SHE'S GOOD WITH FIGURES
Copyright 2004 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ December 16th 2004 ]
television presenter and marathon runner Nell
McAndrew, 31, carried the Olympic torch across
Londonís Millennium Bridge in the first-ever World
Relay this year. As the forcesí sweetheart, she
has visited Northern Ireland, Germany and Iraq.
Her wartime visits to the troops in the Gulf in
May and December 2003 gained her a commendation
by the Queen.
2002 McAndrew appeared on ITVís first Iím a Celebrity,
Get Me Out of Here. She has presented Racing Rivals
for ITV, Itís a Knockout and fitness tips for
The Big Breakfast. During 1996 and 1997 she was
the real-life version of the video-game character
Lara Croft and toured as the Tomb Raider heroine.
Born Tracey McAndrew, she grew up with her older
sister and two younger brothers in Belle Isle,
Leeds. She went to Middleton Park High School,
leaving at 16 to work as a clerk at Yorkshire
Bank. After a year she quit to try modelling.
joined an agency in Manchester and spent time
in Paris and Milan, working as a waitress to support
herself between modelling assignments. Her success
has been a gradual progression over a 14-year
career. At the end of this month she plans to
release her third fitness video, Ultimate Challenge,
Ultimate Results. She recently married property
developer Paul Hardcastle. They own a house in
Leeds and rent a flat in Londonís West End.