Eagle-eyed viewers of Loose Women will have noticed that telly favourite Coleen Nolan has been AWOL for some time.
But where has she been?
Has she had a fall out with the other girls? Or been pulling a a really lengthy sickie? Or, has she been abducted by aliens?
Well, none of the above, actually. According to her people, she is merely taking some time out from the show to deal with some personal trauma.
It’s been a tough few months for the Nolan sister.
Back in December she revealed her marriage to Ray Fensome was on the rocks and even ditched recording of her solo album (!) so she could try to repair the damage.
Then, after winning Celebrity Big Brother in February, the 52 year old telly star was told that her little half-sister, who was born in the 1950s, could have been among the hundreds of bodies discovered in an unmarked grave at the site of Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway.
“I’ve talked about the half-sister I’ve never met. She was born in Ireland,” Coleen said during her last appearance on Loose Women.
“I always wondered why she didn’t get in touch and I thought, she could have been one of those babies.”
Since then devoted fans have deluged the panelist with messages of support – and she is more than grateful of it.
“Coleen is touched by everyone’s concern,” her rep has revealed.
“The truth is she needs some time away from the spotlight to get her head together.
“With so much going on in her family, she just wanted to be at home, so that’s why she cancelled all her appearances over the last few weeks.”
Although Coleen said that her appearance on CBB saved her marriage, it was reported in a mag last week that she is worried that Ray may have moved on emotionally.