Who are the Loose Women?

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Loose Women has been a staple of daytime TV since 1999, and has featured countless A-list celebrity guests, heated discussions, political debates and raw, emotional moments. But it's the presenters who make the show what it is.

The television show has won a number of accolades from respected bodies such as the National Television Awards, TV Choice Awards and TV Times Awards.

But who are the women who make this daytime hero so great? The Loose Women panel is made up of four women at a time, and some of the presenters have been around since the show's conception in 1999.

Who are the cast of Loose Women?

Katie Piper

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Activist, model, TV personality and author Katie Piper joined the Loose Women line-up in 2021. The former Strictly Come Dancing star runs her own charity foundation that helps treat and support survivors of burns and scars after she was attacked with acid in 2008.

The star raised awareness about burns victims by chronicling her experience in Channel 4 documentary Katie: My Beautiful Face. In 2021, Katie published her book, A Little Bit of Faith, which features affirmations of hope and positivity. She hosts her own podcast called Extraordinary People and is married to Richard Sutton, with whom she has two daughters. She also presents Katie Piper's Breakfast Show at weekends on ITV.

Sunetra Sarker

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Casualty actress Sunetra Sarker became a regular panelist on Loose Women in 2021, having appeared as a guest star on the show. The star is known for her roles as Nisha Batra in Brookside, Anji Mittel in No Angels, Zoe Hanna in Casualty and Kaneez Paracha in Ackley Bridge. Sunetra also starred in gripping BBC One thriller Informer. In 2023, Sunetra announced on Loose Women that she would be returning to her famous Casualty role.

The former Strictly Come Dancing star has also been seen on Channel 4's Celebrity Gogglebox with friend and Corrie actress Georgia Taylor. She has a son named Noah, and is married to Scott Carey.

Kaye Adams

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Along with Nadia Sawalha, Kaye Adams was one of the original Loose Women presenters, beginning her Loose Women journey back in 1999.

The Scottish journalist has worked in radio, TV and written for countless national publications, with her big break coming when she conducted a one-hour interview with Margaret Thatcher for Central Television, now known as ITV Central.

Christine Lampard

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Northern Irish presenter Christine Lampard (née Bleakley) joined the famous Loose Women presenters in 2016, and has since held the anchor position, along with Ruth Langsford and Kaye Adams.

Christine began her career on the BBC, going on to present The One Show for three years with Adrian Chiles, before making the move to ITV in 2010.

The 44-year-old presenter is married to footballer Frank Lampard.

Ruth Langsford

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Ruth Langsford is also a Loose Women stalwart, having joined the show in its fledgling year of 1999. Having presented the show on and off, Ruth is now a household name, regularly appearing on the chat show. She's also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, coming ninth in 2017, and has her own fashion edit on TV shopping channel QVC. Formerly of This Morning, the TV star regularly occupies the Loose Women anchor seat.

Jane Moore

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Much like her counterparts, former The Sun columnist Jane began her Loose Women journey when it first aired in 1999, working on the show until 2002. She then returned as a regular panellist in 2013.

The journalist and broadcaster has written five books and has three children (one step). She split from PR mogul and former vice-president of communications at Sony Music, Guy Farrow, in 2022.

Coleen Nolan

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Before Loose Women, Coleen made her name with her family girl group, The Nolans, belting out hits such as legendary disco track, I'm In the Mood for Dancing.

She became a Loose Women presenter in 2000 and has been a regular panellist since then. After leaving, she rejoined the show in 2013, a year after competing on Celebrity Big Brother. Other notable TV shows she's appeared on include Dancing on Ice and This Morning.

Nadia Sawalha

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Nadia Sawalha began her career in theatre, and appeared in Eastenders from 1997 to 1999 as Annie Palmer.

She was one of the original panellists when Loose Women launched in 1999, returning to the show in 2013 after the Loose Women panel got a shake up.

Nadia has written books, won Celebrity Masterchef and is married to television producer Mark Adderley, with the couple having two daughters together.

Stacey Solomon

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Stacey Solomon has been a Loose Women cast member since 2016.

Stacey began her career on the X Factor, when aged just 19, she came third overall, going on to gain a number one single with her fellow X Factor finalists, and even releasing her own studio album.

Following her successful music career, Stacey was crowned Queen of the Jungle in the 10th series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, meeting her future partner Joe Swash, who she shares son Rex and daughters Rose and Belle with. She is also mum to two older sons, Zachary and Leighton.

Stacey also presents home makeover shows Sort your life out and Renovation Rescue, and has a homeware collection with George at Asda.

Janet Street-Porter

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Loose Women's Janet Street-Porter is a TV legend, having an opinion on pretty much everything and anything – and we love her for it!

Janet has had a long career in the media, beginning her career in newspapers such as the Evening Standard and the Independent on Sunday, along with a string of television jobs. She's a keen rambler, and was president of the Ramblers' Association for two years from 1994, walking across Britain for the series Coast to Coast.

Since 2011 she has been a regular Loose Women presenter, with her fiery opinions and endless gags helping make the show what is it – she's even had a sneaky appearance on legendary Aussie soap, Neighbours.

