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Coleen Nolan has revealed panellists on Loose Women "self-edit" themselves nowadays to avoid being "cancelled" for their opinions.
The Nolans singer, who has been a regular on the talk show since 2000, revealed during an appearance on Johnny Seifert's Secure The Insecure podcast that each of the presenters used to feel completely free to express their honest opinions during debates but they're more careful now as they don't want to offend viewers or be "trolled to death" on social media.
"It's a very different show because the world has changed and I have to say for the better in many ways," she explained. "You cannot get away with certain things now. However, it was a much easier show to do in those days."
The 56-year-old seemingly confessed that their opinions are planned in advance of the show's taping instead of being off-the-cuff remarks so they can be signed off by the programme's legal team.
"Now, everything we discuss in the meeting - all of our opinions - have to go up to the legal team," Coleen shared. "We have to make sure we're hopefully not going to offend - you very much self-edit on that show."
She added that she and her fellow co-hosts are keenly aware of the repercussions they could face for their opinions on social media and they don't want to become the subject of cancel culture.
"You'll go to say something that's your genuine opinion and straight away you'll say in your head, 'No, I'll get trolled to death,'" she continued. "I think that's a shame really. I'd like to think we can all have opinions.
"That doesn't warrant someone being nasty to you just because they don't agree - but that's the world we live in. We're a lot more aware of that now, so it's not the same."