Loose Women

Weekdays 12:30 PM on ITV Premiered Sep 06, 1999 In Season


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Loose Women airs through Monday-Friday, every lunchtime at 12.30pm on ITV1. The show's sixteenth series is currently airing. Each episode is repeated the morning afterwards between 1am and 3am on ITV1 and clips are also available from the shows website. From early 2010, ITV2 has repeated the same days show at 3.30pm in the afternoon and then the following morning at 8.30am.

The show see's a panel of women anchored by either Andrea McLean (from 2007) or Carol Vorderman (from 2011) discuss issues hitting the newspapers and in the media at the time, celebrity guests (often two, sometimes one, or two with a musical guest performing at the end of the show) are also interviewed by the panel. From 2011 every show aired is broadcast as live.

The shows format is modelled on it's American counterpart The View. From the 26th of October 2009, a new show in Germany has begun which follows the Loose Women formula more closely then The View's formula, Frauenzimmer. The show is currently sponsored by isme.com. At the end of March 2009, the shows website underwent a rebrand, making it more interactive, the show was briefly repeated at this time on ITV2 at 3.45pm, however these repeats had stopped airing by May. The website underwent a further change on March 15th 2010, now allowing viewers to interact directly with the show as it airs. Further changes were made ahead of the new look launching in September 2011.

The panel currently consists of Carol McGiffin who's appeared on the show since 2003, Sherrie Hewson who began in 2003, Denise Welch who has been with the show since 2005, Lynda Bellingham who has been with the show since 2007,Lisa Maxwell who began in 2009, Janet Street-Porter who started in 2011, Jenny Eclair who started in 2011 and Sally Lindsay who started in 2011.

The original team, in 1999, was headed up by Kaye Adams (who anchored the first ten series) alongside Nadia Sawalha (who appeared as a co-anchor for the first three series) with Trish Adudu, Karren Brady, Pattie Coldwell, Philippa Kennedy, Ruth Langsford, Jane Moore, and guest panellist Bridget Rowe.

In 2000 the team consisted of Kaye & Nadia with Trish, Karren, Pattie, Philippa, Ruth, Carol and Jane. Plus new ladies Sheryl Gascoigne, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Coleen Nolan, Gillian Taylforth and Anthea Turner.

The show briefly entered a hiatus after it's second series, making way for the same team to head up a new show entitled Live Talk, with a move to a Manchester studio. After two series of Live Talk, in September 2002, Loose Women returned, in the same studio.

In 2002 the team consisted of Kaye & Nadia with Ruth, Carol and Jane, with new girls, Fiona Phillips, Claire Sweeney and Rebecca Wheatley. Nadia Sawalha left the show after this series.

In 2003 the only original members of the team who had appeared in previous series were Kaye, Carol and Claire. The new girls this year were Helen Adams, Susie Amy, Amanda Barrie, Tamara Beckwith, Denise Black, Sarah Cawood, Terri Dwyer, Jenny Eclair, Kate Garraway, Trisha Goddard, Sherrie Hewson, Gloria Hunniford, Kerry Katona, Jayne Middlemiss, Bette Midler, Gigi Morley, Eve Pollard, Linda Robson, Lisa Rogers, Jacey Salles and Nina Sebastiane. Between series four and five, the show moved to Norwich.

In 2004 the returning members of the team consisted of Kaye, Terri, Kate, Sherrie, Kerry, Carol and Claire. Plus the panel saw the return of Coleen Nolan and Fiona Phillips. The new girls this year were Josie D'Arby, Christine Hamilton, Amy Lam���©, Jane McDonald, Wendi Peters, Jenny Powell, Lucy Speed and Jenni Trent Hughes. The show then moved to its current home in London.

In 2005 the returning members of the team consisted of Kaye, Terri, Sherrie, Jane, Carol, Coleen, Fiona, Jenny and Claire. The new members of the team were Jeni Barnett, Jackie Brambles, Rhona Cameron, Lucy Jo-Hudson, Carol Malone, Melanie Sykes, Nina Wadia, and Denise Welch.