Brenda Edwards

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Singer and actress of the screen and stage, Brenda Edwards joined the Loose Women in 2019. Back in 2005, the star came fourth on the second series of ITV's X Factor and since then has released a debut album, starred in Ben Elton's BBC1 sitcom The Wright Way, and toured the UK and Ireland in the hit musical Hairspray, playing Motormouth Maybelle.

In July 2019 it was announced that Brenda playing the lead role of Delores Van Cartier in the upcoming UK Tour and West End revival of Sister Act: The Musical, with Whoopi Goldberg confirming that the part was being revised specifically to allow Brenda to play the role.

Charlene White

Loose Women newcomer Charlene is a British journalist and newsreader at ITN. The news anchor started her career a presenter and senior broadcast journalist at BBC Look East, Radio 5 Live Morning Reports, BBC Three 60 Seconds and BBC News. Charlene also had her own late-night talk show on BBC London 94.9, before joining Radio 1 Newsbeat and BBC Radio 1Xtra as a reporter.

In 2008, Charlene joined ITN as a newscaster for TV News at 5:30 and GMTV.

In 2014, White became the first black woman to present ITV News at Ten, and is an occasional relief presenter of the ITV Lunchtime News & ITV Evening News and presenter of the ITV Weekend News.

In 2020, the journalist was announced as lead presenter of ITV News London's main 6pm programme. She appeared on I'm A Celebrity at the end of 2022.

Kelle Bryan

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Kelle is best known for being part of 1993 girl group Eternal alongside sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett and Louise Redknapp (then known as Nurding) – although prior to securing success with the group she had appeared in The Bill and EastEnders.

The singer returned to acting in 2012, playing the part of Fran in the BBC comedy Me and Mrs Jones. In 2018, she joined the cast of the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, starring as Martine Deveraux.

Kelle began appearing regularly on Loose Women from May 2019.

Frankie Bridge

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Frankie has been part of the Loose Women team since 2021. She started her career as a singer, first with S Club Juniors before going on to join The Saturdays.

She starred in Strictly back in 2014 and came in third place on I'm A Celebrity in 2021. Frankie has two children with footballer Wayne Bridge.

Judi Love

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Judi is a stand-up comedian and radio presenter. She joined the Loose Women panel in 2020 and has appeared on a number of popular TV shows since, including Strictly, Celebrity MasterChef and Taskmaster. Judi, who is a mum of two, released her own Channel 4 documentary, Black, Female and Invisible, in 2022. She also works with fashion brand JD Williams. It's recently been announced that Judi will be presenting a new ITV show called Judi Love's Culinary Cruise.

Linda Robson

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Best known for playing Tracey Stubbs in Birds of a Feather, Linda has been a much-loved member of the Loose Women panel since 2012. After a short break from the show in 2018, Linda returned as a regular presenter in 2020.

Linda is mum to Laura, Louis and Bobbie, and proud grandmother to Lila and Betsy. She confirmed her split from husband Mark Dunford in November 2023.

Dame Kelly Holmes

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One of the newest members of the panel, Dame Kelly joined the line-up in 2022. The retired athlete has won several Olympic medals including gold in both the 800 metres and 1,500 metres events at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Dame Kelly was appointed a Damehood in 2005 and three years later, she founded the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, which supports disadvantaged young people through mentoring.

Sophie Morgan

Sophie is a presenter and disability advocate who became one of the first female wheelchair users to host TV after she was paralysed at age 18. She has worked in broadcasting for nearly 20 years and presented from the London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Sophie joined the Loose Women team in 2021 and released her memoir, Driving Forwards, in 2022.

Gloria Hunniford

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Gloria has a long career in television and radio. The broadcaster joined Loose Women back in 2014 and is known for presenting shows such as Open House with Gloria Hunniford and the consumer show Rip Off Britain.

Gloria married businessman Stephen Way since 1998. After her daughter Caron passed away, aged 41, from breast cancer in 2004, Gloria created the Caron Keating Foundation, which supports cancer charities throughout the UK. She was awarded an OBE in 2017.

Denise Welch

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Actress Denise has been a regular on the show since its early days back in 2005. She has starred in hit TV shows including Coronation Street, Waterloo Road and Hollyoaks, and was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother in 2012.

Denise is married to artist Lincoln Townley. She has two sons, Matty – the lead singer of band The 1975 – and Louis, an actor who starred in Emmerdale from 2019 to 2021.

Olivia Attwood

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Olivia started her TV career appearing on Love Island back in 2017. Since then, she's appeared on reality TV shows The Only Way is Essex, Celebs go dating, and I'm a Celebrity...Get me out of here! Popular thanks to her straight-talking approach and humour, Olivia has also fronted her own documentary series on ITV titled Olivia Attwood: Getting Filthy Rich, and went on to host The Price of Perfection, a series exploring cosmetic procedures.

Olivia joined the Loose Women cast in 2023, the same year she married her footballer boyfriend Bradley Dack.

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