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      30.03.2011 14:22

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      I watched this programme for the first time today. It shows women at their worst, insecure and negative. Michelle Pfeifer is perfect. Why! because she is thin and her hair blondish. These people are as bad as the magazines portraying anorexic, unhealthy skinny images because they use less material. This shows a lack of self-love and low esteem. The person who made this comment should be happy that she has work and is featuring on this programme. A good opportunity but it was wasted on her feeling bad about herself and not having evolved and still looking at life through her ego. Awful role models. Give me Caroline Myss any day.

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      26.05.2010 18:31
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      A show not to bother with

      Loose Women is a weekday TV chat show, on channel ITV. It is on at 12:30pm monday to friday for an hour. The line up of women on the show seems to change quite a bit but the current main ones are Jane McDonald, Lesley Garrett, Coleen Nolan, Andrea McLean, Denise Welch and Carol McGiffin. Personally I can not stand this show, but have on many occasion been stuck watching it with my mother or sister. I think the show is just a load of boring old stuff from a bunch of women who are not good enough to be famous on TV for anything decent, so they took the easy way out and got a spot on a daytime TV show. There is usually a guest on the show who comes on for a interview, but very rarely is this anyone of interest or importance. The women are quite boring themselves, and very, very whiney! They all seem to be trying to get one up on each other all the time, with their stories and banter, which gets very boring, very quickly and actually seems quite childish in my opinion. The chat usually goes along the lines of child care, men (or lack of) and a load of old waffle, boring stories and the women on the show just telling us annoying little stories from their own lives. The show is recorded in front of a live audience, so you get to hear annoying clapping and laughing which I sometimes wonder how genuine it really is. ( Man with a big sign I think!) The times I have ended up having to watch this show, I am yet to have had a slight bit of interest in any of the chat topics or guests. I do wonder who is paying for this show to be on TV, because they seem to be wasting a lot of money. This seems to be the kind of daytime TV show specifically aimed at middle aged house wives, and even then only the ones who don't mind boring drivel and bitching from a bunch of annoying women. I do not recommend this show whatsoever, there is nothing of interest on it, and there are many better things to find on the TV, even through the usual mess of boredom that is daytime TV. Don't waste an hour of your life on this show.

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        25.05.2010 18:49
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        Fairly Amusing Daytime Televison

        Loose Women is a daily programme on ITV1 daytime between 12:30 and 13:30 on weekdays. It is basically a table of 4 women chatting about subjects of the day and issues of interest to women. I seem to recall when this started that it was loosely based on an American concept where women like Whoopi Goldberg would chew the fat and have a chuckle whilst interviewing guests and getting topical on women's subjects. The British version features an ever-changing list of personalities at the table, the original line up involved people like Kerry Katona and Lisa Sweeney and Carol McGiffen and Sherri Hewson, these seem to be the two who have survived mainly due to their humorous and straight talking opinions. The show is one hour long and generally hosted by one of the better presenters amongst the women, they'll chat on a few issues of the day then discuss set topics relating to the lives of women. Following this there is generally a celebrity guest, these can be fairly famous with big fans like Robbie Williams joining the panel on occasions. The show is actually pretty watchable, i'm a bloke but find it funny in a non-offensive way, its aimed squarely at a female audience who may be at home on weekday lunchtimes and combines humour with a mostly likeable task. I do find some of the celebrities annoying particularly those who are only there for the publicity. Currently anchored by Andrea McLean and Kate Thornton, the current panel include Lisa Maxwell, Lynda Bellingham, Jane McDonald and Colleen Nolan, admittedly thats not the kind of line up you'd ever pay to see but they are funny enough in a bland kind of way.

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          23.05.2010 18:49
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          A ridiculous daytime tv programme!!

