Janet Street-Porter and Linda Robson to make cameo appearance in Hollyoaks.

The Loose Women on the set of Hollyoaks for a wedding guest spot.

The Loose Women presenters will be following in the footsteps of many other celebrities, including Rick Astley, Kate Garraway, Richard Arnold, Eamonn Holmes and Alan Carr by appearing in the popular Channel 4 serial. 

Loose Women announced the cameos on the ITV show earlier today. Linda and Janet will be playing wedding guests in an upcoming storyline, which shall air mid-November. Speaking about thee experience, Linda said “We do make an impact!”

Linda is no stranger to acting having appeared in Central TV’s wartime saga Shine On Harvey Moon, Carlton’s version of Midland motel saga Crossroads. However, she is best known for her role as Tracy in Birds of a Feather.

Main picture: Linda Robson on the Loose Women set in 2016, Inset: as Wanda Wise in ITV serial Crossroads, 2003.

Street-Porter is best known for her journalism including on television for programmes such as LWT’s The Six O’Clock Show and radio station LBC.

The Loose Women are just some in a long line of comedians to have landed soap gigs over the years including Peter Kay who popped up in Coronation Street, Paul O’Grady in Brookside as his alter-ego Lily Savage and Larry Grayson who cameod in UK daytime medical saga General Hospital as a non-speaking background patient, as well as himself in a number of appearances in motel-based saga Crossroads.

Inset: early days on TV, Jane at London Weekend Television in 1975. Main picture: Janet on the set of Loose Women in 2018.

There was also Mike Reid who took on a long-running role in EastEnders, Bobby Knutt had a Dingle role in Emmerdale while funnyman and CBBC personalty Steve Marsh also guested in the Yorkshire saga. Bob Monkhouse also appeared as himself in Crossroads for a couple of episodes.

Ken Dodd appeared as himself in Crossroads while fellow North West comic Vince Earl took on a long-running part in Brookside, Stan Stennett played Hilda Ogden’s brother in Coronation Street while taking on two roles in Crossroads, Jim Moirbetter known as Vic Reeves – recently joined Coronation Street, comedian and impressionist Bobby Davro had a spell in EastEnders, as did Shane Richie, of course, and Terry Alderton had also had a stint down Walford way while Max Wall made a triple with apperances in Emmerdale Farm, Coronation Street and Crossroads.

Linda Robson and Janet Street-Porter on Loose Women.
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