Loose Women cast: when’s it on and what channel?

Loose Women has been a staple of British daytime TV since its very first show way back in September 1999

Loose Women cast

by Emma Dodds, Eden-Olivia Lord and Lucy Smith |

Whether you tune in religiously every weekday, or just switch it on when you're poorly at home, no-one can deny that Loose Women is VERY compelling viewing.

Over the years there's been some shocking moments from Harvey Price swearing on live TV to Katie Price singing her single I Got U, it's safe to say we've been entertained.

The show celebrated its 3,000 episode in May 2018 and former Loose Woman Carol McGiffin holds the record for the most appearances at 1,172 between 2003 and 2013.

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Since the coronavirus pandemic, the Loose Women have had to socially distance in the studio. ©ITV

And the show hasn't been without its share of controversy, too.

Coleen has been a regular on the daytime telly favourite since she first appeared way back in 2000 but in 2018, she was forced to step down as a panelist after an on-air row with TV personality Kim Woodburn resulted in 'bullying' accusations. Since then, after a three month hiatus, Coleen returned to the panel and, apart from some small breaks here and there, has stayed there.

Coleen's online abuse got so bad that she was even receiving death threats, and a petition to get her removed from the show amassed 25,000 signatures. The singer and Kim first clashed in the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2017, so when producers invited Kim onto Loose Women for a 'reunion', it was no surprise things got heated. Kim eventually stormed off the stage calling Coleen 'trash'.

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As of 2021, Coleen Nolan remains on the Loose Women panel. ©ITV

"I wouldn't want to sit and talk with lying trash," Kim said of Coleen on the panel. "She's a horrible person. You are trash, you're a piece of filth!"

Returning to the panel in January 2019, Coleen said, "It was very nice, it nearly made me cry! It's like coming home… It's been great."

And fellow long-runner Nadia Sawalha also hit headlines in 2019 after reigniting a long running feud with her sister, Julia Sawalha, when she broke down in tears over their "stormy relationship".

It may sounds like it's all drama, drama, drama between the ladies but, more importantly, who's on the Loose Women panel today?

Who was on Loose Women today?

The current panel consists of presenters Kaye Adams, Ruth Langsford, Charlene White and Christine Lampard, who's currently on maternity leave. The four of them rotate the role of head panellist.

The rest of the panel includes Jane Moore, Nadia Salwha, Coleen Nolan, Carol McGriffin, Denise Welch, Janet Street-Porter, Linda Robson, Gloria Hunniford, Penny Lancaster, Stacey Solomon, Brenda Edwards, Kéllé Bryan, Judi Love, Frankie Bridge and Paris Fury.

Who has been on Loose Women before?

Other panellists who no longer star include Saira Khan, Denise Van Outen, Chizzy Akudolu, Mel B, Kelly Brooke, Myleen Klass, June Sarpong, Vicky Pattison, Kerry Katona, Lynda Bellingham, Sinitta, Arlene Phillips, Cilla Black, Beverly Knight, Anita Dobson, and many, many more.

CHECK OUT: the Loose Women panel

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CLOSER Loose Women cast - STACKED

Ruth Langsford
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Ruth Langsford has been on Loose Women on and off since its inception in 1999. Featuring as a guest panellist in 1999, she became a regular in 2000 for a year. She returned in 2009 until 2010, before being made a presenter in 2012 and now anchors the show when she's on - sitting in the all important first seat.Ruth no longer guest hosts This Morning on Fridays with her husband Eamonn Holmes after the pair were replaced by Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond late last year. As of 2020, Ruth is estimated to have a net worth of £4.1million.

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Christine Lampard (formerly Bleakley) is the second regular anchor of the show and also enjoys first-seat responsibilities. Having joined the show as a presenter in 2016, Christine has appeared in a respectable 59 episodes of the show as of 25 April 2018 - she had been slowly catching up to co-anchor Andrea McLean's impressive 1,139 episodes (as of 2018) but, in November 2020, it was announced that Andrea was leaving the show.She first became well known after presenting BBC's The One Show alongside Adrian Chiles in 2007, leaving the show in 2010. She presented Dancing On Ice from 2012 to 2014 with Phillip Schofield after Holly Willoughby left, and she occasionally stands in for Lorraine Kelly on her show. Now, Christine is pregnant with her second child and, she recently revealed, is due to give birth in April.