          When my wife is at home during the day, she often switches this programme on. It is on ITV lunchtime during the week from 12.30pm -1.30pm and consists of a panel of 4 women, who discuss topics of the day and interview celebrities - usually because they have a new book out or a new film. The panel are taken from a pool of celebrities - about 12 in all. So you get a varied bunch and not the same ones all the time: Andrea McLean Kate Thornton Jane McDonald Sherrie Hewson Lisa Maxwell Denise Welch Coleen Nolan Zoe Tyler Lesley Garrett Carol McGiffin Lynda Bellingham Beverley Knight I can't say just how much I detest this programme. I find so many of them too outspoken and many appear to be feminists. Career driven women who feel as if they have common ground (or try to at least) with the average Mum, who either stays at home or struggles to go out to work, to bring money home for their family. If you had four fellas sitting on the sofa at lunch, leering at the female guests, and boasting about their sexual conquests, they would quite rightly be frowned upon. However get some middle/old aged female celebrity (although this word is used lightly) it all seems fine. To hear their views on how to bring up children, when some don't have any and others have nanny's is way too much for me. They really do seem to think they know it all. How this show as lasted as long as it has (ten years or so I think) I will never know. I highly recommend you NOT watch this ridiculous programme with outdated views and presenters, who appear out of touch with society as a whole. The show gets a whopping 1 dooyoo star!!

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            30.04.2010 00:03
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            best unbiased talking tabloid

            Controversial discussion on adult clothes for children The culture we seem to live in today is a very disturbing one when recently I was watching a discussion on loose-women and found myself getting quite agitated by fashion industries comments, justifying in some respect, the appropriateness of children to wear mature attire because it is seemingly growing in demand. Significantly, there is no shortage of retailers who buy and sell unquantifiable numbers of 'adult' range children's clothing from brands that undoubtedly make tremendous profits. Although it is understandable that any fashion business wants to be creative and compete with other, exclusive clothes manufacturers; does not mean that they have to follow in toe to ensure that children's clothes are made entirely to look revealing and/or inappropriate. It is merely because there is a lucrative market out there for this absurd trend that in my opinion, puts insurmountable pressure on parents and children alike to buy and wear what is arguably imaginative and in some cases, even indecent. As the discussion progressed, the loose women panelists themselves; eagerly disapproved of the fashion industries reluctance to accept the full consequences of what they were trying to achieve by designing and making clothes that are far too adult for girls just entering their primary years. The 'cream' of the positive outcome of raising the issue other than to create more awareness of corruption in the fashion industry; was to announce to the viewers that some supermarket chains such as ASDA, have now discontinued selling adult-range clothing in the children's sections of their stores with others following in their footsteps; so this is very encouraging news. The panelists Each of the presenters themselves, were contributing genuine disgust on this highly controversial debate which made me sit up and listen when I have so many personal gripes against the media portrayal of children in assumed adult roles. Ordinarily their random-topical discussions are often very engaging but with the tendency for them to drift into whimsical nonsense with Sherrie Hewson on board or Carol McGiffin (both my favorites). Although I admire Andrea McLean's stunning beauty; I don't particularly warm to her withdrawn personality compared to the liveliness and openness of the rest of the panelists, who invariably are far more extrovert in their self-confidence and ability to say what they mean and mean what they say. In this respect, I feel less inclined to trust in Andrea's opinions that are somewhat guarded. Each of the rest of the presenters are fully 'clicked' on, not only to the viewers but themselves and how they are careful, but not holding back of their personal beliefs. This illuminates the fact that they are not in the least bit pretentious or self-interested to care enough about what the people's opinions of them are. They are not talking and developing a discussion by any script, but just through spontaneity alone that makes them easily vulnerable to attacks on fragile-credibility if they were to offend their viewers, so they are in all essence, extremely courageous for being themselves. In this discussion in particular, I had for the first time, witnessed a very startling response from Andrea McLean when some samples of 'adult' children's bikini wear were shown to the panelists. Her outrage could be felt from miles and gave strong opinion for the first time on something that actually inspired a reaction from her relatively commonplace unresponsiveness. In this episode of Loose women, I actually felt something come alive for me and because everyone was stirred (not just a few) with the rest on standby. In all reality, these panelists are the real people's talking tabloid with differences of opinion making it by far the least unbiased of all viewing. They dare themselves to take on the entire world all at once, knowing full well that they arouse mixed response from their audience and why it was, that this particular topic I am writing about, stirred me immensely. In addition, I feel outraged at the fashion industry who have so far made it feasible for little girls to become adults well before their time and for which the consequences are undoubtedly far reaching is fair to conclude that they should be exposed for these crimes. Why consider their actions as crimes? Simply because the adultness applied to children through fashion, is designed to mature them well before their physical development which in turn, creates the effect of early sexualization of them and, although children cannot comprehend this as adults can, makes them exceptionally much more vulnerable in a world in which Pedophilia for instance, is becoming more rapidly exposed. It is only natural that there are forces that step in and take action against the fashion and media industry who invariably use children in commercials whose aims are to mature them beyond their developmental ages. Having been subject myself to child-abuse, I can relate to how it is that parents are eager to discourage their children from the influence of inappropriate marketing even though children are encouraged to have freedom of choice well before they are capable of making informed decisions. Today, most parents want for their child to 'fit in' and not to be excluded in their social groups, so they cannot dismiss their child's wishes for choosing clothes that they are inspired to wear however much it causes distress for the protective parents. The pressures upon children to dress in provocative ways is enormous in a seemingly ignorant society that either feel powerless to do something about it or ban their child from having too much free choice in which there is no compromise. Fashion in my childhood My own childhood in the 80s, was a time when Laura Ashley for instance, was worn by mothers and their daughters and agreeably, not everyone looks back in fondness at these over-flowering dresses and skirts despite them being highly acceptable in the fashion stakes at the time. It was more than okay to wear frills; ribbons; laces and pop-socks, although I never really had the luxury of being able to wear these things as my parents were very poor and therefore could only wear what I was given (often) of second-hand variety. Needless to say you simply didn't dare argue because it is only a very recent popular occurrence for children to voice themselves. Very few girls in my school wore flamboyant prettiness and the ones who did, were the least liked because they were viewed perhaps as being from affluent homes with rich parents? - In the early eighties, there was a distinctive parallel in the fashion world given the irony of post-punk style clothing that clashed violently with the beautiful variety. Most female children in my village, especially from poor or sensible backgrounds, wore understated pastels such as gentle blue's; dusky-pinks; cream whites and diluted Lemons! - Truly horrendous looking back, but they did not threaten to make statements that would attract unwelcome commentary in a climate of poverty and struggle. Arguably, the reason in particular that frills; laces and ribbons were so disliked has a lot to do with political attitudes at the time as opposed to personal disaffection for prettiness and I guess why some children found themselves targets for bullying? - I once wore a puffed-sleeved top with frilly lacing along the neck and recall being pushed into stinging nettles simply for daring to be pretty in some way. Never ever have I wore anything girly since! Conclusion As for female children today; surprisingly there are some very similar responses to the choice of clothes they wear in 2010. At the very opposite end of the 'revealing' adult style brigade, there are the 'sporties' lot who find themselves wanting to merge with their male friends in a climate that is also very much geared towards 'mono-type' so as to bridge the gap between males and females who for generations; were dressed poles apart, so as to typecast the girl apart from the boy. In this sense, freedom of choice has plenty of positive advantages, that the loose women panelists acknowledge themselves, but not if it encourages early sexualization of children. This episode was one of their best to date even though I don't always feel inclined to watch their program everyday when much of their discussions border on familiar themes that do exhaust themselves after a while.

