Aggie MacKenzie

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Aggie MacKenzie
Born
Agnes MacKenzie

(1955-10-12) 12 October 1955 (age 64)
Aviemore, Scotland
ResidenceStoke Newington, Hackney, London, England
Occupation
  • Television personality
  • cleaner
  • writer
Years active2003–present
EmployerBBC
Known forHow Clean is Your House? (2003–2009)
Storage Hoarders (2012–present)
Spouse(s)Matthew Goulcher (m.1991–2010) (divorced)
ChildrenRory Goulcher
Ewan Goulcher
WebsiteOfficial website

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

Career[edit]

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 following a brief partnership with another cleaner named Sue.[2] The duo have produced books, games and DVDs due to the popularity of the series. MacKenzie has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the US, where How Clean Is Your House? aired on BBC America.[3]

She also appeared as a guest presenter on STV's daily lifestyle show The Hour, alongside anchor Stephen Jardine for two days in September 2009 and for four days in April 2010. In 2011, she participated in Celebrity Masterchef. In December 2012, Aggie presented the ITV programme Storage Hoarders, which returned for a second series in August 2013. She has a regular slot on BBC Radio 5 Live's Phil Williams show as a cleaning expert.

Philanthropy[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]".

Personal life[edit]

MacKenzie was married to architect Matthew Goulcher, with whom she has two sons. The couple divorced in 2010. There was confusion when she refused to pay for her bill at a restaurant in Whitstable. This was quickly resolved by her agent.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salter, By Jessica. "Aggie Mackenzie, star of How Clean is Your House?, was an MI6 agent".
  2. ^ Biography of Aggie Mackenzie Archived 20 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Penguin Books website
  3. ^ "Kid reviews for How Clean Is Your House? | Common Sense Media". www.commonsensemedia.org. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Ukuthasa Charity".
  5. ^ Mackenzie, Agnes (2003). How clean is your gables?. London: Penguin. p. 69.

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