Janet Street Porter on Loose Women

Janet Street Porter announces new job as she returns to Loose Women

She's been away in Australia

Janet Street Porter has returned to Loose Women after spending Christmas and New Year in Australia.

During Wednesday’s show, the presenter, 72, said she’s fully recovered from her knee replacement operation, which she underwent last summer.

Janet also announced that she’s landed a role in Aussie soap Neighbours in which she will play herself.

Janet announced she’s landed a role in Neighbours (Credit: ITV)

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When asked about her knee since the replacement surgery, Janet told viewers: “Before I went away, I had my knee replacement last July and you wrote to me on Twitter about how I was getting on.

“Well, it has completely and utterly recovered!”

She added: “But, I’ve started playing tennis again and I’ve slightly wrecked my shoulder.”

Moving on to talk about her role in Neighbours, Janet kept very tight-lipped on her new TV job.

She said: “When I was in Australia I flew to Melbourne and I have a role in Neighbours! I get to play myself, I have more than one line.

“I’m not allowed to say any more, we are keeping it very, very secret. I spent the whole day on the sent. I went all round the set.”

Of getting a guided tour of Erinsborough she said: “Stefan [Dennis], alias Paul [Robinson], showed me round. I had to do my lines, I smiled so much my face was aching.”

However, exact details of Janet’s part are being kept top secret and will air later this year on April 19th.

The appearance is part of Loose Women’s ’20 before 20′ challenge, which sees members of the panel ticking off items on their ‘wish list’ before the show celebrates 20 years on air this September.

It comes after Janet and fellow panellist Linda Robson bagged a role in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks last year.

The pair made viewers laugh as they made faces posing as ‘guests’ at Mercedes McQueen and Russ Owen’s wedding.

Speaking about their role at the time, Linda said she was “beyond excited” to be filming for one of the Channel 4 soap’s biggest storylines in years.

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Janet and Linda appeared in Hollyoaks last year (Credit: ITV)

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She added: “No way am I having a cameo, I want a [proper] part in it, I want lines.”

Janet joked: “They asked me first! You’ve got no lines, I saw to that. They’ve been cut.”

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