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            29.04.2010 14:04

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            i'm sorry but i simply can't stand the these so called Loose Women.They talk, gossip and giggle like teengagers, making it very cringeworthy to watch them.They can hardly keep their hands to themselves anytime theres a male guest on the show, and their language is just full of too many innuendos!

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            21.04.2010 14:03
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            A group of women meet each day to discuss topical issues....

            Loose Women is a stable ingredient in the weekday ITV daily schedules that has been running for quite some time now and has become something of a ratings magnet. With a panel of recognisable female faces that changes line-up every so often both because of work commitments and in a bid to keep the show fresh, the show addresses current affairs and hot issues featured in the news with celebrity guests and much topical debate. The programme goes out around the half twelve mark each and every weekday and regular panellists on the show include Coleen Nolan, Jane McDonald, ex-Bill star Lisa Maxwell and stunner Kate Thornton. Often the show is just an excuse for the panel to have a whine and a moan and a little bitch amongst themselves about their men-folk but there are a number of serious issues that also get featured so it's not just all soap and flannel!! Overall, this is a light-hearted programme that is the equivalent of cheese-on-toast. It's nothing that special but what it does do is provide entertainment and provide it well! I know, as a bloke, I am hardly the target audience but I do tune in from time-to-time when I am about the house and it is something easy to listen to while I eat my lunch whilst at the same time often providing me with a bit of eye-candy to ogle! The show is currently sponsored by Maltesers and is the recipicent of several awards; one of the latest being Winner of The Most Popular Factual Programme at The Television Awards!! Not something I would go out of my way to watch but if it's on, I dion't mind!!

