Sherrie Hewson announces departure from Loose Women

Sherrie Hewson Loose Women

by Owen Tonks |
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Sherrie Hewson is leaving Loose Women after 14 years on the show.

The actress and long-time panellist made the emotional announcement live on today’s programme.

The star will make her last appearance on the show on 5 September after joining in 2003.

Sherrie announced: "I said I wouldn’t get upset and I’m not going to because it’s joyous.

"I think Loose Women is one of the most important shows on television, I think everybody relates to it and when I work in Benidorm which I’m there five months a year, there are 1000s of women out there who come up to me every day and say thank you to the girls.

"They relate to one of us always and they don’t necessarily like all of us, but mostly they do and they all say, ‘Thank you, we’ve been through what you’ve been through, the loneliness you’ve been through, the bad times, sad times, we all watch you and we go, ‘Oh my God, if they can get through it so can I,’ and it’s been incredible.”

Sherrie Hewson Loose Women

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Sherrie went on to add that the show and its panellists have helped her in her life.

She said: "I have been here 14 years and when I first came I was not in a good place, my husband had gone and I was not happy.

"These girls have been amazing, they’ve got me through everything and it’s been wonderful.

"I just want to say that when I first came I was in a very stressed condition and I lost all my hair and I don’t know if you remember but I wore a wig which was just awful, I mean they’re really horrible and I got through that.

"Then I was declared bankrupt through no fault of my own, I got through that and all the time these girls were here for me and got me through everything.”

She added: "I just want to say that on here, on my seat, I’ve told everything, I’ve said everything haven’t I Coleen.

Sherrie Hewson Loose Women

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"It’s all been out there, we all give everything on this show and that’s why I think, everybody out there, ladies who watch at home, thank you, because for your following, for your caring, for your love of me, and of my daughter and my family, it’s been absolutely amazing."

Sherrie’s emotional speech brought her co-stars to tears, with Coleen Nolan saying: “It doesn’t matter what panellists come on the show now or in the future, but there will never be another Sherrie.”

Host Andrea McLean added: "We will really miss you Sherrie. Can I just say, you’re making me emotional now, Sherrie you were so brilliant to me when my marriage was ending, you were the one that gave me the strength to leave, so we’re really going to miss you.

"Oh my goodness I didn’t think I was going to cry."

Loose Women continues on ITV1, weekdays at 12.30pm.

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