The Loose Women panel have hit back at Gemma Collins after she branded their show “bland and boring”.
Jane Moore, 56, can’t understand why the Only Way is Essex star has accused the presenters of being “rude” to her when she appeared on the show in June, because she insisted she and her fellow panellists have always been “lovely” to the 37-year-old blonde.
In an interview with The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre TV column, Jane said: “I’ve done Loose Women two or three times with Gemma Collins. She was good as gold. We’ve had a lovely time.
“So when I read what she’d said I had no idea what she was talking about.”
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On her last appearance, Gemma was quizzed over a magazine interview where she refused to answer questions because the journalist hadn’t read her new book, but Nadia Sawalha, 53, insists all guests are briefed on potential topics of discussion before they go on air.
She said: “The one thing I know is that we are always lovely with guests. We’re always really mindful of things.
“Everything is checked and double checked that they’re happy to talk about it. So we feel pretty confident on that.”
Gemma previously called for the programme to be given a “shake up” after she was “annihilated” as a guest.
When asked if she could ever see herself as a ‘Loose Women’ panellist, she told Digital Spy: “Never. Never ever. Never ever in a million years.
“I am the GC, I find the show needs shaking up. The last time I was on the show, I was invited on and the women were quite rude to me. I was going through quite a difficult time. They invited me on the show and basically annihilated me. Not for me. I will never go on ‘Loose Women’ ever again.
“I think it’s bland, it’s boring, it needs shaking up.”
In other Loose Women news, Nadia has insisted fellow panellist Coleen Nolan will be back on the show soon.
The 53-year-old has been absent from the ITV lunchtime show over the last month, after stepping down from all her work commitments in the wake of nasty online abuse.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Nadia said: “Everybody’s in contact with her. Everybody’s supporting her, and we can’t wait to have her back on the show.”
When asked if Coleen will definitely return, Nadia said: “Oh God, yes. Yes. I don’t know [when].”
Coleen announced her hiatus from Loose Women earlier this month, as well as plans to postpone her solo tour that had been due to kick off in January.
Kaye Adams said on a previous episode of the show: “Before we get started, as some of you may be aware, Coleen is taking a bit of time out from Loose Women.
“We all just want to send her our love and very best wishes. Coleen is a brilliant Loose Woman and we really hope to see her back here very, very soon.”
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