Where original Loose Women stars are now – tragic death, health battle and secret feud

Loose Women celebrates its 22nd anniversary on Monday, September 6.

The ITV lunchtime chat has entertained the nation for over two decades whether the topic of discussion is social issues or pop culture.

Throughout the years, a number of panellists have graced the Loose Women stage, including businesswomen and pop stars.

As a result, lots of famous faces have appeared behind the desk.

Like a fine bottle of wine, the Loose Women stars have all got better with age.

On 22 October 2020, Loose Women featured an all black panel for the first time in the show’s history, featuring Charlene White, Brenda Edwards, Judi Love and Kéllé Bryan.



Loose Women celebrates its 22nd anniversary on September 6

There was also an all-male panel for the first time in the show’s history, to celebrate International Men’s Day on November 19 2020, altering the show’s name to Loose Men for the day.

Panellists featured were Marvin Humes, Iain Stirling, Ronan Keating and Roman Kemp.

To mark Loose Women’s 22nd birthday, Daily Star has taken a look back at the what original stars are doing now.

Karren Brady



Karren Brady Loose Women throwback clip
Karren Brady CBE appeared as a panellist on the first-ever episode.

Lord Alan Sugar’s aide Baroness Karren Brady CBE appeared as a panellist on the first-ever episode.

However, her time on Loose Women was short lived when her career rocketed.

She is best known as former managing director of Birmingham City F.C. and current vice-chairman of West Ham United F.C.

She also sits in the House of Lords and has been Small Business Ambassador to the UK Government.



Karren Brady
Karren sits in the House of Lords and has been Small Business Ambassador to the UK Government

In 2006, Karren underwent a full-body MRI scan as part of a medical screen, which unexpectedly discovered a potentially fatal cerebral aneurysm.

Doctors told her at the time that she had a 30 per cent chance of dying from the condition, and that it was a miracle that she had survived the births of her two children.

Pattie Coldwell



Pattie Coldwell
TV star Pattie Coldwell appeared on the Loose Women panel from 1999 until 2000

Pattie Coldwell appeared on the Loose Women panel from 1999 until 2000.

She also sat on ITV’s spin off show-re-branding attempt Live Talk.

Pattie sadly passed away in 2002 aged 50 from a brain tumour.

The journalist had previously survived breast cancer.

She was best-known for presenting consumer and current affairs TV shows including Open Air, with Eamonn Holmes, DIY show On The House and Nationwide on the BBC.



Pattie Coldwell
Pattie sadly passed away in 2002 aged 50 from a brain tumour

She wrote about her illness in a weekly column in the Daily Express, which she said prompted a “huge” number of letters of support from readers.

Pattie married Evan, a 29-year-old fisherman, at the start of 2002 after meeting him on a family holiday in the Caribbean island in 1998.

She had previously been married to journalist Tony Kerner for six years.

The late star, who described herself as “outspoken and confident”, also said she would be buried in the maroon dress in which she wed Evan.

Nadia Sawalha



Nadia Sawalha
Nadia is an original Loose Women cast member

Nadia is an original Loose Women cast member but left the show in 2002 before returning in 2013.

Away from the show, Nadia has tried her luck on Big Brother, Dancing on Ice and Celebrity MasterChef.

She’s also appeared in Benidorm and EastEnders.

The mother of two recently caused a stir on the ITV daytime show after she flashed her black thong live on air.



Nadia Sawalha
Nadia recently caused a stir on the ITV daytime show after she flashed her black thong live on air

Viewers branded the TV moment “inappropriate” as the panel discussed a light-hearted segment on thong trousers.

Nadia, 56, pulled down her trousers at the back showing her bum with an HRT patch on one cheek.

She said: “OK girls here we go” before hitching them down and wiggling her rear in the direction of the camera live on air during the show.

Trish Adudu



Trish Adudu
Trish Adudu (bottom right) appeared on the show from 1999 until 2002

Trish was part of the early panel for Loose Women.

She appeared on the show from 1999 until 2002 and later returned for guest appearances.

Trish didn’t remain on the panel but has kept busy over the years.

Since June 2014, Adudu has been presenting some weekend editions of Midlands Today.

Trish was named best local presenter at an awards ceremony in 2015.



