Loose Women star Andrea McLean admits finacé Nick Feeney helped her pick out her wedding dress

It seems she's breaking a few traditions on the big day

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Andrea McLean will soon be walking down the aisle to tie the knot with fiance Nick Feeney.

But during Thursday’s Loose Women the presenter, 47, shocked her fellow panellists after revealing Nick helped her pick out her wedding dress.

Andrea left the Loose ladies gasping in horror as she made the revelation about breaking tradition.

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The panel were discussing whether women should always keep their wedding dress secret from their partner.

Explaining her choice to have Nick there, Andrea said: “I’ve got my dress… and I took Nick with me.”

Nadia Sawalha’s jaw dropped as she asked the star: “What to buy it?! Where was he?”

Andrea replied: “In the wedding dress shop,” as Nadia scrunched up her face completely baffled by Andrea’s choice.

The brunette beauty continued to tell the story. She said: “It was the first one I tried on and I thought ‘I really like this one’, I just felt really great in it.

“I came out and he got a bit teary and said ‘you look lovely’.”

Nadia then jumped in asking: “But isn’t he supposed to do that on the day you get married?”

“He still will… if I poke him hard enough” Andrea joked.

But her shock confessions didn’t stop there.

Nadia asked the star whether she would like to have the moment where Nick sees her for the first time at the ceremony.

But Andrea revealed that her and Nick will get ready in the same room so there won’t be that element of surprise.

Nadia exclaimed: “You’re not! Oh you can’t.

“He’ll be annoying you, you’ll have to have had more out of the mini-bar than you want, you’ll be sweating!”

Andrea then dropped a third clanger.

She went on to reveal she’s booked a mini-bus so they can all go to the venue together.

The panel laughed as Denise Van Outen went on to support Andrea’s choices.

She admitted: “I think it’s nice to break tradition a little bit. I think each to their own.

“I actually think it’s really nice to share that moment together.”

Andrea announced her engagement to Nick last month.

Alongside a photo of her and Nick Andrea showed off her sparkling engagement ring.

She wrote on Twitter: “Something happened… #engaged #heputaringonit #beyondhappy #excited #loveisintheair.”

Her followers rushed to congratulate the couple with one tweeting: “Awwww let me cry right now. I’m so so happy for you. You deserve this. You deserve all the happiness in the world genuinely.”

Another added: “Huge congratulations Andrea & Nick. So happy for you both!”

“Oh my gosh! This is amazing news Andrea. Congratulations to you both,” a third said.

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Previously speaking to Hello magazine about her beau Andrea said: “I never thought I’d feel like this again, that I’d fall in love and get the chance to start a new life.

“It’s been a revelation to him, too.

“And because we make each other so happy, it’s changed our lives.”

“Thanks to Nick, I’m no longer looking backwards, I’m looking forwards,” she added.

Rebecca Carter
Associate Editor (News)