Loose Women

Loose Women is a British talk show that broadcasts on ITV weekdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. The show was originally broadcast from Norwich, then Manchester, before moving to London, and focuses on a panel of four female presenters who interview celebrities, talk about aspects of their lives, and discuss topical issues ranging from politics and current affairs to celebrity gossip and entertainment news. The 3,000th episode of Loose Women was broadcast on 15 May 2018.[3]

Loose Women
Loose Women logo (2019-present).png
GenreTalk show
Created byDiane Nelmes[1]
Presented by
StarringFull list
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series25
Production
Executive producerEmma Gormley
Producers
  • Edd Benjamin
  • Eleanor Cotter
  • Mattie Jameson
  • Helen Stuart
  • Harriet Thurley
  • Laura Hills (planning; head)
  • Joey Cella (showbiz; head)
  • Annabel Zammit (celebrity)
Editors
  • Sally Shelford (Editor)
  • Tom Sage (Deputy Editor)
  • Yiljan Nevzat (Deputy Editor)
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production companiesGranada Television (1999–2002)
Anglia Television (2002–2004)
ITV Studios (2004–present)
Release
Original networkITV
Picture format
Original release6 September 1999 (1999-09-06)[2] –
present
External links
Website

HistoryEdit

The panel comprises four women from various professions in the entertainment and journalism industries, who interview celebrities, discuss their lives and discuss topical issues, ranging from daily politics and current affairs, to celebrity gossip.

On 22 June 2016, Sir Cliff Richard sat down for a one-on-one interview with close friend Gloria Hunniford for a special edition of Loose Women subtitled Sir Cliff: Out of the Shadows.[4]

On 22 March 2020, it was announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, production on Loose Women has been suspended until further notice.[5] Reruns of old episodes were aired in the programme's time slot.[5] On 28 April 2020, it was announced that Loose Women would recommence production on two live episodes per week from 4 May 2020.[6] On 22 October 2020, Loose Women featured an all black panel for the first time in the show's history, featuring Charlene White, Brenda Edwards, Judi Love and Kéllé Bryan.[7] This panel was seen again on 4 February 2021.[8] On 19 November 2020, there was an all male panel for the first time in the show's history, to celebrate International Men's Day, altering the show's name to Loose Men for the day. Panellists featured were Marvin Humes, Iain Stirling, Ronan Keating and Roman Kemp.[9]

PresentersEdit

Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha were the original presenters on the show. Sawalha left in 2002, after the birth of her first child; Adams kept the role for the first ten series until the end of 2006, when she left to go on maternity leave.[10] Adams, Sawalha, Jane Moore and Karren Brady were panellists for the first episode and Ruth Langsford appeared in the second episode.

Long-running panellists Carol McGiffin, Denise Welch, Jane McDonald and Lisa Maxwell departed from the programme in 2013.[11]

Coleen Nolan, Sawalha and Moore returned as panellists during 2013, whilst Adams returned as presenter.[12] Langsford also rejoined the programme as a presenter in 2014.[13]

On 3 August 2016, Sherrie Hewson announced on-air that she would be leaving the show. Her final episode aired on 5 September 2016.[14]

Denise Welch and Carol McGiffin returned to the show after 5 years away on 7 June 2018 and 5 July 2018 respectively.[15]

On 9 May 2019, Kéllé Bryan became a panellist after appearing as a guest on 12 April 2019.[16]

On 16 October 2019, it was confirmed that Linda Robson would return to the show after a twelve-month break due to her suffering from OCD.[17] She returned as a panellist on 17 January 2020 after appearing as a guest on 10 January 2020.[18]

On 30 November 2020, Andrea McLean announced she was to leave the show after 13 years so she could concentrate on her new venture, membership website This Girl Is On Fire.[19] Her last show was on 16 December 2020.[20]