In 2006 the returning members of the team consisted of Kaye, Jackie, Terri, Sherrie, Jane, Carol, Coleen, Nina and Denise. Plus the panel saw the return of Kate Garraway, Ruth Langsford and Gillian Taylforth. The new members of the team this year were Jo Bunting, Lesley Garrett, Alison Hammond, Sue Jenkins, Kym Marsh, Sheree Murphy and Sarah Totty. Following directly from the end of the ninth series of the show, original host Kaye Adams joined by Loose Women favourite and comedian Ted Robbins, tested out the formula of the show at a later timeslot in the show Loose at 5:30. The show integrated men into the panel for the first time since it began, however didn't prove as popular as it did in it's lunchtime slot so moved back for the shows tenth series.

After finishing series 10, Kaye decided to leave the show, saying she wanted time to work on other projects.

Previous panellists took the helm in 2007, however eventually Andrea McLean and Jackie Brambles became the main anchors. Returning members of the team consisted of Jo, Sherrie, Ruth, Jane, Carol, Sheree, Coleen and Denise. Plus the panel saw the return of Carole Malone. The new girls this series were Lynda Bellingham, Jennifer Ellison, Michelle Gayle, Sharon Marshall, Suzanne Shaw, Zoe Tyler and Toyah Willcox.

In 2008 the returning members of the team consisted of Jackie, Andrea, Lynda, Jo, Sherrie, Jane, Carol, Coleen, Zoe and Denise. The panel saw the return of Melanie Sykes and Gillian Taylforth to the show. Both Emma Bunton and Sinitta made guest panellist appearances.

In Series 13 (2008-2009), the returning members of the panel were Andrea, Jackie, Carol, Sherrie, Jane, Lynda, Coleen, Zoe and Denise. The only new loose woman this series was Lisa Maxwell. Gillian Taylforth and Lesley Garrett also made a return to the panel. Guest panellists and hosts this series were Penny Smith, Fiona Phillips, Jodie Prenger, Daisy McAndrew and Danielle Bux. The first Make Me A Loose Woman winning panellist, Rachel Agnew also appeared later in the series. Jackie Brambles (previously appearing on the panel between 2005 and 2006, before anchoring from 2007), announced on May 5th, she will not be returning for the new series in September.

In Series 14 (2009 - 2010), the returning members of the panel were Andrea, Carol, Sherrie, Jane, Lynda, Coleen, Zoe and Denise. Kate Thornton joined the show as anchor taking Jackie's role. Throughout this series Ruth Langsford, resumed becoming a regular stand-in host when Andrea or Kate weren't present, as had Denise Welch. Cilla Black and Kate Garraway had both also stood in as guest hosts. Whilst Mel B, Lisa Snowdon and Amanda Donohoe had appeared as guest panellists. Whilst Rachel Agnew who won the search for a new Loose Women in 2009, also appeared as a panellist towards the end of 2009. This was the last series to feature Jane McDonald as a panelist.

In Series 15 (2010 - 2011), the returning members of the panel were Andrea, Kate, Carol, Sherrie, Lynda, Coleen, Zoe and Denise. Carol Vorderman, Cilla Black and Kate Garraway appeared as guest hosts. Whilst Cilla, Sarah Millican, Jenni Eclair and Janet-Street Porter all became regular panellists. This was the last series to feature Coleen Nolan, Zoe Tyler and Kate Thornton on the panel. Cilla Black and Sarah Millican have not been announced as returning as of yet either.


Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 9/30/2011

Season 16 : Episode 20


    Kate Thornton gets Loose Women job

  • Andrea McLean

    Andrea McLean

    Host [Series 11-]

    Carol Vorderman

    Carol Vorderman

    Host [Series 16-]

    Carol McGiffin

    Carol McGiffin

    Panelist [Series 4-]

    Sherrie Hewson

    Sherrie Hewson

    Panelist [Series 4-]

    Denise Welch

    Denise Welch

    Panelist [Series 7-]