ITV’s Loose Women are taking their straight talking opinions on the road.
“We’re not quite sure who thought letting us four loose on stage was a good idea, but we can’t wait to hit the road and have a good old chinwag with a few thousand friends! Birmingham, you have been warned. We’re coming!” – Coleen Nolan
Andrea McLean, Coleen Nolan, Nadia Sawalha and Saira Khan will be taking to the stage to present Loose Women Late at Birmingham’s NEC for one night only on Friday 17th May. The celebration of the gossip series live on stage is one of several ventures across 2019 which marks the ITV series 20th anniversary.
Launching as a light-hearted debate series in 1999 the show has seen many female personalities as guest and regular panellists over the years. It has also attracted its fair share of complaints and controversy from repeated accusations of sexism to last years’ ill-advised ‘mediation’ item between Kim Woodburn and Coleen Nolan, which saw the former walk off the stage in tears after being heckled by Nolan and her sister Linda. Despite thousands of complaints to Ofcom and a petition to have Nolan ditched from ITV, Ofcom cleared the programme recently.
“We’re really lucky to present the programme with a live studio audience already – and we have a really good laugh, so to have the opportunity to now do this in Birmingham and on this scale is brilliant.” – Saira Khan
Loose Women’s evening is to be held during the same week as the This Morning Live event (16th – 19th May). The second time the long-running magazine show has visited the West Midlands with its on-site mix of showbiz entertainment and shopping.
There will be lively chat, surprises, secrets and plenty of laughs on the bill as the daytime personalities take to the stage after the doors close on the second day of This Morning Live.
Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Eamonn Holmes, Ruth Langsford, Alison Hammond and Dr Ranj are already confirmed to return to the event, alongside other favourites from the This Morning family, who will bring the essence of the much-loved TV show to life on stage in Birmingham.
“Let’s hope it sells more ticket’s than Coleen Nolan’s aborted solo tour!” – TV Critic Vivian Summers.
Tickets are now available at www.thismorninglive.co.uk