Fandom

Women Wiki

Loose Women

5,768pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share


Loose Women is a British lunchtime television programme, first broadcast in 1999 on ITV. It consists of a panel of four women who interview celebrities and discuss topical issues, ranging from daily politics and current affairs, to celebrity gossip. Each series typically airs from the beginning of September of one year to the start of August of the next, while also taking a break over Christmas.

Due to a decline in ratings between January and June 2011, changes were made to the show upon the launch of its sixteenth series that September. Changes included a new lineup: anchor Kate Thornton and panellists Zoe Tyler and Coleen Nolan left the show, while new presenter Carol Vorderman and panellist Sally Lindsay both started on the programme



PanelEdit

The panel comprises four women from various professions in the entertainment and journalism industries, including actresses, singers, authors, presenters, journalists and reporters. Although all four women are classed as presenters in the credits, one acts as the main anchor, linking to breaks and competitions and addressing the television audience.

Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha were the original presenters: 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 was expected to return for a new series, but in August 2007 she confirmed in her newspaper column that after 7 years, she decided that she wanted to move on to other projects and would not be returning.

From 2007 to 2009, the anchor job was mainly shared by Jackie Brambles and Andrea McLean who each presented for two or three days every week, as well as covering for one another's leave. Following Brambles' departure in August 2009, Kate Thornton took over from her during the following month and continued to present the show in rotation with McLean until August 2011.

Following a relaunch in September 2011, the role of anchor is shared between McLean and Carol Vorderman, replacing Thornton. When one of the presenter is unable to host the show, usually the other presenter, or a guest presenter, will cover.

The panellists also rotate throughout the week, with three of them appearing on each show. Lisa Maxwell sits next to the anchor, Carol McGiffin sits in the next seat along, and Jane McDonald sits at the far end of the panel. If these panellists do not appear their seats are usually filled by Sally LindsayJanet Street Porter and Sherrie Hewson respectively. Denise Welchand Linda Robson move around to accommodate the other panellists.

Panellists who have never appeared together include Coleen Nolan and Lisa Maxwell, because of a feud about Coleen's ex-husband Shane Ritchie, and Denise Welch and Janet Street-Porterbecause of personality clashes.


PresentersEdit

[edit]Current PresentersEdit

As of 8 March 2013, the programme's presenters are:

Anchor Duration Former Roles
Andrea McLean 2007—
Carol Vorderman 2011— Guest anchor (2010)
Panellist Duration Former Roles
Carol McGiffin 2003— Guest anchor (2003, 2007)
Sherrie Hewson 2003— Guest anchor (2003)
Jane McDonald 2004–2010, 2012— Guest panellist (2011)
Denise Welch 2005— Guest panellist (2002)
Guest anchor (2006, 2009, 2010, 2012)
Regular anchor (2007–2008)
Lisa Maxwell 2009—
Janet Street-Porter 2011—
Sally Lindsay 2011—
Linda Robson 2012— Guest panellist (2003, 2010, 2011)
Shobna Gulati 2013— Guest panelist (2010, 2012)

