Coleen Nolan’s fellow Loose Women panellist Nadia Sawalha has said the show can’t wait to welcome her back with open arms.
The 53-year-old has been absent from the ITV lunchtime show over the last month, after stepping down from all her work commitments in the wake of nasty online abuse.
She has yet to announce when she will return but co-star Nadia has promised viewers she WILL be back.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Nadia said: “Everybody’s in contact with her. Everybody’s supporting her, and we can’t wait to have her back on the show.”
When asked if Coleen will definitely return, Nadia said: “Oh God, yes. Yes. I don’t know [when].”
Coleen announced her hiatus from Loose Women earlier this month, as well as plans to postpone her solo tour that had been due to kick off in January.
Her rep said Coleen was “not strong enough” to withstand the trolling she’d received following Loose Women’s interview with Kim Woodburn in August.
The interview was billed as a chance for Coleen and Kim, 76, to patch up their differences after a falling out on Celebrity Big Brother last year, but did NOT go to plan.
Kim ended up walking off set in tears, while Coleen was accused of bullying tactics, an allegation she vehemently denied.
Our @NolanColeen is taking some time away from the show. We are sending our love and very best wishes. Coleen is a brilliant Loose Woman and we really hope to see her back here very, very soon. pic.twitter.com/coG96RoHxe
— Loose Women (@loosewomen) September 7, 2018
A statement from her rep said: “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 form 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.”
Shortly afterwards, her fellow Loose Women panellists sent their “very best wishes” to the star, saying they hope she’ll return “very, very soon.”
Kaye Adams said on a previous episode of the show: “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.”
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