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            26.03.2010 08:46
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            good programme for tips, advice and all girlie things

            I just love girlie programmes as I am a girlie girl and love to hear lots of things that women talk about and relate to, I find it entertaining and fun. I love to watch Loose Women as it is a very funny programme at times and it is has been voted for the most popular factual programme. I watch it every day when I am at home. It is on ITV 1 at 12.30pm until 13.30pm and it has a variety of presenters of which some are regulars, some include: Carol McGiffin Coleen Nolan Jane McDonald Denise Welch Sherrie Hewson Andrea McLean The presenters are always women, no men have or will ever present this show as it was aimed originally for the women audience but lots of men do watch it, on the show there are 4 women presenters sat on stools at a large table, facing a live audience, the audience is of mixed sexes and of different age groups. The first quarter of the show is the women just talking about something that may have appeared in the news that day or recently and they chat about that topic for around 15 minutes or so and each give their own view on this topic, and they are very honest in their replies. Some of the answers are very funny and too honest at times but that is the aim of the show. The topics can be about anything, sex, men, children, celebrities, sport or just personal experiences. The topics do vary a lot and so I do not think it is boring at all. After the first commercial break they have a celebrity guest who joins them at the table and they interview him or her or a couple and at times there have been 3 but not very often, the guest is sometimes just as funny as the presenters and they have a lot of banter sometimes, which makes it very interesting. Sometimes at the end of the show, if a guest is a singer and have a new release song or even if they have a popular song the audience like, they sing it at the end of the show. My favourite presenters are Carol McGiffin, Sherrie Hewson, Denise Welsh and Coleen Nolan. I think if you have not seen this programme you should give it a try as it is very entertaining and interesting. The show celebrated 10 years on air last year. Not many shows last that length of time. Some of the original presenters were Trish Adudu, Karren Brady, Jane Moore or Nadia Sawalha, they all went on to do different things when they left the show and are very successful in their other chosen careers. Watch it for yourself and see if you may like it and join in the fun. I give it a 5 star. Thank you for reading my review

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              25.03.2010 14:11
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              LAUGHS FOR WOMEN

              I have recently watched the programme 'Loose Women' and this is my review. Loose women is a panel type television show and it is on ITV weekdays Monday to Friday at half 12. The show is a panel show in that it has four ladies who are celebrities and they discuss all sorts of topics such as what is on the news that day, in the newspapers as well as their own lives and share opinions on all of these subjects. The panel of women changes day to day but some of the famous faces on the bench are Coleen Nolan, Emma Bunton from the Spice Girls, Carol McGiffin, Jane McDonald, Kate Thornton, Sherrie Hewson, Zoe Tyler, Andrea McLean, Denise Welch as well as others. Fiona Phillips has recently joined the panel of ladies too and I'm not sure she has the chemistry to add to the show the way that some of the other females on the show do but I suppose I should give her a chance before I make my mind up. The ladies don't always have the same opinion on matters especially on matters relating to children and their upbringing. It is good that they all share their experiences and talk about their own lives in such a frank way. This lets the audience at home know that they are real women and not just celebrities as they are being so open. The show has a good dose of humour in it and I think all of the ladies are not to scared to laugh at themselves which makes them seem more approachable and more 'human' in a way. The one lady on the show that I think is awful is the opera singer Lesley Garrett. She is quite pompous and really loves talking about herself and showing off. I think she does not have the right personality for this type of show and she is far to much of a nuisance, she talks over other people on the show including the guests they have on and I think she is off putting. The show has at least one guest on each day, and some of these guests have been very famous such as Robbie Williams or Sarah Ferguson (Fergie). Other guests such as the boys from Boyzone pop group and a variety of comedians that have appeared on the show add a lot to the show as all of the ladies have a good sense of humour and this goes well with personalities like these. There is a very 'tounge in cheek' attitude on the show and the ladies are not scared to laugh at themselves. There are other features on the show like the competition, this is mentioned daily and there is often a good cash prize such as fifteen thousand pounds! Also, there are often singers such as Boyzone who appeared recently who are interviewed on the show by the ladies then perform a song at the end of the show. I like the programme and will keep watching it as it is good fun and is light hearted. It is on at a time that suits me as I like to watch it at lunch time during the day and I believe that it is repeated on ITV2 later in the day if you prefer to catch up you can see it online on the ITV website at a time that suits you. I would suggest giving the programme a watch for some light hearted laughs if you are at home when it is on as the show is a good fun programme.