On 3 January 2021, Saira Khan announced that she would be leaving Loose Women after 5 years with immediate effect and would not return in 2021. She made her final appearance on 15 December 2020, and was replaced by Frankie Bridge in 2021. On 11 January 2021, it was announced that Charlene White would become a regular anchor presenter on the show, replacing McLean after her exit from the show in December 2020.[21]

On 23 July 2021, it was confirmed that Sunetra Sarker and Katie Piper would be regular panellists on the show.[22]

PanellistsEdit

Current panelEdit

Member Duration Notes
Presenters
Kaye Adams 1999–2006, 2013–present Regular panellist & Relief presenter (2016–2018)
Guest panellist (2014–2015, 2019–)
Ruth Langsford 1999–2002, 2009–2010, 2012–present Regular panellist (1999–2000, 2002)
Guest presenter (2006, 2007)
Guest panellist (2019)
Christine Lampard 2016–present Guest panellist (2016, 2019)
Charlene White 2021–present Guest presenter (2020)
Panellists
Jane Moore 1999–2000, 2002, 2013–present Guest presenter (2000, 2018–)
Nadia Sawalha 1999–2002, 2013–present Relief presenter (1999–2002)
Guest presenter (2016–)
Coleen Nolan 2000–2001, 2004–2011, 2013–present Guest presenter (2014–)
Carol McGiffin 2000–2001, 2003–2013, 2018–present Guest presenter (2003, 2007)
Denise Welch 2005–2013, 2018–present (bereavement leave) Guest panellist (2001, 2002)
Guest presenter (2006–2010, 2012)
Janet Street-Porter 2011–present Guest presenter (2021)
Linda Robson 2012–2018, 2020–present Guest panellist (2003, 2010–2011)
Penny Lancaster 2014–2019, 2021–present Guest panellist (2020)
Gloria Hunniford 2014–present Guest panellist (2003)
Guest presenter (2014–2016)
Stacey Solomon 2016–present (maternity leave) Guest panellist (2011, 2012)
Guest presenter (2021)
Brenda Edwards 2019–present
Kéllé Bryan 2019–present
Judi Love 2020–present
Frankie Bridge 2021–present Guest panellist (2020)
Sunetra Sarker 2021–present
Katie Piper 2021–present Guest panellist (2014)