Trish Adudu
The TV star was named best local presenter at an awards ceremony in 2015

She presents the station’s afternoon programme each weekday and the Treasure Hunt every Saturday morning.

The TV star received the honour at the Frank Gillard Awards, an annual celebration of the best of BBC local radio held in Birmingham.

Awards judge Jeremy Vine He described Trish at the time as “a fun, engaging, enthusiastic presenter who has a natural and very real, likeable personality with strong journalistic skills.”

She was presented with her award by BBC director-general Tony Hall and TV presenter Chris Tarrant.

Kaye Adams



Kaye Adams stuns in Loose Women throwback snap
Kaye Adams was part of the original quartet in the first episode and still remains on the panel

Scottish star Kaye was part of the original quartet in the first episode and still remains on the panel.

Over the year, the broadcaster has taken breaks from the show.

Once in 2006 and then again for two years in 2013.

As well as being a Loose Woman, Kaye has also made appearances on Celebrity MaserChef, The Wright Stuff and Sunday Scoop.

She is in a relationship with her long-term partner, tennis coach Ian Campbell, with whom she shares two daughters.

Kaye is good friends with fellow Loose Women panellist Nadia but their bond didn’t get off to the best start.



Nadia and Kaye
Besties Kaye and Nadia haven’t always been friends

They were both furious when they initially heard they would be working together after an awkward first meeting.

Kaye was disgusted by Nadia’s “weird” toe ring, while Nadia found it irritating that Kaye was holding a huge newspaper.

The pair have since released a cookery book in 2016 called Nadi & Kate: Disaster Chef and they also appeared on The Circle Celebrity earlier this year.

Nadia and Kaye pretended to be TOWIE icon Gemma Collins during their stint on the Channel 4 show.

Ruth Langsford



Ruth Langsford
Ruth Langsford first appeared on Loose Women in the second-ever episode

This Morning favourite Ruth first appeared on Loose Women in the second-ever episode.

The 61-year-old star has remanned contestant ever since – apart from the time she took a break from the show to become a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing.

Ruth and her husband Eamonn Holmes have been filling in for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby over the summer break.

The husband and wife duo began dating in 1996 but kept their relationship out of the spotlight.

Ruth gave birth to their son Jack in 2002 and the pair went on to get married in 2010.



Ruth and Eamonn
Eamonn Holmes has appeared on Loose Women several times with wife Ruth

Eamonn has appeared on Loose Women several times and even once surprised his wife with flowers live on air.

The Irish broadcaster once took a lie detector on the ITV lunchtime show.

Ruth said that Eamonn sometimes gets jealous when she goes out to meet her male friends, but her husband denied this.

Panelist Katie Price later revealed that Eamonn was in fact telling the truth.

The last question was if the Eamonn had ever lied to his wife about where he has been, but he failed – claiming that the only time he lies is about if he has walked the dog or not.

Jane Moore



Jane Moore
Jane appeared on the first-ever Loose Women episode in 1999

Journalist Jane appeared on the first-ever Loose Women episode in 1999.

She stepped down from the show in 2002 and went on to appear in array of other shows including Breakfast with Frost, The Andrew Marr Show and Question Time.

However, after a four-year break, she returned to Loose Women and still regularly appears on the panel.

Jane has been married to Gary Farrow, the former vice-president of communications at Sony Music Entertainment, since 2002.

Elton John was the best man at their wedding.

The Loose Women panellist recently announced that she’s become a grandmother for the first time.



Jane Moore
The Loose Women panellist recently announced that she’s become a grandmother for the first time

She posted a beautiful picture of her stepdaughter, Lauren, and her baby girl Summer, as well as her other two daughters, Ellie and Grace on Instagram.

Captioning the lovely shot, the 59-year-old star wrote: “Summer is here! Not the season (I’m back in jumpers already) but my stepdaughter Lauren’s daughter pictured here with her proud mum, both her aunties and “Nana Jane” on the end.

“Born the same day as The Bloke (aka Grampy), she’s a welcome bundle of joy in these challenging times.

“To all those already in the grandparent club, feel free to pass on any good advice!”

She jokingly added: “Also, not sure about ‘Nana Jane’ yet so if an alternative appeals I might ditch it and get in early on encouraging Summer to use it!!”

Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV at 12.30pm

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