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Loose Women chat back after six weeks off air

LOOSE WOMEN is returning — with a difference — after a six-week layoff.

The ITV lunchtime show stopped broadcasting live due to the pandemic.

Now the team will be back, with some adjustments, on Monday.

Three of the Loose Women will be live in the studio, with one joining by video link.

There will also be pre-recorded shows across the week, with the lives on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The programme will ‘continue to shine a spotlight on mental health issues’, say bosses.

Loose Women editor Sally Shelford said: ‘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, managing director of ITV daytime, 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.’