Aggie MacKenzie

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Aggie MacKenzie
Born Agnes MacKenzie
(1955-10-12) 12 October 1955 (age 62)
Aviemore, Scotland
Residence Stoke Newington, Hackney, London, England
Occupation Television presenter
Years active 1964–present
Employer BBC
Known for How Clean is Your House? (2003–2009)
Storage Hoarders (2012–present)
Spouse(s) Matthew Goulcher (divorced)
Children Rory
Website Official website

Agnes "Aggie" MacKenzie (born 12 October 1955) is a Scottish television presenter, most prominently known for presenting the Channel 4 series How Clean Is Your House? and the ITV daytime series Storage Hoarders.


MacKenzie was born in Rothiemurchus, Aviemore in the Cairngorms mountain region of the Scottish Highlands.[citation needed]

One of Mackenzie's first jobs was working for the Secret Intelligence Service.[1] It was Mackenzie's position with Good Housekeeping which led to her being asked to take a screen test for a new show which would become How Clean Is Your House?. MacKenzie's screen test was successful and she was teamed up with professional cleaner Kim Woodburn in August 2002.[2] MacKenzie is known for her down to earth approach to cleaning with her Scottish, no nonsense voice, as she and Woodburn educate people on how to keep themselves and their houses clean, hygienic and tidy. Despite wearing a laboratory (white) coat in the show and swabbing the filthiest areas for lab testing, she has no academic or professional qualifications in microbiology. The duo have produced books, games and DVDs due to the popularity of their shows. MacKenzie has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the US, where How Clean Is Your House? is airing on the BBC America channel.[citation needed]

During a $10m US documentary, MacKenzie labelled Wikipedia "Stupedia" for including unreferenced "ridiculous rumours" about her being offered multi-million pound television contracts.[3]

She appeared as a guest presenter on STV's daily lifestyle show The Hour, alongside main anchor Stephen Jardine for two days in September 2009 and for four days in April 2010. The Scottish magazine programme airs weekdays at 17:00.[citation needed]

She participated in the 2011 series of Celebrity Masterchef. In December 2012, Aggie presented the ITV programme Storage Hoarders, which returned for a second series in August 2013.[citation needed]

Charity work[edit]

MacKenzie has her own charity called Ukuthasa, which supports people in townships in South Africa, helping them with healthcare, education and housing.[4] In an interview with Channel 4 she said: "Whenever I can, such as with this interview, I donate my fee to [the charity]".



  • How Clean Is Your House? with Kim Woodburn (2003) ISBN 0-7181-4699-9
  • Too Posh to Wash: The Complete Guide to Cleaning Up Your Life with Kim Woodburn (2004) ISBN 0-7181-4769-3
  • The Cleaning Bible: Kim and Aggie's Complete Guide to Modern Household Management with Kim Woodburn (2006) ISBN 0-7181-4906-8


  1. ^ Salter, By Jessica. "Aggie Mackenzie, star of How Clean is Your House?, was an MI6 agent". 
  2. ^ Biography of Aggie Mackenzie, Penguin Books website
  3. ^ The Express Aggie says Wikipedia entry's a bit rich 2 May 2009
  4. ^ "Ukuthasa Charity". 

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