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 byFull list
StarringFull list
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series24
Executive producer(s)Emma Gormley
  • Eleanor Cotter (senior)
  • Helen Stuart
  • Katie Storry
  • Harriet Thurley
  • Paul Pixton (former; recurring)
  • Isabel Buxton (features; head)
  • Andy Austin (showbiz; head)
  • Patrick Prendergast (celebrity)
  • Sally Shelford (Editor)
  • Tom Sage (Deputy Editor)
  • Emma Barrow (Deputy Editor)
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Granada Television (1999–2002)
Anglia Television (2002–2004)
ITV Studios (2004–present)
Original networkITV
Picture format
Original release6 September 1999 (1999-09-06)[2] –
External links


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]


Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha were the original presenters on the show. Nadia Sawalha left in 2002, after the birth of her first child; Kaye Adams kept the role for the first ten series until the end of 2006, when she left to go on maternity leave.[7] Kaye, Nadia, 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.[8]

Coleen Nolan, Nadia Sawalha and Jane Moore returned as panellists during 2013, whilst Kaye Adams returned as presenter.[9] Ruth Langsford also rejoined the programme as a presenter in 2014.[10]

On 3 August 2016, Sherrie Hewson announced on-air that she would be leaving the show. Her final episode aired on 5 September 2016.[11]

On 16 October 2019, it was confirmed that Linda Robson would return to the show after a nine-month break.[12]

In 2020, guest presenters appeared on the show including Ranvir Singh, Charlene White and Michelle Ackerley.

Member Duration Relatable Notes
Kaye Adams 1999–2006, 2013– Regular panellist & guest presenter (2015–2018)
Guest panellist (2014–2015, 2019–)
Ruth Langsford 1999–2000, 2002, 2009–2010, 2012– Regular panellist (1999–2000, 2002)
Guest presenter (2006, 2007)
Guest panellist (2019)
Andrea McLean 2007– Guest panellist (2019)
Christine Lampard 2016– Guest panellist (2016, 2019)
Jane Moore 1999–2000, 2002, 2013– Guest presenter (2000, 2018, 2019)
Nadia Sawalha 1999–2002, 2013– Guest presenter (2016–)
Coleen Nolan 2000–2001, 2004–2011, 2013– Guest presenter (2014–)
Carol McGiffin 2000–2001, 2003–2013, 2018– Guest presenter (2003, 2007)
Denise Welch 2005–2013, 2018– Guest panellist (2001, 2002)
Guest presenter (2006–2010, 2012)
Janet Street-Porter 2011–
Linda Robson 2012–2018, 2020– Guest panellist (2003, 2010, 2011)
Gloria Hunniford 2014– Guest panellist (2003)
Guest presenter (2014–2016)
Penny Lancaster 2014–
Saira Khan 2015–
Stacey Solomon 2016– Guest panellist (2011, 2012)
Brenda Edwards 2019–
Kéllé Bryan 2019–
Judi Love 2020–


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.[13]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Date Ceremony Award Status Refs
2007 TV Quick and TV Choice Awards Best Daytime Show Won [14]
2008 Royal Television Society Best Daytime Programme Nominated
TV Quick and TV Choice Awards Best Daytime Programme Won [15]
2009 Television and Radio Industries Club TV Daytime Programme award Won [16]
TV Quick and TV Choice Awards Best Daytime Programme Won [15]
TV Times Awards Favourite Programme Won [17]
2010 National Television Awards Most Popular Factual Programme Won
TV Choice Awards Best Daytime Programme Won
2011 National Television Awards Topical Magazine Programme Nominated [18]
2012 National Television Awards Best Session Nominated
2016 National Television Awards Best Magazine Show Nominated [19]
TV Choice Awards Best Daytime Programme Nominated
2017 Diversity in Media Awards TV Moment of the Year Nominated
National Television Awards Best Live Magazine Show Nominated [20]
2018 National Television Awards Best Daytime Show Nominated [21]
TRIC Awards Daytime Programme Nominated
2020 National Television Awards Live Magazine Show Nominated [22]


  1. ^ Holmwood, Leigh (3 October 2008). "Diane Nelmes joins Liberty Bell" – via The Guardian.
  2. ^ Loose Women, TV.com, 20 July 2011
  3. ^ "Loose Women celebrates 3000 shows with the outrageous Loosie Awards!". itv.com. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Cliff Richard Speaks Out Over Rumours About His Sexuality". 22 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Loose Women and Lorraine live shows cancelled amid coronavirus pandemic as Good Morning Britain is extended". Metro. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  6. ^ Earp, Catherine (28 April 2020). "Loose Women is returning to TV on Monday with some social distancing measures in place". Digital Spy.
  7. ^ "LOOSE WOMAN: THE KAYE ADAMS COLUMN". Daily Record. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2007.
  8. ^ Duncan, Amy (6 October 2013). "'The bosses are choosing to turn back time and I would rather move forward': Denise Welch quits Loose Women after ten years". Sunday Mirror. Metro. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  9. ^ Fletcher, Alex (3 October 2013). "Coleen Nolan, Kaye Adams return to 'Loose Women'". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  10. ^ Tom Eames (20 December 2013). "Loose Women adds Ruth Langsford to regular panel, Myleene Klass to guest". Digital Spy.
  11. ^ "Sherrie Hewson to leave Loose Women". BBC News. 3 August 2016 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  12. ^ West, Amy (16 October 2019). "Loose Women confirms classic panellist is returning to the show". Digital Spy. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  13. ^ ITV Shop Results Archived 27 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine ITV, 20 July 2011
  14. ^ Coronation Street leads ITV Victory guardian.co.uk, 20 July 2011
  15. ^ a b TV Quick Awards itv.com, 20 July 2011
  16. ^ 2009 Winners Archived 14 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine tric.org.uk, 20 July 2011
  17. ^ All the 2009 winners whatsontv.co.uk, 20 July 2011
  18. ^ National Television Awards Nominations in full metro.co.uk, 20 July 2011
  19. ^ National Television Awards. "Winners – National Television Awards". nationaltvawards.com.
  20. ^ National Television Awards. "Winners – National Television Awards". nationaltvawards.com.
  21. ^ National Television Awards. "Winners – National Television Awards". nationaltvawards.com. Archived from the original on 21 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  22. ^ "NTA nominations 2020: the full shortlist of National Television Awards nominees, and how to vote for the NTAs". i. Retrieved 28 January 2020.

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