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                21.03.2010 15:49
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                light hearted and amusing,

                Loose Women. Basic Programme Idea ? A group of well known female personalities put together to make up a kind of ' panel '. They sit in a row behind a desk and debat the issues of the day. Although they do talk about serious issues, such as, health problems, bullying and relationships, most of the talking points are humourous and there are always plenty of laughs in the programme. Although they all get on well, they do not always agree with each other - these are generally the best debates. When is it shown ? The show has a regular lunchtime slot, on ITV1, which it keeps throughout the series. It is sometimes repeated late at night. Who are the hosts ? There are several regular hosts, and these include, Colleen Nolan, Carol McGiffin, Jane McDonald, Linda Bellingham, Denise Welch and Sherrie Hewson. Guests ? There is a special guest - sometimes two - each day, who joins the ladies at the desk. This is usually a small part of the programme. Competitions ? There is a daily competition, where you have to ring in and answer the question of the day. The question is given several times during the programme. The prize is usually cash or vouchers for a well known store. Does the programme work ? Yes, its very popular. There is a good mix of ladies on the panel. They each have a good sense of humour and are able to talk freely about most subjects. They each have definate opinions and aren't afraid to express them. Should I watch ? Yes, it is light hearted and amusing. It won't tax your brain but it will entertain and make you laugh. I give this programme 4 out of 5 stars.

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                  20.03.2010 12:06
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                  More for the ladies i think!

                  Loose Women is a daytime television talk show shown everyday of the week on ITV1 between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. As the title suggests the show is mainly female oriented and compromises of a head presenter who fronts the show (usually Andrea McLean at the moment) and three other panel members selected from the long list of Loose Women who regularly appear on the series. The panel discuss issues and topics from the world of current affairs either television, newspapers, internet or celebrity related. I suppose it is similar to The Wright Stuff, but without the audience participation and addition of a few celebrity guests and various artistic performances (singers etc). The Loose Women will give their moral perspective on the topics raised as well as comparing the issues to things which have taken place in their lives, which can actually be quite funny. The comedy aspect tends to come from Carol McGiffin as she seems to like a drink when she goes out and has many humorous stories to tell. The Loose Women on the show are selected from: Jackie Bramble Claire Sweeney Carol McGiffin Sherrie Hewson Kate Thornton Andrea McLean Jane McDonald Denise Welch Coleen Nolan Lisa Maxwell Linda Bellingham Zoe Tyler Lesley Garett Arlene Phillips Ruth Langord Guests on the show tend to be a bit of a mixed bag to be honest. Some are good and can be quite entertaining, although some are quite dull and it is quite evident they have only come on the show to plug their television show, new album or book. These people are quite obvious about this as they tend to be on about three daytime television shows in a day; quite irritating! The show has proved a huge hit since it was first aired in late 1999 and to date there have been a remarkable 14 series. The Loose Women have recently been celebrating as they have won a few awards over the years. Recently they have scooped: - 2010 National Television Award for the most factual programme - 2009 TV Times Awards for favourite programme - 2009 TV Quick and TV Choice Awards for best daytime programme Everyday they also have a competition prize which you have to either call or text in to enter. The prize this week is £15,000 (not to be sniffed at) and the questions tend to be quite easy, but this obviously increases the numbers of people who enter which pays for the prize they are giving away. I do like the show, but sometimes I feel it gets a bit too much and I couldn't imagine tuning in for the whole hour slot that the programme is given. For more information on the show you can visit the shows website at www.itv.com/loosewomen. Thanks for reading, feel free to comment. Beanie8844.

