Almost four years after leaving Loose Women, Jane MacDonald made a triumphant return to the show yesterday afternoon.
The show went all out for the 54-year-old singer, welcoming her with a confetti cannon upon her arrival. She was then draped in a regal cloak and proclaimed the panel’s “Queen” by Christine Lampard.
Jane was thrilled to come back to the show for its Ghost of Christmas Past segment, telling the four panellists she adores the show.
Prior to her appearance, she told her Twitter followers that she was ‘very excited’ to return to Loose Women.
Fans were delighted to see Jane back on the show, and took to social media to beg for her return.
“Please bring Jane back full time the program isn’t the same without her,” wrote one.
Another commented, “So good to see Jane back on Loose Women she has been missed”.
“‘Wish she would come back for good,” tweeted one Loose Women fan, while another said, “Delighted to see you on the show. Miss you so much.”
One hopeful social media user suggested the show also reinstate Carol McGiffin, writing, “Lovely to see Jane back today, bring Carol back too some day I hope”.
So could Jane’s recent appearance mean she’s willing to return to the show permanently now?
Jane left Loose Women in January 2014, after being a panellist for a decade.
“It’s been an incredible ten years and I’ve loved every minute of it,” she told The Sun at the time.
She’s since made another guest appearance, visiting the show in February earlier this year.
And in September, Jane hinted that perhaps she would return to the show, in another interview with The Sun.
She admitted, “I’m still good friends with the Loose Women girls and would never say never in terms of returning permanently one day,”
Judging by the panel and fans’ reaction on yesterday’s show, we reckon it won’t be long before Jane considers returning to her rightful place on the Loose Women throne.