Kaye Adams
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Kaye Adams is one of the longest-serving members of Loose Women who still appears on the show, having originally joined in 1999. Having started out her Loose Life on the show as a main presenter, she left in 2006, but returned as a panellist in 2013. The Scottish journalist presents The Kaye Adams Programme on BBC Radio Scotland every weekday from 9am to 12pm, and also took part in Celebrity Masterchef in 2008. You can follow her on Instagram @kayeadamsofficial.

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The latest addition to the Loose Women anchors, Charlene stepped into Andrea Mclean's shoes in 2021 after appearing as a guest presenter for the first time in 2020. Charlene is a renowned ITN broadcaster and in 2014 she was the first black woman to present ITV News at Ten. Also in 2014, Charlene came under fire for not joining her fellow broadcasters in wearing a poppy on screen. Explaining the decision, Charlene revealed that she is not allowed to "give exposure" to other charities on ITV, so she felt uncomfortable supporting one charity over other. But, she added, she does wear a poppy for Remembrance Day off-screen. Now, Charlene is a permanent anchor for Loose Women and has two children with her partner Andy.

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Jane Moore is also a long-standing member of the Loose Women panel, having joined the show in 1999 too. After leaving in 2002, she also returned in 2013 along with Kaye Adams, Nadia Sawalha and Coleen Nolan.Alongside her Loose duties, Jane is a columnist for The Sun newspaper, and also appears on The Andrew Marr Show as a newspaper reviewer. You can follow her on Instagram @janepmoore.

Nadia Sawalha
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Yet another returnee, Nadia was also an original panellist - joining the show in 1999 when it first started. After leaving in 2002 for a maternity break, she returned in 2013 along with Kaye Adams and Jane Moore.Aside from Loose Women, Nadia is best known for her two-year stint in EastEnders as Annie Palmer, and forging a new culinary career following her Celebrity MasterChef win in 2009. She's also competed on Dancing On Ice and Celebrity Big Brother. You can keep up to date with Nadia on her YouTube channel: The Sawalha-Adderleys - Family, Food, Films & Fun.

Coleen Nolan
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Coleen Nolan first appeared on Loose Women in 2000, before returning in 2004 until 2011. She rejoined the cast in 2013, along with Kaye Adams, Jane Moore and Nadia Sawalha. After Andrea McLean (who's no longer on the panel), she is the most prolific Loose Woman, having appeared in 1,111 episodes as of 25 April 2018.Coleen rose to fame as part of her family's singing group, The Nolans, along with her sister Linda Nolan who also frequently appears on the show. She took part in Dancing On Ice in 2009, and was also previously a presenter on This Morning. Coleen has also been in the Celebrity Big Brother twice, first coming runner-up in 2012, and winning in 2017. Coleen was married to Shane Ritchie up until 1999 and the pair have two children together. Coleen also has a daughter with her second husband, Ray Fensome, who she was married to until 2018.

Carol McGiffin
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Carol has been a member of the Loose Women panel since 2003. In 1995, Carol became a founding member of Talk Radio's The Rude Awakening show and, in 2013 she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, finishing fourth. Though she was married to former BBC radio host Chris Evans until 1998, now, Carol is married to Mark Cassidy, who she secretly wed in 2018. You can follow her on Instagram @the_mcgiff.

Janet Street-Porter
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Janet Street-Porter has been a regular face on the Loose Women panel since 2011. Known for her sharp tongue, Janet has appeared in 554 episodes of the show as of 25 April 2018. Janet, who is 74 years old and was awarded a CBE in 2016 for services to journalism and broadcasting, has previously worked in fashion magazines. She took part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2004 and came third in Celebrity MasterChef in 2013.