[edit]Former PresentersEdit

Presenter Duration as Regular Panellist Duration as Regular Anchor Duration as Guest Panellist Duration as Guest Anchor
Kaye Adams 1999–2006
Trish Adudu 1999–2000
Karren Brady 1999–2000
Pattie Coldwell 1999–2000
Philippa Kennedy 1999–2000
Ruth Langsford 1999–2002 2010, 2012 2006 (2 episodes), 2007 (1 episode), 2009 (3 episodes), 2013 (4 episodes)
Jane Moore 1999–2002 2000 (4 episodes)
Nadia Sawalha 1999–2002
Kerry McFadden 2003–2004
Claire Sweeney 2003–2005 2010 (6 episodes), 2012 (2 episodes)
Terri Dwyer 2003–2006
Josie d'Arby 2004
Lorna Luft 2004
Jenni Trent Hughes 2004
Jenny Powell 2004–2005
Coleen Nolan 2004–2011 2000 (8 episodes)
Kym Marsh 2005
Nina Wadia 2005–2006
Gillian Taylforth 2006, 2008 2000 (4 episodes)
Jackie Brambles 2006–2009 2005 (3 episodes)
Jo Bunting 2006–2008
Lesley Garrett 2006, 2009–2010
Sheree Murphy 2006–2007 2012 (1 episode)
Lynda Bellingham 2007–2011
Carole Malone 2007 2005 (2 episodes)
Zoe Tyler 2007–2011
Denise Welch 2007–2008 2002 (2 episodes) 2006 (2 episodes), 2009 (4 episodes), 2010 (4 episodes), 2012 (1 episode)
Kate Thornton 2009–2011
Cilla Black 2010–2011 2009 (1 episode)
Beverley Callard 2010
Jenny Eclair 2011–2012 2003 (1 episode)
Sarah Millican 2011
Bridget Rowe 1999 (3 episodes)
Fern Britton 2000 (4 episodes)
Sheryl Gascoigne 2000 (3 episodes)
Julie Hesmondhalgh 2000 (1 episode)
Sandie Shaw 2000 (1 episode)
Anthea Turner 2000 (1 episode)
Alison Hammond 2002 (2 episodes), 2006 (3 episodes)
Gabby Logan 2002 (2 episodes)
Linda Lusardi 2002 (5 episodes)
Fiona Phillips 2002 (8 episodes) 2004 (2 episodes), 2005 (4 episodes), 2009 (2 episodes), 2010 (2 episodes)
Denise Robertson 2002 (2 episodes)
Jaci Stephen 2002 (3 episodes)
Rebecca Wheatley 2002 (4 episodes)
Helen Adams 2003 (2 episodes)
Susie Amy 2003 (1 episode)
Amanda Barrie 2003 (1 episode)
Tamara Beckwith 2003 (1 episode)
Denise Black 2003 (2 episodes)
Sarah Cawood 2003 (5 episodes)
Kate Garraway 2003 (1 episode), 2004 (2 episode) 2003 (1 episode), 2004 (3 episodes), 2006 (4 episodes), 2009 (1 episode)
Trisha Goddard 2003 (3 episodes)
Sherrie Hewson 2003 (1 episode)
Gloria Hunniford 2003 (2 episodes)
Carol McGiffin 2003 (1 episode), 2007 (4 episodes)
Jayne Middlemiss 2003 (3 episodes)
Gigi Morley 2003 (7 episodes)
Eve Pollard 2003 (3 episodes)
Linda Robson 2003 (1 episodes), 2010 (1 episode), 2011 (2 episodes)
Lisa Rogers 2003 (6 episodes)
Jacey Salles 2003 (6 episodes)
Christine Hamilton 2004 (2 episodes), 2011 (1 episode)
Amy Lamé 2004 (6 episodes)
Wendi Peters 2004 (1 episode)
Jeni Barnett 2005 (2 episodes)
Rhona Cameron 2005 (2 episodes)
Lucy-Jo Hudson 2005 (8 episodes)
Melanie Sykes 2005 (2 episodes) 2008 (1 episode), 2009 (2 episodes)
Sue Jenkins 2006 (9 episodes)
Sarah Totty 2006 (1 episode)
Jennifer Ellison 2007 (2 episodes)
Michelle Gayle 2007 (4 episodes)
Sharon Marshall 2007 (1 episode)
Suzanne Shaw 2007 (8 episodes)
Toyah Willcox 2007 (1 episode)
Emma Bunton 2008 (5 episodes)
Sinitta 2008 (8 episodes)
Rachel Agnew 2009 (10 episodes)
Melanie Brown 2009 (5 episodes)
Daisy McAndrew 2009 (1 episode)
Jodie Prenger 2009 (2 episodes)
Penny Smith 2009 (1 episode)
Lisa Snowdon 2009 (1 episode)
Sue Cleaver 2010 (1 episode)
Michelle Collins 2010 (2 episodes)
Amanda Donohoe 2010 (2 episodes)
Gaynor Faye 2010 (1 episode), 2012 (1 episode)
Shobna Gulati 2010 (1 episode), 2012 (1 episode)
Ulrika Johnson 2010 (1 episode)
Jo Joyner 2010 (2 episodes)
Beverley Knight 2010 (6 episodes)
Jennie McAlpine 2010 (1 episode)
Brigitte Nielsen 2010 (1 episode)
Arlene Phillips 2010 (9 episodes)
Carol Vorderman 2010 (3 episodes)
Toby Anstis 2011 (1 episode)
Angie Le Mar 2011 (1 episode)
Jane McDonald 2011 (1 episode)
Tara Palmer-Tompkinson 2011 (1 episode)
Katie Price 2011 (1 episode)
Stacey Solomon 2011 (1 episode), 2012 (1 episode)
Kim Woodburn 2011 (1 episode)
Natalie Cassidy 2012 (1 episode)
Lorraine Chase 2012 (1 episode)
Cheryl Fergison 2012 (2 episodes)
Claire King 2012 (1 episode)
Sian Reeves 2012 (1 episode)
Debbie Rush 2012 (1 episode)
Emma Willis 2012 (1 episode), 2013 (1 episode)

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.