|Created by||Diane Nelmes|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||25|
|Executive producer||Emma Gormley|
|Running time||60 minutes (inc. adverts)|
|Production companies|| Granada Television (1999–2002) |
Anglia Television (2002–2004)
ITV Studios (2004–present)
|Original release||6 September 1999 – |
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 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 9 May 2019, Kéllé Bryan became a panellist after appearing as a guest on 12 April 2019.
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.
On 23 July 2021, it was confirmed that Sunetra Sarker and Katie Piper would be regular panellists on the show.
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|Kaye Adams||1999–2006, 2013–present||Regular panellist & Relief presenter (2016–2018)|
Guest panellist (2014–2015, 2019–)
|Ruth Langsford||1999–2000, 2002, 2009–2010, 2012–present||Regular panellist (1999–2000, 2002)|
Guest presenter (2006, 2007)
Guest panellist (2019)
|Christine Lampard||2016–present||Guest panellist (2016, 2019)|
|Charlene White||2021–present||Guest presenter (2020)|
|Jane Moore||1999–2000, 2002, 2013–present||Relief presenter (2000, 2018–)|
|Nadia Sawalha||1999–2002, 2013–present||Relief presenter (1999–2002)|
Guest presenter (2016–)
|Coleen Nolan||2000–2001, 2004–2011, 2013–present||Guest presenter (2014–)|
|Carol McGiffin||2000–2001, 2003–2013, 2018–present||Guest presenter (2003, 2007)|
|Denise Welch||2005–2013, 2018–present||Guest panellist (2001, 2002)|
Guest presenter (2006–2010, 2012)
|Janet Street-Porter||2011–present||Guest presenter (2021)|
|Linda Robson||2012–2018, 2020–present||Guest panellist (2003, 2010–2011)|
|Gloria Hunniford||2014–present||Guest panellist (2003)|
Guest presenter (2014–2016)
|Stacey Solomon||2016–present (maternity leave)||Guest panellist (2011, 2012)|
Guest presenter (2021)
|Frankie Bridge||2021–present||Guest panellist (2020)|
|Katie Piper||2021–present||Guest panellist (2014)|
|Jackie Brambles||2006–2009||Guest panellist (2005)|
|Andrea McLean||2007–2020||Guest panellist (2019)|
|Carole Malone||2007||Guest panellist (2002, 2005)|
|Carol Vorderman||2011–2014||Guest presenter (2010)|
|Emma Willis||2012–2013||Guest presenter (2021)|
|Trish Adudu||1999–2000, 2002|
|Karren Brady||1999–2002||Guest panellist (2017)|
|Anne Diamond||2000, 2016–2018||Guest presenter (2000)|
|Julie Hesmondhalgh||2001||Guest panellist (2000)|
|Denise Black||2001||Guest panellist (2003)|
|Fiona Phillips||2002||Guest presenter (2004, 2005, 2009, 2010)|
|Sherrie Hewson||2003–2016||Guest presenter (2003)|
Guest panellist (2017)
|Kerry Katona||2003–2004||Guest panellist (2016, 2017)|
|Claire Sweeney||2003–2005, 2010||Guest panellist (2012, 2016)|
|Jenny Powell||2000–2001, 2004–2005||Guest presenter (2000)|
|Jenni Trent Hughes||2000–2001, 2004|
|Jane McDonald||2004–2010, 2012–2013||Guest panellist (2011, 2015)|
|Kym Marsh||2005||Guest panellist (2014, 2015, 2016)|
|Nina Wadia||2005–2006||Guest panellist (2015, 2016)|
|Sheree Murphy||2006–2007||Guest panellist (2012, 2015)|
|Lesley Garrett||2006, 2009–2010||Guest panellist (2014)|
|Gillian Taylforth||2006, 2008||Guest panellist (2000)|
|Arlene Phillips||2010||Guest panellist (2016)|
|Beverley Callard||2010||Guest panellist (2016)|
|Cilla Black||2010–2011||Guest presenter (2009)|
Guest panellist (2014)
|Jenny Eclair||2011–2012||Guest panellist (2003)|
|Shobna Gulati||2013–2014||Guest panellist (2010, 2012)|
|Linda Lusardi||2014–2015||Guest panellist (2002)|
|June Sarpong||2015–2016||Guest presenter (2015)|
|Katie Price||2015–2018||Guest panellist (2011, 2014)|
|Ayda Field||2016–2018||Guest panellist (2019)|
|Denise van Outen||2017–2018||Guest panellist (2014)|
|Mel B||2018||Guest panellist (2009)|
|Rebecca Ferguson||2019||Guest 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.
|2007||TV Quick and TV Choice Awards||Best Daytime Show||Won|
|2008||Royal Television Society||Best Daytime Programme||Nominated|
|TV Quick and TV Choice Awards||Best Daytime Programme||Won|
|2009||Television and Radio Industries Club||TV Daytime Programme award||Won|
|TV Quick and TV Choice Awards||Best Daytime Programme||Won|
|TV Times Awards||Favourite Programme||Won|
|2010||National Television Awards||Most Popular Factual Programme||Won|
|TV Choice Awards||Best Daytime Programme||Won|
|2011||National Television Awards||Topical Magazine Programme||Nominated|
|2012||National Television Awards||Best Session||Nominated|
|2016||National Television Awards||Best Magazine Show||Nominated|
|TV Choice Awards||Best Daytime Programme||Nominated||[ citation needed ]|
|2017||Diversity in Media Awards||TV Moment of the Year||Nominated|
|National Television Awards||Best Live Magazine Show||Nominated|
|2018||National Television Awards||Best Daytime Show||Nominated|
|TRIC Awards||Daytime Programme||Nominated||[ citation needed ]|
|2020||National Television Awards||Live Magazine Show||Nominated|
|2021||Royal Television Society||Best Daytime Programme||Won||For the first black panel|
|National Television Awards||Daytime Programme||Nominated|
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