Loose Women: Judy Finnigan, Sharon Osbourne, Penny Lancaster join

by Lisa McGarry
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Four new faces are set to join the Loose Women panel when it returns for a new series starting on Monday 8th September at 12.30pm on ITV.

Presenter and author Judy Finnigan, presenter, model and photographer Penny Lancaster and TV and radio presenter Gloria Hunnford will join the regular Loose Women presenting team as panelists on a new look set for the 19th series of the hit lunchtime show.

Plus TV host and media personality Sharon Osbourne will make a return appearance as a guest co host.

Judy Finnigan said: “I know I said I wouldn’t go back on the telly, but actually I’m looking forward to occasionally contributing to lively conversations between a group of outspoken and intelligent women.”

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Penny Lancaster said: “Having appeared on Loose Women in the past as a guest and had such fun, I am really thrilled to now become a panelist! I’m looking forward to spending more time in Britain and my lunchtimes with the girls and debating a broad mix of topics from the lighthearted to the more serious, in the way Loose Women does best.”

Gloria Hunniford said: “I am a great fan of the show and I’m really thrilled to be joining the team. I love a good debate and it’s such a great challenge to be discussing the important issues of the day with women that span different generations – our opinions will certainly be very diverse! The show is also very joyful and I’m looking forward to having lots of fun with the Loose Women – a girl couldn’t ask for more!”

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Sharon Osbourne said: “’The last time I was a ‘Loose Woman’ earlier this year I had such a ball with the other panelists and the audience that I cant wait to do it again. It’s refreshing to be able to talk about real issues with other women while having a great laugh at the same time. I’m still heavily involved with my US show The Talk but when I’m back in the UK I’m looking forward to opening up on issues the American’s would rather not discuss at lunchtime.”

Editor of Loose Women, Martin Frizell said: “I’m delighted we have been able to confirm more of Britain’s best loved, successful, assertive and, let’s face it, downright smart women to join our Loose Women team. Our viewers and live audience will feature more than ever before over the coming months and we’re looking forward to discussing the issues that matter to viewers at home and having lots of fun.”