Last week came the news that regular anchor Kate Thornton and panellist Zoe Tyler had been sacked from ITV’s show Loose Women in an attempt to boost flailing ratings. There have been several people believed to be in line to take over and join Lisa Maxwell, Carol McGiffin, Denise Welch, Andrea McLean and Lynda Ellingham who have all signed new deals to stay on the show.
It is no surprise that new people are needed for a show like this though as surely it needs to be kept fresh to keep the attention of viewers! With the likes of comediennes Dawn French and Caroline Aherne thought to be joining the show, it is sure to be kept amusing and would certainly provide that much needed breath of fresh air. I think Dawn French would be brilliant on Loose Women!! Also in talks with the show is ex-Corrie star Sally Lindsay and also Carol Vorderman.
Whoever gets chosen will not be on the show until September this year once the show returns after its summer break. The shake-up of the show was realised when the viewing figures fell massively from over 2 million daily to a mere 700,000 which was even less than the antiques programme Bargain Hunt. It will be interesting to see if the show just needs some new faces or maybe they just need to accept that the show itself is a bit stale and it is nothing to do with the presenters! Only time will tell, but till then I will have my fingers crossed that soon we will be able to get a daily dose of the lovely Dawn French!!!