Monday 16 September 2019

Stacey Solomon returns to Loose Women for special all-star anniversary episode

The 20th anniversary featured a rotating panel.

Stacey Solomon (Matt Crossick/PA)
Stacey Solomon (Matt Crossick/PA)

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Stacey Solomon has returned to Loose Women for a special all-star episode of the show as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

The show featured most of the panellists who have appeared on the show over the years, and each segment saw a different line-up behind the desk.

Nadia Sawalha opened the show alongside Denise Welch, Carol McGiffin and Kelle Bryan, saying the panel will rotate at every ad break.

Solomon joined the show for the first time since giving birth to her first child with Joe Swash and sat down with Jane Moore, Saira Khan, Penny Lancaster and Brenda Edwards.

She brought with her baby Rex, three months, and said his birth had been “intense but very quick”.

She told the group: “I feel like I went back to zero, I feel like I’ve never done it before.

“My other two are seven and 11 so it all went out of my head.”

Discussing how Swash is taking to fatherhood, she said: “He’s such an incredible dad, you’re so lucky little man because he’s such a wonderful dad.”

A later segment of the show featured four of the women who regularly host the show – Kaye Adams, Andrea McLean, Ruth Langsford and Christine Lampard.

Adams, who took on the overall hosting duties for the special panel, said: “We did mud wrestle before the show and I won so I’m sitting here.”

Langsford added: “We never usually get to work together because we are all on different shifts.”

There were also video message from regular panellists Coleen Nolan and Gloria Hunnfirod, while Langsford admitted that a video from Janet Street-Porter had been lost.

There was also a video message from Ed Sheeran, who is friends with Edwards’ son Jamal, and from Lorraine Kelly, This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, as well as Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid, Piers Morgan and Charlotte Hawkins.

The episode concluded with Bryan, Solomon, Welch and Edwards performing a rendition of Thank You For Being A Friend?

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