Former regular presenters and panellistsEdit

Member Duration Notes
Presenters
Jackie Brambles 2006–2009 Guest panellist (2005)
Andrea McLean 2007–2020 Guest panellist (2019)
Carole Malone 2007 Guest panellist (2002, 2005)
Kate Thornton 2009–2011
Carol Vorderman 2011–2014 Guest presenter (2010)
Emma Willis 2012–2013 Guest presenter (2021)
Panellists
Pattie Coldwell 1999–2000
Trish Adudu 1999–2000, 2002
Karren Brady 1999–2002 Guest panellist (2017)
Phillipa Kennedy 1999–2000
Emily Symons 2000
Kathryn Apanowicz 2000
Anne Diamond 2000, 2016–2018 Guest presenter (2000)
Julie Hesmondhalgh 2001 Guest panellist (2000)
Denise Black 2001 Guest panellist (2003)
Sally Gunnell 2001
Julie Peasgood 2001
Kim Hughes 2001
Fiona Phillips 2002 Guest presenter (2004, 2005, 2009, 2010)
Gigi Morley 2003
Jacey Sallés 2003
Lisa Rogers 2003
Sherrie Hewson 2003–2016 Guest presenter (2003)
Guest panellist (2017)
Kerry Katona 2003–2004 Guest panellist (2016, 2017)
Claire Sweeney 2003–2005, 2010 Guest panellist (2012, 2016)
Terri Dwyer 2003–2006
Jenny Powell 2000–2001, 2004–2005 Guest presenter (2000)
Lorna Luft 2004
Jenni Trent Hughes 2000–2001, 2004
Amy Lamé 2004
Josie d'Arby 2004
Jane McDonald 2004–2010, 2012–2013 Guest panellist (2011, 2015)
Kym Marsh 2005 Guest panellist (2014, 2015, 2016)
Lucy-Jo Hudson 2005
Nina Wadia 2005–2006 Guest panellist (2015, 2016)
Sheree Murphy 2006–2007 Guest panellist (2012, 2015)
Lesley Garrett 2006, 2009–2010 Guest panellist (2014)
Gillian Taylforth 2006, 2008 Guest panellist (2000)
Jo Bunting 2006–2008
Sue Jenkins 2006
Suzanne Shaw 2007
Lynda Bellingham 2007–2011
Zoë Tyler 2007–2011
Sinitta 2008
Lisa Maxwell 2009–2014
Rachel Agnew 2009
Arlene Phillips 2010 Guest panellist (2016)
Beverley Callard 2010 Guest panellist (2016)
Beverley Knight 2010
Cilla Black 2010–2011 Guest presenter (2009)
Guest panellist (2014)
Sarah Millican 2011
Sally Lindsay 2011–2014
Jenny Eclair 2011–2012 Guest panellist (2003)
Shobna Gulati 2013–2014 Guest panellist (2010, 2012)
Jamelia 2013–2016
Myleene Klass 2014
Claire Richards 2014
Linda Lusardi 2014–2015 Guest panellist (2002)
Judy Finnigan 2014–2015
Saira Khan 2015–2020
June Sarpong 2015–2016 Guest presenter (2015)
Anita Dobson 2015
Hilary Devey 2015
Katie Price 2015–2018 Guest panellist (2011, 2014)
Vicky Pattison 2016
Ayda Field 2016–2017 Guest panellist (2018, 2019)
Martine McCutcheon 2016–2017
Lisa Riley 2016–2018
Denise van Outen 2017–2018 Guest panellist (2014)
Kelly Brook 2018
Anna Richardson 2018
Chizzy Akudolu 2018–2019
Mel B 2018 Guest panellist (2009)
Rebecca Ferguson 2019 Guest panellist (2017, 2018)

MerchandiseEdit

In late 2008, ITV released Let Loose: The Very Best of Loose Women, a DVD featuring highlights of Series 12 and 13. A 2010 DVD release saw Carol McGiffin, Sherrie Hewson, Lisa Maxwell and Denise Welch visit New York, titled Loose Women in New York: Let Loose in the City. The DVD was released on 8 November 2010. A further DVD titled Christmas with the Loose Women was issued in 2012, presented by Andrea McLean, Carol McGiffin, Denise Welch and Lisa Maxwell. A range of books have also been published under the brand which has expanded further with an online shop selling make-up products, champagne, personalised cups and stationery.[23]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Date Ceremony Award Status Notes Ref(s)
2007 TV Quick and TV Choice Awards Best Daytime Show Won [24]
2008 Royal Television Society Best Daytime Programme Nominated [25]
TV Quick and TV Choice Awards Best Daytime Programme Won [26]
2009 Television and Radio Industries Club TV Daytime Programme award Won [27]
TV Quick and TV Choice Awards Best Daytime Programme Won [26]
TV Times Awards Favourite Programme Won [28]
2010 National Television Awards Most Popular Factual Programme Won [29]
TV Choice Awards Best Daytime Programme Won [30]
2011 National Television Awards Topical Magazine Programme Nominated [31]
2012 National Television Awards Best Session Nominated [32]
2016 National Television Awards Best Magazine Show Nominated [33]
TV Choice Awards Best Daytime Programme Nominated [citation needed]
2017 Diversity in Media Awards TV Moment of the Year Nominated [34]
National Television Awards Best Live Magazine Show Nominated [35]
2018 National Television Awards Best Daytime Show Nominated [36]
TRIC Awards Daytime Programme Nominated [citation needed]
2020 National Television Awards Live Magazine Show Nominated [37]
2021 Royal Television Society Best Daytime Programme Won For the first black panel [38]
National Television Awards Daytime Programme Nominated [39]

ReferencesEdit

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