Coleen Nolan has said she wishes Kim Woodburn “well” for the future but hopes they never cross paths again.
The 53-year-old star has spoken out following the pair’s awkward and heated exchange on Wednesday’s episode of Loose Women, which saw Kim, 76, storming off set in tears.
It had been billed as a chance for the women to bury the hatchet after falling out on Celebrity Big Brother last year, but instead descended into a bitter and public row.
More than 3,000 people have complained to Ofcom over the clash.
Speaking to The Mirror, Coleen said: “I wish Kim well. I hate to see anyone unhappy. But I want to forget we ever met again. I will never appear on a show with her again. It is better we keep to our own paths.”
Coleen’s rep previously said the TV reunion had not been Coleen’s idea, and was instead devised by Loose Women’s producers.
A statement released in the aftermath of the row said: “For clarity – Coleen did not ask for Kim Woodburn to come on the show nor ask to be reunited with her – Loose Women organised the show.
“Coleen has no say in their choice of guests. Coleen stayed as calm as possible whilst being insulted live on air which was incredibly unpleasant.”
Coleen added to The Mirror that she’s “not a bully” and it’s hurtful to be branded with the label.
She claimed: “From the moment she arrived, it was clear Kim didn’t want to make up. Now I wish I could go back in time and not do it. It was ugly, upsetting and unpleasant for everyone.”
After the interview with The Mirror was published, Coleen’s official Twitter – run by her management – said: “Here is Coleen’s only interview about ‘that show’ she won’t be commenting on Kim again so all future tweets on KW will be ignored.
Here is Coleen’s only interview about ‘that show’ she won’t be commenting on Kim again so all future tweets on KW will be ignored – she thanks all her fans and the #Loosewomen fans for knowing who she really is – and she can’t wait to be back at work next week and sends her ❤️ https://t.co/f45GypwSFu
— Coleen Nolan (@NolanColeen) August 30, 2018
“She thanks all her fans and the
#Loosewomen fans for knowing who she really is – and she can’t wait to be back at work next week and sends her love.”
Kim, meanwhile, has claimed she only appeared on Loose Women as she’d been told Coleen wanted to patch up their differences.
Her rep told ED! in a statement: “Kim was invited onto Loose Women as she was told Coleen wanted to hold peace talks with her.
“When she arrived this morning, Kim was briefed and told Coleen would speak first and give her reasons for their row. She was told Coleen wanted to bury the hatchet.”
“However when Kim walked on set, Coleen refused to speak first and made Kim do all the talking. This left Kim on the spot and out of her depth.
“This incident has left Kim incredibly upset and she feels disappointed with what happened.”
Kim later told The Sun she’d like to see Coleen and her sister Linda Nolan, 59, given the boot from Loose Women as she believes they both “mocked” her when she spoke about her abusive childhood.
She said: “I was ambushed, it was disgusting. It was like a circus and I was there for some cruel entertainment. I want Coleen and her sister fired.”
The How Clean Is Your House star added: “They should not be on that show. And I will do all I can to get them off it.”
However, Coleen’s son, Shane Nolan, laughed off the idea his mum would be fired, telling Twitter followers: “Wait, wait a minute, what’s that sound , that’s the sound of my mum skipping down the halls of ITV because she hasn’t been sacked. U absolute morons that block button is absolutely brilliant (sic).”
A spokesperson for Loose Women said: “Kim agreed to come onto the panel today at the invitation of the producers on the understanding it was for a reconciliation with Coleen.
“Kim becoming upset was never the intention and the panel did endeavour to comfort her.
“She was offered counselling after the show, which she declined.”
During her Loose Women appearance, Kim accused Coleen of making her life “hell” and “bullying her with seven other people” during their time in the CBB house.
She also claimed she’d only come on Loose Women as she’d been paid a “good amount of money”.
Coleen said on Loose Women she felt Kim came into Big Brother with a game plan to look like a victim. She claimed Kim “just wanted to have a go at people all the time”, calling her “antagonistic” and wanting rows.
“I didn’t tell you how vile you were from day one which I should have done,” added Coleen, “You’re horrible and self-centered.”
Well, that escalated quickly… Kim Woodburn is now being looked after backstage by the team. pic.twitter.com/rFnA2ZXga4
— Loose Women (@loosewomen) August 29, 2018
Kim spoke about her childhood and how that impacted on her CBB experience, saying: “I’m going to tell you something then I’m going to go. I had a very very sad childhood, I had a brutal childhood…”
As she spoke, Coleen remarked that the CBB housemates had heard the story before, which angered and upset Kim.
When Linda Robson tried to comfort her, Kim retorted: “Don’t be too faced.”
Linda said: “I’m not being too faced, I’m trying to comfort you!”
Kim added: “I had a brutal, rotten childhood. I can’t describe what I went through. I went in that Big Brother house and all the memories of those years came back with the bullying they were doing to me.”
She added: “I was very upset in that house but I pretended I wasn’t. I was terribly upset. They picked on me.”
As the chat became even more heated, Kim got up out of her seat and stormed off, telling Coleen she was a “con artist” and “trash”.
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.
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