Why Coleen Nolan is taking a break from Loose Women

Coleen Nolan

Coleen Nolan has become a mainstay on Loose Women, and is one of the longest standing presenters on the panel.

However, fans of the show will notice her absence from the programme come the autumn - but never fear, it's not for long!

The 54-year-old revealed that she will be missing from the show for one week in September, while she performs in stage show The Thunder Girls, at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester.

Speaking to Digital Spy, she joked that the Loose Women ladies won't mind her break too much.

Coleen said, "It's only on for the week. I'm only on Loose Women a couple of days so I'm sure they can cover me. Probably glad of a break from me!"

The Loose Women star also revealed that she kept the break a secret from her fellow presenters, but that they can't wait to see her make her stage acting debut.

Coleen shared, "I announced it on Lorraine, and when I came in the next day, they went, 'Bloody hell, you never told us that!' They're all trying to plan a day when they can come and see it. They're all really supportive."

Coleen will play Anita in the stage show, which tells the story of a formerly successful 80s girl band who reunite 30 years later - at an explosive dinner.

She'll be starring alongside Coronation Street's Beverley Callard, Mina Anwar, and Carol Harrison, and the show will run from 24th - 28th September. Tickets are still available, so if you want to see if, books yours now at thelowry.com!

The popular presenter is certainly busy this year, as she'll also be taking part in the next series of The All New Monty on ITV, for the second time around.

Amy Hunt

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