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Loose Women Presenters Past & Present

Many famous faces have graced the panel!

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Daytime TV show Loose Women has been entertaining the nation for almost two decades, and viewers have seen multiple faces take to the panel to discuss the topics of the day over the years.

Here’s a guide to all the cast members, both present and past, who have hosted the lunchtime chat show.

Current Loose Women hosts

Ruth Langsford: 1999 to present

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Ruth appeared in the second episode of the show when it launched in 1999 (Credit: ITV)

Ruth Langsford made her debut on Loose Women back in 1999 as a guest panellist before officially becoming a regular presenter on the show one year later.

The star, who appeared in the second episode of the show, has become a firm favourite among fans and has starred in over 386 episodes.

Ruth often amuses the audience by spilling details on her marriage to telly star hubby Eamonn Holmes, telling naughty stories and discussing her personal life away.

As well as hosting Loose Women, Ruth has also made a name for herself on ITV’s  This Morning, which she hosts every Friday alongside Eamonn.

Andrea McLean: 2007 to present

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Andrea has appeared in over 1,000 episodes of the show! (Credit: ITV)

Andrea McLean is a fully-fledged loose lady and has featured in over 1,152 episodes!

The telly fave made her debut on the chat show in 2007 and left her role on GMTV in 2008 to focus on Loose Women.

When she first started on the show, Andrea mainly shared the presenting job with Jackie Brambles. She has since become a regular panellist in seat number one on the panel.

Andrea has become a relatable panellist on the programme as she often shares her relationship experiences and how she parents her children.

Kaye Adams: 1999 to present

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Kaye appeared in the first ever instalment of the programme (Credit: ITV)

Kaye Adams is one of the longest-serving panellists on Loose Women since appearing in the show’s first ever episode in 1999. She appeared alongside Nadia Sawalha, Jane Moore and Karren Brady.

At the end of 2006, she left to go on maternity leave.

After a brief break from the show, Kaye returned in 2013 and was a main presenter in rotation with Carol Vorderman and Andrea McLean.

Coleen Nolan: 1999 to present

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Coleen has become a favourite among fans thanks to her dry humour (Credit: ITV)

Coleen Nolan is a hugely popular panellist on Loose Women thanks to her dry sense of humour and witty remarks.

The presenter became a regular panellist on the programme a year after its launch in 1999. She remained with the show on and off for eleven years.

Coleen left the daytime show in 2011, however returned as a panellist two years later. Since July 2015, the star has also been an occasional main anchor of the show.

Christine Lampard: 2016 to present

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Christine made her debut on the show in 2016 (Credit: ITV)

Irish presenter Christine Lampard (nee Bleakley) made her debut as a Loose Women panellist just two years ago.

She was a guest panellist at first before becoming a permanent anchor, hosting the show in rotation with Ruth Langsford and Andrea McLean.

Christine, who is currently expecting her first child with retired footballer husband Frank, has also presented for ITV’s This Morning and filled in for Lorraine Kelly on her breakfast show Lorraine.

Janet Street-Porter: 2011 to present

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Janet is known for being one of the most straight-talking panellists (Credit: ITV)

Janet Street-Porter is probably one of the most straight-talking Loose Women panellists and defintiely let’s everyone know how she feels on different topics.

Janet made her debut on the show in 2011 and has been a regular panellist ever since.

The journalist is known for standing her ground on the show and causing a stir with some of her views.

Jane Moore: 1999 to present

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Jane is one of the longest-serving panellists on the show (Credit: ITV)

Jane Moore has been a panellist on Loose Women since its launch 19 years ago. The Sun columnist was a presenter on the chat show between 1999 and 2002.

She returned to the programme in October 2013 and has been a regular panellist since.

Jane has also guest presented ITV’s This Morning and has previously been a panellist on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff.

Stacey Solomon: 2016 to present

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Stacey has won over fans with her bubbly personality (Credit: FameFlynet)

Stacey Solomon has only been a panellist on Loose Women for two years but she’s become one of the more popular presenters on the show.

The former X Factor finalist appeared several times as a guest panellist on the show in 2016. It was later announced that she would become a regular alongside Lisa Riley after Vicky Pattison and Jamelia left the show.

