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Lets Hear it For The World Renown Cleaning Experts Kim Woodburn and Aggie Mackenzie

Updated on December 1, 2010

England's Queens of Clean

Every one needs a partner in crime or should I say grime. Kim and Aggie make a dynamite team.
Every one needs a partner in crime or should I say grime. Kim and Aggie make a dynamite team.
With all the germs found in filthy dwelling, Kim and Aggie are not taking any chances.
With all the germs found in filthy dwelling, Kim and Aggie are not taking any chances.
Aggie in her lab coat ready to take specimens from yet, another filthy dwelling.
Aggie in her lab coat ready to take specimens from yet, another filthy dwelling.
Kim wearing her signature gloves with the colorful feathers.
Kim wearing her signature gloves with the colorful feathers.

Kim Woodburn and Aggie Mackenzie, otherwise known as England’s Queens of Clean, on BBC’s popular cleaning show, How Clean Is Your House? have taken England and America by storm. How Clean Is Your House? is the program where Kim and Aggie are called on assignment to a house that would otherwise be condemned. Kim and Aggie, being the miracle workers that they are, transform that filthy house into a pristine palace. Some of those houses are so dirty that I imagine that the owners must have excellent immune systems to survive in that type of environment. I remember one episode that was filmed in the United States where the house even had cat droppings on the bed. I sometimes cannot understand some people’s level of tolerance regarding dirt. I had three indoor cats myself, and there is no way I would have permitted that any of my feline friends ever relieved themselves on my bed.

Kim Woodburn, whose birth name was Patricia Mary Mackenzie, was born on March 25th, 1942 in Eastney, Hampshire, England. Ms. Woodburn took many different jobs, and worked as a social worker to teenage girls. She also cleaned houses on side.

She made her first television appearance on the British TV show Pebble Mill at One, she also owned a fashion store in Chidwall, Liverpool. Kim auditioned for channel four in 2002 and was hired as a presenter for the new cleaning show How Clean Is Your House?.

Everyone needs a partner in crime, and in this case in grime.This partner in grime would be Kim’s costar, Aggie Mackenzie, who was born on October 12th,1955, in Ruthiemurchus, Aviemore in the Cairngorms mountain region of the Scottish Highlands. Aggie who had an aptitude for languages, had a career working for the Secret Intelligence Service. Ms. Mackenzie then went on to work at various women’s periodicals, and took the position of Associate Editor and Chief of Good Housekeeping Magazine. Aggie’s job at Good Housekeeping included reviewing cleaning products and gadgets. Aggie was then asked to do a screen test for How Clean Is Your House? , she passed of course, and the rest is history.

Kim Woodburn and Aggie Mackenzie, are the dynamic duo of cleaning, who take on any house no matter how dirty. This eye opening, cleaning show began in England in February of 2003, and was instant hit. Participants on the program come from many different walks of life, but they all have something in common, their homes are filthy and in bad need of a makeover. Kim and Aggie first arrive at the house to be rescued and inspect it. You would be shocked by some of the things they find in these houses. Some of the objects they normally find, are pile of clothes, books, papers and toys on the floor. Typically they find kitchens with piles of dirty dishes, counters that have been neglected for years, as well as bathrooms, that make you wish you had your shots before doing any of your personal business in them. From the moment they walk in the door, these houses reek of nasty odors. Let’s just say these are two brave women.

After Kim and Aggie have inspected these filthy dwellings, they call in the guilty parties and tell them that things have to change. They usually begin by throwing away all the junk that cover the hallways and living rooms of these dwellings. After the junk has been removed, they proceed by cleaning. A job of this magnitude cannot be done alone, so they call in their team of cleaning specialists to get the job done. During the process, Aggie takes swab samples from the counter and other areas of these dwellings to be examined at the lab. Aggie then has to inform the household residents that they might die if they do not change their habits.Once the dwelling is cleaned and now pristine, our two Queens of Clean invite the residents back to their dwelling. The residents are usually delighted with the results and very grateful for the miracle that has taken place at their homes. Let’s just say the before and after of these dwelling are quite dramatic. They always leave each family with one important rule. That rule being "Keep it clean."

Kim is the fun loving, flashy one, who even wore a punk getup in one of the American programs. She really looks good in a Mohawk. Aggie is the scientist, who is known for her swab samples, and getting the short end of stick, when Kim does some of her antics . They give valuable information on how to clean many problem areas, and how to mix cleaning solutions from common household ingredients. These two lovely women give life and excitement to what otherwise would be deemed as drudgery.

How Clean Is Your House? has been running so far from 2003 – 2009. The show normally airs daily on BBC. This program also aired in America on 2005 – 2006 on Lifetime. The participants are from England, and the United States. The program gives many valuable cleaning tips, and recommendations for great cleaning products. Kim and Aggie are true show women, who present this program in a way that is both entertaining and educational. They are both well known celebrities in both continents. Kim Woodburn has written an autobiography titled Unbeaten . Aggie Mackenzie has her own charity called Ukuthasa which supports people in townships in South Africa. If you are interested in show times for How Clean Is Your House? and other information on this program go to the following web site http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/100/index.jsp and remember "Keep it clean."

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