Loose Women

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Loose Women
Loose Women.png
FormatTalk show
Presented byKaye Adams
Ruth Langsford
Andrea McLean
Carol Vorderman
StarringNadia Sawalha
Jane Moore
Sherrie Hewson
Coleen Nolan
Janet Street-Porter
Sally Lindsay
Linda Robson
Shobna Gulati
Jamelia
Myleene Klass
Claire Richards
(See full list)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series20[1]
Production
Executive producer(s)Emma Gormley
Producer(s)Richard Stowe
Andy Tippins
Natasha Neeson
Editor(s)Martin Frizell
Location(s)The London Studios
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)ITV Studios (2005–)
Anglia Television (2002–05)
Granada Television (1999–2002)
Broadcast
Original channelITV
Original run6 September 1999[1] – present
External links
Website
 
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Loose Women
Loose Women.png
FormatTalk show
Presented byKaye Adams
Ruth Langsford
Andrea McLean
Carol Vorderman
StarringNadia Sawalha
Jane Moore
Sherrie Hewson
Coleen Nolan
Janet Street-Porter
Sally Lindsay
Linda Robson
Shobna Gulati
Jamelia
Myleene Klass
Claire Richards
(See full list)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series20[1]
Production
Executive producer(s)Emma Gormley
Producer(s)Richard Stowe
Andy Tippins
Natasha Neeson
Editor(s)Martin Frizell
Location(s)The London Studios
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)ITV Studios (2005–)
Anglia Television (2002–05)
Granada Television (1999–2002)
Broadcast
Original channelITV
Original run6 September 1999[1] – present
External links
Website

Loose Women is a British lunchtime television program, first broadcast in 1999 on ITV. It consists of a panel of four women who interview celebrities and discuss topical issues, ranging from daily politics and current affairs, to celebrity gossip. As of 2012, the programme averages 1.2 million viewers daily which has remained the same since the show began. The 20th series began on 9 September 2013. The programme underwent a presenter revamp in 2013 with the departures of Carol McGiffin[2] and Denise Welch,[3] the reintroduction of Coleen Nolan, Kaye Adams,[4] Nadia Sawalha and Jane Moore[5] and the introduction of Jamelia.[6] Loose Women returned after a two week Christmas break in January 2014. The show received a new look, with a new logo, titles, and a slightly altered set.

The former Loose Women logo
(2011–13)

Presenters[edit]

The panel comprises four women from various professions in the entertainment and journalism industries.

Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha were the original presenters: 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.[7]

From 2007 to 2009, the anchor job was mainly shared by Jackie Brambles and Andrea McLean. Following Brambles' departure in August 2009,[8] Kate Thornton took over from her during the following month and continued to present the show in rotation with McLean until August 2011.

Following a relaunch in September 2011, the role of anchor was shared between McLean and Carol Vorderman, replacing Thornton. Kaye Adams and Ruth Langsford rejoined the panel as anchors in October 2013 and January 2014 respectively,[9] alongside McLean and Vorderman. Adams usually hosts the Monday and Tuesday shows, Langsford hosts most Wednesday shows whilst the Thursday and Friday shows are usually hosted by either McLean or Vorderman.

The panel also rotate throughout the week, with three of them appearing on each show. Coleen Nolan and Shobna Gulati always sit next to the anchor, Jane Moore or Janet Street-Porter sit on the next seat along whilst Sherrie Hewson sits at the far end of the panel. Myleene Klass or Claire Richards take seat 2 if Coleen Nolan or Shobna Gulati do not appear, Jamelia takes seat 3 if Jane Moore or Janet Street-Porter do not appear, whilst Nadia Sawalha, Sally Lindsay or Linda Robson sit at the far end of the panel when Sherrie Hewson does not appear. The only panellists who have so far not appeared together are Claire Richards with either Sherrie Hewson, Sally Lindsay, Shobna Gulati or Jamelia, and Shobna Gulati with either Kaye Adams or Coleen Nolan.

Kaye Adams, Nadia Sawalha and Jane Moore all appeared in the very first episode and Ruth Langsford appeared in the second episode. Former panellist Carol McGiffin holds the record for the most appearances; she appeared in 1172 episodes between 2003 and 2013, followed by Jane McDonald, Sherrie Hewson, Andrea McLean and Coleen Nolan.

Current Panellists[edit]

Anchors (Seat 1)DurationRelated note(s)
Kaye Adams1999–2006, 2013–
Ruth Langsford1999–2000, 2009–10, 2012, 2014–Regular panellist (1999–2000); Guest panellist (2002);
Guest anchor (2006, 2007, 2013)
Andrea McLean2007–
Carol Vorderman2011–Guest anchor (2010)
Panellists (Seat 2)DurationRelated note(s)
Coleen Nolan2004–11, 2013–Guest panellist (2000); Guest anchor (2014)
Shobna Gulati2013–Guest panellist (2010, 2012)
Myleene Klass [a]2014–
Claire Richards [b]2014–
Panellists (Seat 3)DurationRelated note(s)
Jane Moore [c]1999–2002, 2013–Guest anchor (2000)
Janet Street-Porter2011–
Jamelia [d]2013–
Panellists (Seat 4)DurationRelated note(s)
Nadia Sawalha [e]1999–2002, 2013–Regular co-anchor (1999-2002)
Sherrie Hewson2003–Guest anchor (2003)
Sally Lindsay [f]2011–
Linda Robson [g]2012–Guest panellist (2003, 2010, 2011)
  1. ^ Myleene Klass will move to seat 3 or 4 to accommodate Coleen Nolan and Claire Richards and to seat 4 to accommodate Shobna Gulati and Jamelia.
  2. ^ Claire Richards will move to seat 3 or 4 to accommodate Coleen Nolan.
  3. ^ Jane Moore will move to seat 4 to accommodate Janet Street-Porter.
  4. ^ Jamelia will move to seat 2 or 3 to accommodate Jane Moore and to seat 2 to accommodate Janet Street-Porter.
  5. ^ Nadia Sawalha will move to seat 2 to accommodate Sherrie Hewson and to seat 3 to accommodate Linda Robson.
  6. ^ Sally Lindsay will move to seat 2 or 3 to accommodate Sherrie Hewson and to seat 2 to accommodate Nadia Sawalha.
  7. ^ Linda Robson will move to seat 2 to accommodate Nadia Sawalha.