There are also several other panellists who regularly feature on the hour-long show: including Linda Robson, Lisa Riley, Katie Price Gloria Hunniford, Ayda Field, Denise van Outen, Anne Diamond and Saira Khan.

Past Loose Women presenters

Carol McGiffin: 2003 to 2013

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Carol announced her engagement on the show in 2009! (Credit: ITV)

Carol McGiffin was a popular panellist on Loose Women for a decade. She made her debut in 2003 and departed in 2013.

During her time on the show, Carol shared a lot with viewers and even announced her engagement to her toyboy lover Mark Cassidy on the programme back in 2009!

However, a few years after her departure Carol hit out at the show after she failed to secure an invite to Loose Women’s 18th birthday bash in 2017.

She shared a series of tweets, writing: “Not furious, not surprised, just a teeny bit sad.”

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Carol with former panellist Denise Welch (Photo by Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock)

The presenter sarcastically replied to one fan saying: “I only did 13 years and over 1,000 shows, why would I even be asked???!!!”

Despite this, Carol has previously said she would go back on the show as a regular panellist.

In February 2017, when asked if she would return, Carol tweeted a fan: “Yes, I would go back but only if certain panellists were let go.”

Denise Welch: 2005 to 2013

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Denise was one of the longest-serving panellists on the show (Credit: ITV)

Denise Welch was a panellist on Loose Women for eight years. She made her debut in 2005 and left the programme in 2013.

The actress starred in over 500 episodes of the show and was known for her straight-talking personality. The star suddenly quit the show five years ago, which came as a shock to many fans.

Last year, Denise revealed she left the show because she was “ready to stop talking about myself”.

She told the HuffPost: “Loose Women was very good to me for many years and I love the fact the public got to know me as Denise and I was bringing a lot of awareness to things I was passionate about, but I was ready to stop talking about myself.”

She continued: “I’d done it for so long that people had forgotten I was an actress. I needed to concentrate on going back to that because it is my first love and that’s what I do best.”

Sherrie Hewson: 2003 to 2016

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Sherrie left the show to get back into acting (Credit: ITV)

Sherrie Hewson was one of the longest-serving panellists on Loose Women.

Shortly after her departure on the show, Sherrie admitted she left because she wanted to get back into acting.

She told The Mirror at the time: “I had a chance to go to Hollywood early in my career but I turned it down and I always wondered whether I’d done the right thing.

“I have a friend who’s a casting director in LA and he sent me an email saying I’d be perfect for work over there now.”

Jane McDonald: 2004 to 2014

Loose Women favourite Jane McDonald
Jane left the show to focus on her music career (Credit: ITV)

Jane McDonald first joined Loose Women as a regular presenter in 2004 and appeared on the show three times a week.

She left in 2010 to concentrate on her music career, however she returned in 2012.

Jane finally made the decision to quit the show for good in 2013.

The star returned in June 2015 for one episode, and then returned as a guest on two occasions last year.

Actress Lisa Maxwell was also a popular panellist on the show from 2009 to 2014, as well as Lynda Bellingham, who appeared on the show between 2007 and 2011.

Other popular stars who have graced the panel more recently are Geordie Shore’s Vicky Pattison, singer Jamelia and Martine McCutcheon.

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Lisa was a popular member of the Loose Women panel (Credit: ITV)

Many reports suggested reality TV star Vicky was axed from the show after nine months in 2016, however the star said she left to focus on other opportunities.

She tweeted at the time: “Regardless of what may have been incorrectly reported about me, I would like to set the record straight: I loved my time on @loosewomen but it was only a summer contract and now I’m having some time off before I start some big & exciting projects this autumn!”

Meanwhile, former panellist Jamelia found herself in a similar situation.

Reports said she was dropped from the daytime show, however Jamelia hit back at those last year.

It was reported that ITV bosses weren’t happy with controversial comments she made on the show about plus-sized women.

“I haven’t been formally sacked by Loose Women, as other people have been in the past,” she told the Birmingham Mail.

“I guess I technically still have a job with them. But I haven’t been on the show since those reports, so people will make of it what they will.”

So, there you have it – a lot of very different ladies have taken the helm on Loose Women; just as you’d expect for a show that aims to serve females of all ages, backgrounds and opinions. Who have been your favourites over the years?

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