Loose Women (1999– )


Loose Women (TV Series 1999– )

Lively daytime TV show, in which four "loose women" chat about news, issues and life in general.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
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TheMovieDb    1.8 /10
Creator Bee Badik
Creator John Adams
Creator Christian Eisert
Release Date1999-09-05
Content Rating
AwardsAwards6 wins & 3 nominations
Andrea McLean
Andrea McLean
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Coleen Nolan
Coleen Nolan
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Carol McGiffin
Carol McGiffin
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Kaye Adams
Kaye Adams
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Jane McDonald
Jane McDonald
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Janet Street-Porter
Janet Street-Porter
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Jane Moore
Jane Moore
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Ruth Langsford
Ruth Langsford
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Stacey Solomon
Stacey Solomon
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Jackie Brambles
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Saira Khan
Saira Khan
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Kate Thornton
Kate Thornton
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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.


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.

On 22 March 2020, it was announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, production on Loose Women has been suspended until further notice. Reruns of old episodes were aired in the programme's time slot. On 28 April 2020, it was announced that Loose Women would recommence production on two live episodes per week from 4 May 2020. On 22 October 2020, Loose Women featured an all black panel for the first time in the show's 21-year history, featuring Charlene White, Brenda Edwards, Judi Love and Kéllé Bryan. This panel was seen again on 4 February 2021. 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.


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. 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.

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

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

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

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. She returned as a panellist on 17 January 2020 after appearing as a guest on 10 January 2020.

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. Her last show was on 16 December 2020.

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.


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Current panel

Ruth Langsford1999–2000, 2002, 2009–2010, 2012–presentRegular panellist (1999–2000, 2002)
Guest presenter (2006, 2007)
Guest panellist (2019)
Christine Lampard2016–present (maternity leave)Guest panellist (2016, 2019)
Charlene White2021–presentGuest presenter (2020)
Kaye Adams1999–2006, 2013–presentRegular presenter (1999–2006, 2013–2015, 2019–2020)
Guest presenter (2016–2018, 2021–)
Guest panellist (2014–2015, 2019–2020)
Jane Moore1999–2000, 2002, 2013–presentGuest presenter (2000, 2018–)
Nadia Sawalha1999–2002, 2013–presentGuest presenter (2016–)
Coleen Nolan2000–2001, 2004–2011, 2013–presentGuest presenter (2014–2020)
Carol McGiffin2000–2013, 2018–presentGuest presenter (2003, 2007)
Denise Welch2005–2013, 2018–presentGuest panellist (2001, 2002)
Guest presenter (2006–2010, 2012)
Janet Street-Porter2011–present
Linda Robson2012–2018, 2020–presentGuest panellist (2003, 2010, 2011)
Gloria Hunniford2014–presentGuest panellist (2003)
Guest presenter (2014–2016)
Penny Lancaster2014–present
Stacey Solomon2016–presentGuest panellist (2011, 2012)
Brenda Edwards2019–present
Kéllé Bryan2019–present
Judi Love2020–present
Frankie Bridge2021–presentGuest panellist (2020)

Former regular presenters and panellists

Jackie Brambles2006–2009Guest panellist (2005)
Andrea McLean2007–2020Guest panellist (2019)
Carole Malone2007Guest panellist (2002, 2005)
Kate Thornton2009–2011
Carol Vorderman2011–2014Guest presenter (2010)
Emma Willis2012–2013Guest presenter (2021)
Pattie Coldwell1999–2000
Trish Adudu1999–2000, 2002
Karren Brady1999–2002Guest panellist (2017)
Phillipa Kennedy1999–2000
Emily Symons2000
Kathryn Apanowicz2000
Anne Diamond2000, 2016–2018Guest presenter (2000)
Julie Hesmondhalgh2001Guest panellist (2000)
Denise Black2001Guest panellist (2003)
Sally Gunnell2001
Julie Peasgood2001
Kim Hughes2001
Fiona Phillips2002Guest presenter (2004, 2005, 2009, 2010)
Gigi Morley2003
Jacey Sallés2003
Lisa Rogers2003
Sherrie Hewson2003–2016Guest presenter (2003)
Guest panellist (2017)
Kerry Katona2003–2004Guest panellist (2016, 2017)
Claire Sweeney2003–2005, 2010Guest panellist (2012, 2016)
Terri Dwyer2003–2006
Jenny Powell2000–2001, 2004–2005Guest presenter (2000)
Lorna Luft2004
Jenni Trent Hughes2000–2001, 2004
Amy Lamé2004
Josie d'Arby2004
Jane McDonald2004–2010, 2012–2013Guest panellist (2011, 2015)
Kym Marsh2005Guest panellist (2014, 2015, 2016)
Lucy-Jo Hudson2005
Nina Wadia2005–2006Guest panellist (2015, 2016)
Sheree Murphy2006–2007Guest panellist (2012, 2015)
Lesley Garrett2006, 2009–2010Guest panellist (2014)
Gillian Taylforth2006, 2008Guest panellist (2000)
Jo Bunting2006–2008
Sue Jenkins2006
Suzanne Shaw2007
Lynda Bellingham2007–2011
Zoë Tyler2007–2011
Lisa Maxwell2009–2014
Rachel Agnew2009
Arlene Phillips2010Guest panellist (2016)
Beverley Callard2010Guest panellist (2016)
Beverley Knight2010
Cilla Black2010–2011Guest presenter (2009)
Guest panellist (2014)
Sarah Millican2011
Sally Lindsay2011–2014
Jenny Eclair2011–2012Guest panellist (2003)
Shobna Gulati2013–2014Guest panellist (2010, 2012)
Myleene Klass2014
Claire Richards2014
Linda Lusardi2014–2015Guest panellist (2002)
Judy Finnigan2014–2015
Saira Khan2015–2020
June Sarpong2015–2016Guest presenter (2015)
Anita Dobson2015
Hilary Devey2015
Katie Price2015–2018Guest panellist (2011, 2014)
Vicky Pattison2016
Ayda Field2016–2018Guest panellist (2019)
Martine McCutcheon2016–2017
Lisa Riley2016–2018
Denise van Outen2017–2018Guest panellist (2014)
Kelly Brook2018
Anna Richardson2018
Chizzy Akudolu2018–2019
Mel B2018Guest panellist (2009)
Rebecca Ferguson2019Guest panellist (2017, 2018)


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.

Awards and nominations

2007TV Quick and TV Choice AwardsBest Daytime ShowWon
2008Royal Television SocietyBest Daytime ProgrammeNominated
TV Quick and TV Choice AwardsBest Daytime ProgrammeWon
2009Television and Radio Industries ClubTV Daytime Programme awardWon
TV Quick and TV Choice AwardsBest Daytime ProgrammeWon
TV Times AwardsFavourite ProgrammeWon
2010National Television AwardsMost Popular Factual ProgrammeWon
TV Choice AwardsBest Daytime ProgrammeWon
2011National Television AwardsTopical Magazine ProgrammeNominated
2012National Television AwardsBest SessionNominated
2016National Television AwardsBest Magazine ShowNominated
TV Choice AwardsBest Daytime ProgrammeNominated
2017Diversity in Media AwardsTV Moment of the YearNominated
National Television AwardsBest Live Magazine ShowNominated
2018National Television AwardsBest Daytime ShowNominated
TRIC AwardsDaytime ProgrammeNominated
2020National Television AwardsLive Magazine ShowNominated
2021Royal Television SocietyBest Daytime ProgrammeWonFor the first black panel