hell, and Mountains Of The Moon.

The actor has starred alongside the likes of Harrison Ford, Sean Bean and Uma Thurman.

His turn as Martin Burney in Sleeping with the Enemy earned him a Saturn nomination for best actor in a supporting role.

Patrick is heading for EastEnders
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When will Patrick Bergin make his EastEnders debut?

Patrick will appear on-screen as Aidan JP Maguire, a prison friend of Phil Mitchell’s, on Monday November 27.

The villain makes a call at Phil’s house, before making himself known to a number of the Square’s residents.

When the news was announced earlier this year, Patrick said: “I am delighted to be joining EastEnders as I have watched and admired it since the days of Dirty Den.

“It is an iconic show that has the ability to shape the way people think, while also telling big explosive stories that keep the audience gripped.

“I am really looking forward to seeing what they have in store for Aidan as it’s bound to be dramatic.”

Patrick will appear on-screen as Aidan JP Maguire, a prison friend of Phil Mitchell’s, on Monday November 27
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Patrick will appear on-screen as Aidan JP Maguire, a prison friend of Phil Mitchell’s, on Monday November 27[/caption]

Is Patrick Bergin in a band?

Bergin fronts his own band called Patrick Bergin and the Spirit Merchants.

His song The Knacker found equal parts success and controversy when released.

After causing some offence with the song’s title, Bergin responded: “I was talking to another woman from the travelling community on the radio and we came to an understanding and she accepted that it was not intended that way, and proceeds will go to benefit travelling communities.”

 

 

 

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How old is Gloria Hunniford, who was her daughter Caron Keating, what TV shows has the Rip Off Britain host presented and who is her husband?

SHE regularly appears on our screens and Loose Women viewers will be familiar with her. But how old is Gloria Hunniford and who was her daughter Caron Keating? Here’s what you need to know. How old is Gloria Hunniford and who was her daughter Caron Keating? Gloria Hunniford was born in Portadown, Northern Ireland, on […]

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SHE regularly appears on our screens and Loose Women viewers will be familiar with her.

But how old is Gloria Hunniford and who was her daughter Caron Keating? Here’s what you need to know.

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The presenter lost her beloved daughter Caron Keating in April 2004 to breast cancer aged just 41[/caption]

How old is Gloria Hunniford and who was her daughter Caron Keating?

Gloria Hunniford was born in Portadown, Northern Ireland, on April 10, 1940, she is currently 77.

The presenter lost her beloved daughter Caron Keating in April 2004 to breast cancer aged just 41.

Speaking on Loose Women, Gloria said: “My Caron also lost her hair. I can hardly say this without weeping because she had beautiful long hair, and to see that being cut to get ready for it.

Her voice thick with tears, she added: “Her loss of hair…she would never let her little boys see her without the wig.”

Caron was a television presenter who joined the Blue Peter team in the 1980s.

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Gloria’s daughter Caron was a television presenter who joined the Blue Peter team in the 1980s[/caption]

She also appeared on several other shows including This Morning and co-hosted a show on BBC Radio 5.

Who is Gloria Hunniford’s husband and what TV shows has she presented?

Gloria is married to hairdresser Stephen Way.

The pair married in September 1998, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Rip Off Britain host Gloria has presented numerous shows over the years, including BBC’s Doorstep Crime 999, Loose Women, Home Away From Home and Food: Truth Or Scare.

She also had her own daily BBC Radio 2 show .

 

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Peter Andre reveals son Theo spent last Christmas in hospital after terrifying illness that left him struggling to breathe

PETER Andre has revealed how youngest son Theo spent his first festive period in hospital after he contracted bronchiolitis and was left struggling to breathe. The popstar, 44, and wife Emily, with whom he shares two children, has opened up on the “very scary time” which saw the tot rushed to the medical ward shortly […]

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PETER Andre has revealed how youngest son Theo spent his first festive period in hospital after he contracted bronchiolitis and was left struggling to breathe.

The popstar, 44, and wife Emily, with whom he shares two children, has opened up on the “very scary time” which saw the tot rushed to the medical ward shortly after being born.

Peter Andre has opened up on his sheer fear after son Theo, aged one, was hospitalised last year
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The parents are looking forward to a much happier, healthier Christmas with the one-year-old fighting fit and ready to celebrate with three-year-old sister Millie as well as Junior and Princess Price, Peter’s children with former glamour model Katie.

Yet Emily, who works as a doctor, candidly revealed she had only recently felt comfortable discussing his terrifying illness.

She told OK! Magazine: “He (Theo) was struggling a bit with his breathing so needed oxygen in hospital.

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What is Bronchiolitis?

Peter Andre has spoken candidly about his son Theo's battle with Bronchiolitis, but just what is it?

  • Bronchiolitis is a common infection of the lower respitratory tract which affects babies and toddlers under two years old
  • It is caused by a virus spread through tiny droplets of liquid from the coughs or sneezes of someone who is infected
  • It causes the lungs to be inflamed, and reduces the amount of air able to enter them
  • Most cases are mild and clear up within three weeks
  • Children with more severe cases, such as Theo, may need to recieve hospital treatment
  • The early symptoms are similar to a common cold and include a runny nose and cough
  • Fever, difficulty feeding and rapid or noisy breathing are also signs

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“It was tough for me to speak about at the time but now he’s a chubby cherub and is right as rain, I feel fine to talk about it.

After revealing Theo had spent time in an oxygen chamber as the Christmas build up ramped up around him, she added of this year’s celebrations: “I’m really looking forward to it as last year Theo was so miserable and he wasn’t well at all.”

The youngster’s ordeal saw his weight drop from 6lb 10oz to 5lb 7oz in just three days.

His battled his own road to recovery with the help of oxygen therapy, a regular method of recovery, with both parents gushing he is “great”.

Mum-of-two Emily said she only recently felt able to talk about Theo’s scary diagnosis
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The tot is back to ‘great’ health
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Meanwhile, Mysterious Girl singer Pete told how he was left unable to protect his little boy, instead forced to watch as he lay poorly in the ward.

He added how despite the fact Tho was being looked after by Emily’s mum, who works as a children’s doctor: “It was was a very scary time.

“We worried like crazy.”

Meanwhile Peter’s angst came shortly after he shared an adorable throwback snap of him and eldest son Junior as a baby.

Peter, 44, recently shared a throwback snap of eldest son Junior as a tot
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In the snap ahead of his 13th birthday, a newborn Junior can be seen clutching on to Pete’s shoulder as the father beams with pride.

Peter shared the sweet picture with his 726,000 Instagram followers, adding the caption: “An old photo of Junior and I. He’ll be 13 in June. It’s crazy. Nothing but love.”

Fans rushed to shower Peter in compliments with one devoted follower telling him: “He’s gorgeous, just like his Dad!”

Another fan gushed: “Wow, gorgeous photo! Junior is the image of you.”

A third put: “Beautiful pic! Scary how fast our babies grow.”


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