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                    Worth watching if you have time

                    I don't know about you, but I like to loosen up around lunch. Kick back, relax and hand myself over to fun, carefree television. I'm not claiming that Loose Women is top-notch quality viewing, but it is guaranteed to be a good laugh. Each day, Monday to Friday, four celebrities present a discussion programme, with two different guests appearing on the show each time. These four ladies vary from day to day (I will go into this in more depth later) which helps to spice up the programme. The hour includes the ladies debating the chosen topics - today's being "Are you a fan of holding hands?", "How do you keep boredom out of your life?", "Were you born with dancing shoes on?" and "What do you think about schools monitoring your child's weight?" So, as you can see, the topics are pretty general, although often relevant to what has cropped up in the media that week. What really makes them interesting is the way the loose women chop in with their own tales and often have completely different opinions from one another. The gang are an interesting mix of personalities who have come to be a loose woman from a variety of careers; some are journalists or presenters, others actresses and singers. You wouldn't necessarily recognise them all, but I'm pretty sure that being on this panel show has made them known to a more mainstream audience. =====Meet the Loose Women===== Each day one woman leads the others, introducing the topics and managing the discussion, ensuring that things don't get out of control! Typically that is Kate Thornton or Andrea McLean, but lately Ruth Langsford has been filling in a lot. I've not been too keen on this, finding Friday's 'This Morning' just bearable when she presents it with her husband, Eamonn Holmes. Andrea is my favourite to take this role, as she comes across as very experienced, but still sweet, kind and friendly. Kate Thornton is relatively new to the role, but I think she's fitted in well. It's interesting to see how much her presenting skills have improved since her Pop Idol days. The other Loose Women are: * Carol McGiffin * Jane McDonald * Denise Welch * Sherrie Hewson * Coleen Nolan * Lisa Maxwell * Zoe Tyler * Lynda Bellingham * Lesley Garrett At first I disliked Carol, but I soon started to enjoy her controversial view on topics which constantly left me screaming at the television! Over time she has found a younger man and she seems much happier now. Her toy boy is a constant source of teasing as is her alcohol habit, but you can't help but enjoy these running jokes! I love vocal coach Zoe Tyler for her child-like sense of fun and Coleen Nolan for her sarcasm, boobs that any woman would be jealous of and the way she incessantly flirts with the gorgeous male guests! Like most of the Nolans, she has managed to make a great career after her original success with the band. Denise, Sherrie, Lisa and Lynda are the actresses of the group, whereas Jane and Lesley are both successful singers. Lynda has recently starred in the West End production of Calendar Girls and has an autobiography that has just come out. (In fact, it's amazing how many of the loose ladies have released books lately!) She is incredibly elegant and sophisticated with a very distinctive voice and brings such a presence to the show, as well as representing the more mature lady. Sherrie is also a little older than most of the gang. Most of the women think Sherrie is a little mad, but I sort of get where she's coming from most of the time! She is very loveable and sometimes painfully honest about her past. Jane is very down-to-earth and quite traditional. She only stopped living with her Mother very recently! I find Lisa Maxwell and Lesley Garrett slightly irritating. They both have good hearts, but I don't particularly identify with either of them or miss them when they're away. Last, but not least, is 'Waterloo Road' star, Denise Welch. She is always hilarious and pours her heart out, not thinking of the consequences until afterwards! She is very cheeky and full of disgusting, side-splitting innuendos. Denise is definitely a favourite of ours! ====Opinion==== This programme has continued to run for nearly a decade and this year won a National Television Award. And yes, I did vote. With this great blend of females appearing regularly on the show, it's not a surprise that it's pretty successful. The set has been updated in the last year and now has a swish, modern feel. The walls and desk are a variety of plums and purples, with some silver shelves, vases and elegant flowers. It is a lot better than it used to be and has spruced it up. I couldn't fault their set really. It never fails to amuse me that the studio audience is so enthusiastic and loud throughout the show! It's pretty impressive actually. The guests they have on the show are really a mixed bag. I suppose Robbie Williams is the most famous celebrity that has recently been on the show - they certainly made quite a big thing of it! You may or may not be interested to know that Robbie is, in fact, a dedicated follower of the show and tunes in everyday, which I'd say is a rather good endorsement! However, the guests aren't always that extraordinary! There is a general influx of reality TV show contestants, though thankfully these are usually from 'Dancing on Ice' or have returned from the jungle in 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me out Of Here!' Some are pleasant and engaging like Hayley Tamaddon, but if they're naturally a bit bland then the loose ladies do their best to get something out of them. And if all else fails, they come in early, quizzing them on their opinions in relation to one or two of today's topics. Naturally, Loose Women suits its target audience of women not at work, for whatever reason. But I do feel it should try and draw in male viewers in some way, even if it is just a short feature presented by a man, for men, or something. I know people who accuse the show of being anti-men and I sort of see where they are coming from, but I don't think this is strong enough to offend me at all. They all love their men, but openly criticise or analyse them. Perhaps though, men doing the same thing would not be able to get away with this. Overall, I think Loose Women is a light, enjoyable programme that's worth a watch, but not something I would worry about missing.

