Since its very first episode all the way back in 1999, Loose Women has seen a huge range of famous faces grace its panel. Some have come and gone, but others, such as Ruth Langsford and Coleen Nolan, have stayed the course and remain fans’ favourite presenters of the popular daytime show.
But of course, some have sadly left the show for good to pursue other career opportunities. Lisa Maxwell, Sherrie Hewson, and Jane McDonald are just some of the famous ladies to have made their departure over the years.
But could we soon be seeing one of our favourite Loose Women ladies returning to the panel show?
Jane McDonald, who was on the show for 10 years before leaving permanently in 2014, has revealed that she would definitely be open to the idea of returning some day.
Since leaving, the singer and actress has released albums, and is currently working on her Channel 5 show, Cruising with Jane McDonald.
Speaking to the Huffington Post UK, she admitted, “Do you know, I had the best time on Loose Women and I’m very, very fond of the show still.”
Jane continued to say that the remaining panellists would mean that she’d be delighted to go back to the show. She said, “I know everybody who’s on it and it’s a great open door to go back if I need to.”
“Everybody on there is lovely and I’ve got a great relationship with them – the new ones and the old ones.
“It’s been a big part of my life over the years, so it’s nice I can nip back.” So although it’s not definitive proof that she’ll return, she’s certainly not ruled it out!
So does Jane keep in touch with her former Loose Women co-stars? She went on to reveal, “I do miss everybody on it, but we’re all on What’sApp, so I know what everybody is up to.”
Jane actually did make a brief return to Loose Women earlier this year – and if the fan reaction was anything to go by, viewers would love to see her back on the panel.
Jane came back to the ITV show for just one episode in February 2017 as a guest, and left viewers in stitches with her hilarious quips about her time cruising down the Danube.
At the time, fan shared on Twitter their desire to see her back as a permanent member of the panel. One said, “@loosewomen @TheJaneMcDonald would love to see Jane back as a regular panelist on Loose Women.”, whilst another shared, “Loved seeing @TheJaneMcdonald back on @loosewomen today, we need her back permanently!”