TV Personality, Nell McAndrew is passionate about health, fitness and running.
Born in Leeds, Nell first hit our TV screens in 2002 when she was one of the contestants in the original series of ‘I’m a Celebrity…. Get me Out of Here’ on ITV, having become well known as the body double for the infamous gaming Legend, Lara Croft, working all over the world to promote Tomb Raider 3.
Since then, she has become an accomplished amateur athlete, with numerous 10km, half marathon and marathons under her belt. Her greatest running achievement is her personal best time of 2.54.39 at the London Marathon. An accomplishment that she is extremely proud of.
Nell has released five fitness DVD’s, the first of which ‘Peak Energy’ became a best seller and to encourage people to exercise she also co-wrote a book on Running called ‘Nell McAndrew’s Guide to Running’, published by Bloomsbury Sport. With a genuine passion for health and fitness, Nell also enjoyed writing a monthly column for Women’s Running Mag.
In March 2012 McAndrew was the first woman across the finish line in the five-mile National Lottery Olympic Park Run in a personal best time of 29 minutes and 21 seconds.
Over the past few years Nell has taken time out of the limelight to bring up her two children, but still keeps up her fitness training and completed the most recent Great North Run 2018 (her 5th GNR)
Nell will be running the London Marathon in April 2019 (her 7th London Marathon) on behalf of three charities Caudwell Children’s’ Charity, Cancer Research UK and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Always wanting to give back and make a difference, Nell has, over the years, supported a large range of charities including Breast cancer awareness, Help The Aged, the British Heart Foundation, DebRA, Cancer Research UK, the Lymphoma Association, SSAFA and the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as many more.
Nell is affectionately referred to as a Forces Sweetheart, having visited the UK Armed Forces at bases all over the world.
She is also an official Yorkshire Ambassador.
Nell’s TV presenting career has seen her on Racing Rivals, Born to Fight, It’s a Knockout and The Big Breakfast.
She has been a contestant on various game shows and reality shows including Fort Boyard, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrities Under Pressure, Family Fortunes, I’m a Celebrity Stars in their Eyes and Man O Man.