Loose Women send support to “very upset” Coleen Nolan

The star's taking a break from the programme

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The Loose Women panel have sent a message to Coleen Nolan after it was announced she would be taking an “immediate hiatus” from the show.

A statement released to the singer’s Twitter page on Thursday revealed that Coleen is also postponing her solo tour as she’s struggling with the backlash from her TV clash with Kim Woodburn.

On Friday, Coleen’s fellow panellists sent their “very best wishes” to the star, saying they hope she’ll return “very, very soon.”

Read more: Devastated Coleen Nolan postpones solo tour after pulling out of Loose Women

Opening the show, Kaye Adams said: “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.”

It comes hours after Coleen announced she’s decided to step away from all her current showbiz commitments to spend time with her children and family, where she feels “loved and respected”.

Coleen Nolan on Loose Women
Coleen is taking a break from Loose Women following her row with Kim (Credit: ITV)

The statement read: “Following the constant online bullying, trolling and misrepresentation of her words and reactions, it is with sad regret that Coleen is taking an immediate hiatus from all her current commitments including Loose Women and postponing her Never Too late solo concert tour.

“Coleen is devastated to let her supporters and fans down, but is currently not strong enough to withstand this constant unfounded online abuse, so she will be taking time out and spending it with her children and family where she feels loved and respected.”

In the wake of her TV clash with Kim, which played out on Loose Women last week, Coleen withdrew from a planned appearance on the daytime show on Thursday and radio interviews.

A representative for Coleen said she’s still “very upset” over recent events and wanted to spend time with her family.

The statement came after the star broke down in tears on This Morning while discussing the incident with Kim.

Coleen became teary after revealing the backlash she’s received, including vile trolling messages.

Coleen broke down in tears over the backlash she’s received (Credit: ITV)

She said: “If I could go back in time, I would change the whole thing because it was never meant to be like that. I don’t like to see anybody in that much distress, like [Kim] was at the end. It’s been the worst week of my life actually.”

She added: “There’s a campaign to get me fired. They talk about me being a bully and they send me these revolting messages to the point where I cancelled everything last week and I said to my kids, ‘I don’t want to do [the job] anymore.'”

Coleen and Kim had an awkward reunion on Loose Women as they tried to bury the hatchet following a falling out on Celebrity Big Brother last year.

Kim Woodburn and Linda Robson on LW
Kim was left “incredibly upset” over the incident (Credit: ITV)

Read more: Coleen Nolan pulls out of Loose Women and cancels radio appearances

But it didn’t go well with Kim walking off set upset and Coleen being accused of “bullying,” an allegation she denied.

Meanwhile, before announcing she was postponing her tour, Coleen said she would be taking a break from Loose Women in January during her tour.

In an interview with Woman’s Own, the singer said she’d have to take a break from the show as she wouldn’t be able to appear on the panel while she’s travelling to different destinations.

Details of rescheduled tour dates have not been revealed yet.

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