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Loose Women
Presented byKaye Adams
Ruth Langsford
Andrea McLean
StarringNadia Sawalha
Jane Moore
Sherrie Hewson
Coleen Nolan
Janet Street-Porter
Linda Robson
Jamelia
Gloria Hunniford
Judy Finnigan
(See full list)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series19
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
Presented byKaye Adams
Ruth Langsford
Andrea McLean
StarringNadia Sawalha
Jane Moore
Sherrie Hewson
Coleen Nolan
Janet Street-Porter
Linda Robson
Jamelia
Gloria Hunniford
Judy Finnigan
(See full list)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series19
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 lifestyle and chat show that has been broadcast on ITV since 6 September 1999. The programme focuses on a panel of four female presenters who interview celebrities and discuss topical issues, ranging from daily politics and current affairs, to celebrity gossip.

Loose Women is part of the ITV daytime programming schedule, airing on weekdays from 12:30−1:30pm.

The 19th series begin airing on 8 September 2014 with the introduction of new regular panelists Judy Finnigan and Gloria Hunniford, alongside Penny Lancaster and Sharon Osbourne as guest panelists.

Presenters[edit]

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

Carol McGiffin holds the record for the most appearances; she appeared in 1172 episodes between 2003 and 2013, followed by Sherrie Hewson, Jane McDonald, Andrea McLean, Coleen Nolan, Denise Welch and Kaye Adams respectively.

Series 1–10[edit]

Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha were the original anchors 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.[2]

Kaye Adams, Nadia Sawalha and Jane Moore all appeared in the very first episode and Ruth Langsford appeared in the second episode. Coleen Nolan, Denise Welch and Linda Robson first appeared as guest panelists during the second, third and fifth series respectively before later becoming regular panelists. Carol McGiffin and Sherrie Hewson, currently the longest serving panelist, began their stints as regular panelists at the start of the fourth series.

Series 11–17[edit]

From 2007 to 2009, the anchor job was mainly shared by Jackie Brambles and Andrea McLean. Following Brambles' departure in August 2009,[3] 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 Andrea McLean and Carol Vorderman, replacing Thornton, coinciding with the departures of panelists Coleen Nolan, Zoe Tyler and Lynda Bellingham.

Series 18[edit]

Loose Women underwent a presenter revamp for its eighteenth series, following the departure of panelist Carol McGiffin at the end of series 17.[4] Long-running panelists Denise Welch, Jane McDonald and Lisa Maxwell also departed from the programme in October 2013, December 2013 and March 2014 respectively.[5]

Many former presenters were reintroduced for the eighteenth series of the programme. Coleen Nolan, Nadia Sawalha and Jane Moore returned as panelist during October 2013, whereas Kaye Adams returned as anchor in November.[6] Later, Ruth Langsford rejoined the programme as an anchor in January 2014.[7]

Jamelia, a singer-songwriter, and Myleene Klass, a singer and pianist, joined the programme as panelists in November 2013 and January 2014 respectively.[8]

Series 19[edit]

The panel underwent a further presenter revamp for its nineteenth following the departures of Sally Lindsay, Carol Vorderman[9] and Shobna Gulati. Claire Richards and Myleene Klass, who had been panelists for series 18, also did not return. Judy Finnigan and Gloria Hunniford were announced as new panelists whilst it was also announced that Sharon Osbourne and Penny Lancaster would appear as guest panelists. The series also featured a total revamp in the style of the show, with the logo, set and theme tune changed dramatically, and the presenter and panelists walking out to their respective seats at the start, behind a smaller desk, closer to the audience.

Two episodes of Loose Women (that aired on 20 October 2014, and 22 October 2014, respectively) were dedicated to Lynda Bellingham's memory, with the latter date being her final ever television appearance.

The anchor team currently consists of Kaye Adams, Ruth Langsford and Andrea McLean. The panel also rotate throughout the week, with three of them appearing on each show. Langsford and Coleen Nolan often appear three times a week, whilst McLean, Jane Moore, Nadia Sawalha, Janet Street-Porter, Linda Robson and Jamelia usually appear twice a week. Adams, Sherrie Hewson, Gloria Hunniford and Judy Finnigan usually appear once a week.

Current Panel[edit]

Anchors (Seat 1)DurationRelated note(s)
Kaye Adams1999–2006, 2013–Guest panelist (2014)
Ruth Langsford1999–2000, 2009–10, 2012, 2014–Regular panelist (1999–2000); Guest panelist (2002);
Guest anchor (2006, 2007, 2013)
Andrea McLean2007–
Panelists (Seat 2)DurationRelated note(s)
Coleen Nolan2004–11, 2013–Guest panelist (2000); Guest anchor (2014)
Linda Robson2012–Guest panelist (2003, 2010, 2011)
Gloria Hunniford2014–Guest panelist (2003); Guest anchor (2014)
Panelists (Seat 3)DurationRelated note(s)
Nadia Sawalha1999–2002, 2013–Regular co-anchor (1999-2002)
Jamelia2013–
Judy Finnigan2014–
Panelists (Seat 4)DurationRelated note(s)
Jane Moore1999–2002, 2013–Guest anchor (2000)
Sherrie Hewson2003–Guest anchor (2003)
Janet Street-Porter2011–

Related programming[edit]

On 19 November 2010, as part of Children in Need 2010, McLean, Zoe Tyler, McGiffin, Hewson and 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 Adams and 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 Brambles and Nolan, with McDonald and 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 McLean, Hewson, McGiffin and 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 McGiffin, Hewson, Maxwell and 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. ^ Loose Women, TV.com, 20 July 2011
  2. ^ "LOOSE WOMAN: THE KAYE ADAMS COLUMN". Daily Record. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2007. 
  3. ^ "Loose Women anchor Jackie Brambles quits on air". The Sun. 6 May 2009. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Fletcher, Alex (3 October 2013). "Coleen Nolan, Kaye Adams return to 'Loose Women'". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ Children In Need, ITV, 20 July 2011
  11. ^ Loose @ 5.30, IMDB, 20 July 2011[unreliable source?]
  12. ^ Live Talk, IMDB, 20 July 2011[unreliable source?]
  13. ^ Frauenzimmer Wikipedia.de, 17 August 2010
  14. ^ [3] Buy Let Loose play, 20 July 2011]
  15. ^ [4] 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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