Loose Women set to return to ITV but with a big twist ‘We’re thrilled’

Loose Women has been broadcasting old episodes over the past few weeks as the team made the decision to step back from the show due to lockdown measures put in place in the UK to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Now, the panellists will return on Monday for the first live show.

The team will be providing viewers with their daily dose of warmth, laughter, and topical debate.

But they will also be shining a light on mental health issues as part of their Lighten the Load campaign.

In order to adhere to the necessary social distancing requirements, there will be three panellists in the studio while another joins in from home via video link.

Furthermore, the live shows will only be broadcast on Mondays and Wednesdays to limit the footfall at the studios.

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Speaking of the decision, Loose Women Editor, Sally Shelford said: “At Loose Women we have made it our mission to stop the stigma and start a conversation about mental health, covering issues from postnatal depression to anxiety and addiction.

“With many of our viewers struggling with lockdown, speaking openly and honestly about mental health worries to offer comfort and advice has never felt more important.”

Emma Gormley added: “We are thrilled to be able to bring Loose Women back for brand new shows in the studio from Monday.

“As we continue to respond to the crisis and adapt our shows accordingly we’ve made some temporary adjustments to enable us to get back on air whilst ensuring the safety of all of our teams.

“We know our viewers have missed their daily lunchtime catch up with the Loose Women and we look forward to hearing from them all on Monday.”

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