The Latest Celebrity News & Showbiz Gossip
Monday 24th February 2020

Loose Women to celebrate 20th anniversary with "most emotional episode yet"

The programme launched in 1999

ITV is set to air the "most emotional" episode of Loose Women to date as the programme marks 20 years on our screens.

The popular daytime talk show, which celebrates the milestone in September, is kicking off a five-part special on Monday (26.08.19) that will put its panellists in the audience seats to watch clips of the show's biggest moments.

According to The Mirror, it will be "the most emotional Loose Women yet".

A source told the publication: "It's an emotional watch as you see for the first time the women reacting to their biggest moments. It comes as the show prepares to celebrate 20 years on air this September."

Loose Women marks 20 years on air in September (Credit: ITV)

Read more: Fans call Denise Welch 'amazing' as she videos herself in her underwear

Emotional moments the Loose Women will reflect on will include the time Christine Lampard announced her pregnancy on the programme, when she opened up about how nervous she felt.

It will also see Nadia Sawalha look back on the surprise message she received from her husband, Mark Adderly, thanking her for all her support when he battled depression.

Clips will also take viewers back to the times Coleen Nolan, Denise Welch and Andrea McLean announced the end of their marriages.

Coleen Nolan revealed the end of her marriage on the programme (Credit: ITV)

A preview of the five-part special showed Andrea reflecting on the episode in 2012 when she revealed her marriage with her second husband, Steve Toms, was over.

She says: "Do you know, it's never easy announcing that your marriage is ending, it's not something that happens overnight.

"It's a long slow build up of events. Normally it's something that's contained. There comes a point when you have to go public about it."

It follows an emotional moment on the programme yesterday (19.08.19) when Nadia grew tearful as she talked about her first husband Justin Mildwater, who committed suicide in 1997.

She told her fellow panellists: "I had a real tragedy while I was [on EastEnders]. My first husband died and it was a truly, truly awful time for everybody. I had to carry on working, I was in the middle of a very big storyline.

Nadia's first husband committed suicide in 1997 (Credit: ITV)

Read more: Denise Welch reveals she thinks Meghan may 'regret marrying Prince Harry'

"That was really hard because when somebody dies, so many people have an idea of how you should behave and how you should be. I remember just saying, 'Can someone give me the book on what I'm supposed to be doing?'

She went on to say that Pauline Fowler actress Wendy Richard was one of the first to call her and offer support, explaining: "I'll never forget it, [Pauline] said 'I can have a car there straight away, you can come to the flat, you can stay as long as you like'. I didn't take her up because I was really scared of her, but it was such a lovely thing to do it really was."

Nadia also choked up as she spoke about her "volatile" relationship with her sister.

Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think of this story.