Loose Women: Andrea McLean returns to host after tearfully quitting series during Monday’s episode

Louis Chilton
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Andrea McLean announces she is quitting Loose Women (ITV)
Andrea McLean announces she is quitting Loose Women (ITV)

Loose Women star Andrea McLean returned to host the series after quitting on-air during Monday’s broadcast.

McLean was in tears as she announced her decision to leave the popular topical chat series after Christmas, having served as panel host for 13 years.

Ruth Langsford stepped in to replace her for Tuesday’s episode of Loose Women, although McLean returned for this morning’s episode, alongside co-hosts Janet Street Porter, Judi Love and Stacey Solomon, on Wednesday 3 December.

McLean explained that she wished to help support more women and wanted to venture into a new career path.

Her website revealed that she will be establishing a membership service to help support women struggling with mental health and self-confidence issues.

Speaking on Monday’s Loose Women, McLean also brought her co-hosts to tears with her emotional announcement.

“I want to be brave, all the incredible feedback I've had from my book and the support I was able to give, I want to bring it to life.

“It was a really big decision to jump to see if I fall or if I fly. And I just knew I would never know if I never tried. So I am saying goodbye to Loose Women.”

Loose Women continues to air weekdays on ITV at 12:30pm.