Related programming[edit]

On 19 November 2010, as part of Children in Need 2010, Andrea McLean, Zoe Tyler, Carol McGiffin, Sherrie Hewson and Denise Welch performed Girls Aloud's song "The Promise" as Nanas Aloud.[10]

Loose @ 5.30[edit]

Loose @ 5.30 aired at 5.30pm on ITV for two weeks from 29 May 2006. This teatime spin-off of Loose Women was a slight twist on the original format; the panel was composed of both men and women for the first time.[11]

PresenterNotes
Kaye AdamsCo-anchor with Ted Robbins
Ted RobbinsCo-anchor with Kaye Adams
Sherrie HewsonFrom Loose Women
Jane McDonaldFrom Loose Women
Carol McGiffinFrom Loose Women
Coleen NolanFrom Loose Women
Denise WelchFrom Loose Women
Jason Gardiner
Jeff Brazier

Live Talk[edit]

Live Talk was a re-branding of Loose Women. The programme lasted for two series, the first in 2000 and the second in 2001, and was co-anchored by Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha.[12]

International variations[edit]

Merchandise[edit]

In late 2008, ITV released Let Loose: The Very Best Of Loose Women, a DVD featuring highlights of Series 12 and 13. The DVD is introduced by Jackie Brambles and Coleen Nolan, with Jane McDonald and Carol McGiffin giving an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the set at The London Studios.[14] A second DVD was released in November 2009, entitled Late Night with the Loose Women. The extended programme features Andrea McLean, Sherrie Hewson, Carol McGiffin and Jane McDonald discussing raunchier topics than the television timeslot permits, and includes appearances by guests Will Mellor, Rustie Lee and Christopher Biggins.[15] 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.[16]

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.[17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

DateCeremonyAwardStatus
3 September 2007TV Quick and TV Choice AwardsBest Daytime ShowWon[18]
19 March 2008Royal Television SocietyBest Daytime ProgrammeNominated[19]
25 June 2008TV Quick and TV Choice AwardsBest Daytime ProgrammeWon[20]
10 March 2009Television and Radio Industries ClubTV Daytime Programme awardWon[21]
7 September 2009TV Quick and TV Choice AwardsBest Daytime ProgrammeWon[20]
28 November 2009TV Times AwardsFavourite ProgrammeWon[22]
20 January 2010National Television AwardsMost Popular Factual ProgrammeWon[23]
6 September 2010TV Choice AwardsBest Daytime ProgrammeWon[24]
26 January 2011National Television AwardsTopical Magazine ProgrammeNominated[25]
25 January 2012National Television AwardsBest TalkshowNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Loose Women, TV.com, 20 July 2011
  2. ^ Chester, Jason (25 August 2013). "'I've exhausted my repertoire of anecdotes': Carol McGiffin quits her day job on Loose Women after ten years". The Sunday People. MailOnline. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Duncan, Amy (6 October 2013). "‘The bosses are choosing to turn back time and I would rather move forward’: Denise Welch quits Loose Women after ten years". Sunday Mirror. Metro. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Fletcher, Alex (3 October 2013). "Coleen Nolan, Kaye Adams return to 'Loose Women'". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Nadia Sawalha and Jane Moore return to Loose Women". itv.com. (ITV plc). 9 October 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "That'll give them something to talk about: Former pop star Jamelia joins panel of ITV's Loose Women". MailOnline. (Daily Mail). 25 November 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "LOOSE WOMAN: THE KAYE ADAMS COLUMN". Daily Record. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2007. 
  8. ^ "Loose Women anchor Jackie Brambles quits on air". The Sun. May 6, 2009. 
  9. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a539751/loose-women-adds-ruth-langsford-to-regular-panel-myleene-klass-to-guest.html
  10. ^ Children In Need, ITV, 20 July 2011
  11. ^ Loose @ 5.30, IMDB, 20 July 2011
  12. ^ Live Talk, IMDB, 20 July 2011
  13. ^ Frauenzimmer Wikipedia.de, 17 August 2010
  14. ^ [1] Buy Let Loose play, 20 July 2011]
  15. ^ [2] Buy Late Night play, 20 July 2011]
  16. ^ Loose Women In New York Play.com, 17 August 2010
  17. ^ ITV Shop Results ITV, 20 July 2011
  18. ^ Coronation Street leads ITV Victory guardian.co.uk, 20 July 2011
  19. ^ Loose Women running amok dailymail.co.uk, 20 July 2011
  20. ^ a b TV Quick Awards itv.com, 20 July 2011
  21. ^ 2009 Winners tric.org.uk, 20 July 2011
  22. ^ All the 2009 winners whatsontv.co.uk, 20 July 2011
  23. ^ Loose Women hit Afterparty dailymail.co.uk, 20 July 2011
  24. ^ Loose Women stars live reputations dailymail.co.uk, 20 July 2011
  25. ^ National Television Awards Nominations in full metro.co.uk, 20 July 2011

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