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                      12.03.2010 00:28
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                      a great show that has outlived so many and still going strong!

                      This fab show has been on so many years it's mad, I used to watch it in the hay-day when they looked like they do in the picture above, and filmed the programme just along the road from me before moving on to the big smoke. I still watch it now, baby permitting! But most days I only catch a few minutes of it before something distracts me, I then make it back to the telly just in time for the end credits! The show has changed a lot of its panel over the years, although a couple of the originals remain, and it has been great to follow their lives as comes across through their acecdotes etc on the show. It is the sort of programme you can sit and watch with a cuppa in your hand and just want a bit of time off whatever you're meant to be doing! It is easy to lose yourself in, but can also be quite thought provoking, and also laugh out loud funny at times! Classic daytime tv really, but I find it far better than most of the other junk - I like it so much I have the books and DVD they have made alongside it. It comes with 5 stars from me! Give it a go, or 2, as some days the panellists are more favourable than others. Oh and they do get some decent celebs on there, mostly fellow TV programme people doing promos, but all the same it makes for a good chinwag.

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                      07.03.2010 10:34
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                      a must see for everyone...men and women

                      SUPPPERRRRRRRB show! seriously brilliant. when i was ill i used to watch this show every single day and it got me through :) Its on for an hour every week day from sept-july time. there is also a repeat on itv2 at about 1.30am every day. they talk about everything from mens underwear to politics. they also bring on 2 lots of celeb guests per show who sit with the girls and discuss the issues they have been talking about as well as their personal lifes and latest projects. obviously for the celebs this is promotion for their projects but you can see they all love going on the show almost as much as i love watching it. my only critisim is that sometimes the 'line-up' of girls, which alters so some get time off, is slightly lacking compared to other days. but if u catch them when they are at their best with the regular girls then you are sure to have a cracking viewing.

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                      19.02.2010 14:50
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                      Change the channel!!

                      I'm not a fan of daytime TV and this programme does nothing to convince me otherwise. The TV is not usually on during the day in our house but my daughter was having a nap earlier so I decided to flick through the channels. I had This Morning on in the background as I pottered about and when it finished Loose Women started. I have seen this programme a few times and it never fails to annoy me. It is basically just a chat show with four female hosts who engage in lively banter with their guests. They sit behind a long table and their guest sits in the middle. I'm not sure if they have female guests because every time I've seen it the guest has been male and has been subjected to all manner of questions and flirting from the hosts. They must be either brave or stupid to agree to be interviewed on this show! The four "Loose Women" on the programme change regularly and there are a variety of different "stars" who take a turn. However it seems that no matter who is on when I watch it the conversation always ends up being of a sexual nature. Obviously nothing too crude as it's daytime TV but there are always innuendos flying about. I'm far from easily offended so this doesn't bother me and this is not why I don't like it. I really can't put my finger on what it is that bothers me about this programme. It could be the fact that I'm not a girly girl and this is a really girly programme. There's just too much giggling going on and all the hosts seem to be obssessed with men. Depending on what mood they're in they either love them or hate them. I think if I was a man watching this programme it would scare me off women forever! We're not all like that though!!!

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