Loose Women under fire as Josie Cunningham haters slam the show

Loose Women has come under fire on Twitter, as haters of Josie Cunningham slam the popular panel show for allowing her on TV

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by Kayleigh Dray |

Josie Cunningham, 23, made an appearance on Loose Women yesterday to defend herself from "haters" after she recently revealed that tax payers were paying for her taxi rides.

The pregnant mum-of-two originally enraged the public when she posed for a taxi selfie with the caption: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but tax payers will always fund me."

The Loose Women panel gave Josie a grilling, with Myleene Klass slamming the former escort - who threatened to abort her baby to stay famous - over the money the NHS have wasted on her.

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Josie responded: "NHS money has been used in the wrong places. But not with me."

However Josie's appearance on the show does not seem to have done her public image any favours - and, perhaps more importantly, it has had a negative effect on Loose Women, too.

Josie posted on Twitter ahead of the show, writing: "Not long till I'm on Loose Women...... Haters are going to hate regardless. #Excited #SeeYouInABit"

She teamed the post alongside a mocking photograph - which, unsurprisingly, got people a little riled up.

Viewers of Loose Women took to Twitter in droves, insisting that they will no longer watch the show due to their "pathetic" need for extra press.

One wrote: "I no longer will watch your show! So in need of press/viewers that you put that troll Josie Cunningham on your show!? #Pathetic [sic]"

Another added: "Oh dear god! You're not giving her airtime too? She doesn't deserve a platform, fame hungry wannabe. Shame on you @loosewomen [sic]"

Another angry Twitter user wrote: "How much does she get paid for this? Giving her publicity you are helping to promote an immoral society. #freeloader #noshame [sic]"

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One more said: "why give her the publicity she craves? Any other country in the world and this parasite would starve. Won't be watching today. [sic]"

And it wasn't just fans of the show tweeting their disgust; Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley, 30, also took to the social media site to share her anger.

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Catherine, who plays Eva Price in the ITV soap, tweeted: "If she ever gets on my bus, I’ll smack her myself. #disgrace."

Her co-star Jack P Shepherd, known for playing David Platt on the cobbles, then retweeted her message but added: "She looks like a cabbage patch doll."

Josie Cunningham, meanwhile, replied to Catherine's tweet (which has since been deleted) saying:

“Hate, yet @Cath_Tyldesley threatens to smack a pregnant woman and is championed by the public? Maybe spend more time on your own career and you wouldn’t be such a piss-poor actress? #MyOpinion”

She has apparently contacted the police and has, according to The Sun, demanded the actress be fired for causing a pregnant woman 'unnecessary stress'.

“She glorified an attack on a pregnant woman to over 200,000 people.”

A spokesperson for Tyldesley insisted that Cath never intended to hurt the mum to be and was not suggesting that anyone else should do so.

She said: “Her comment was a figure of speech. She doesn’t condone violence.”

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