Judi Love
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A recent addition to the panel, Judi joined the Loose Women in 2020. She is a stand-up comedian whose motto is "laughter is healing" and she has starred on the likes of Comedy Central, ITV's Pranksterz and, last year, Celebrity MasterChef.Now, Judi is a single mum with two children. She has a Masters in social work and, last year, she bravely opened up on the panel about losing her mum to Dementia in 2009.

Linda Robson
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Linda Robson first appeared as a guest panellist on Loose Women in 2003, having brief stints in 2010 and 2011 before joining full-time in 2012. Best known as Tracey Stubbs in Birds of a Feather between 1989 and 1998 as well as taking part in the reboot in 2014, Linda also had a stint in the I'm A Celeb! jungle in 2012. You can follow Linda on Instagram @lindarobson58.

Gloria Hunniford
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Gloria Hunniford has appeared as a regular panellist on Loose Women since 2014, having previously appeared as a guest panellist in 2003 too. At 80 years old, Gloria is the oldest current panellist on the show.No stranger to the TV circuit, Gloria took part in Strictly Come Dancing 2005, making it to week 3 before being voted out. After her daughter passed away from cancer in 2004, Gloria launched the Caron Keating Foundation under her daughter's name. In 2017 she was awarded an OBE for services to cancer charities.

Penny Lancaster
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Penny has been a Loose Woman since 2014, having previously never been on the show before. Back in 2017, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Penny bravely revealed that she'd been drugged and raped as a teenager.Best known as a model, Penny is also well-known for being the wife of Rod Stewart, with whom she shares two children. She also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2007, leaving in the sixth week. You can follow Penny on Instagram @penny.lancaster.

Brenda Edwards
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Joining the Loose Women panel in 2019, Brenda Edwards is a singer and West-End star, and was cast as Mama Morton in the musical Chicago. Prior to her musical 'big break', in 2005, Brenda placed fourth in the second series of The X Factor. Now, Brenda has two children and is married to Patrick Edwards. She bravely opened up about her experience with domestic abuse in a previous relationship on Loose Women last year and, in 2015, she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. Thankfully, in 2016, Brenda revealed she was cancer free.

Stacey Solomon
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Stacey Solomon first joined the Loose Women in 2016 after appearing as a guest panellist between 2011 and 2012. The mum-of-three joined the show alongside Lisa Riley and Anne Diamond (both no longer on the panel).Stacey won her celebrity status after competing in The X Factor in 2009 at the age of 20. She came third in the competition. Stacey became Queen of the Jungle in the 2010 series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, and is currently engaged to former King of the Jungle, Joe Swash. Nowadays, Stacey is somewhat of a 'mumfluencer' with her three kids Zachary, Leighton and Rex.

Denise Welch
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Former Corrie actress Denise Welch returned to the Loose Women in June 2018 after a five year hiatus. She originally joined the show in 2005 and helped panel the show for eight years. Denise has opened up to Closer in the past about her mental health battles and, last year, she released a book about her struggles, titled, The Unwelcome Visitor. She's also bagged herself a role on Hollyoaks. You can follow Denise on Twitter @realdenisewelch.

Kelle Bryan
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Joining the panel in 2019, Kelle is a former chart-topping singer from 90s girl group Eternal. After leaving the band, Kelle got into some acting on BBC's Me and Mrs Jones and, in 2006, she placed second in Celebrity Love Island. Now, she's married to Jay Gudgeon and plays Martine Deveraux in Hollyoaks. You can follow her on Instagram @kelle.bryan.

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What is Loose Women?

Loose Women is a British panel show made up of four female presenters who come from varying professions in the entertainment and journalism industries.

They interview celebrities and people who are the subject of interesting real-life stories of the moment.

How old is Loose Women?

Loose Women celebrated it's TWENTIETH anniversary in 2019. Just like the changing faces on its panel, the programme has moved with the times and still covers the hot topics we care about today.

When is Loose Women on TV?

Loose Women is on TV every weekday from 12.30pm on ITV for an hour.

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