Loose Women champion equal pay by paying all panellists the same wage

Taking a look at the Loose Women panel, you may not neccessarily assume that all of the famous presenters are paid the same.

While the women all bring a different and unique perspective to the show, it's easy to assume that some would command a higher pay-check than others.

After all, Katie Price undeniably draws audiences with her headline-grabbing stories. And Ruth Langsford, Andrea McLean, and Christine Lampard regularly anchor the show.

Plus, plenty of the presenters - including Linda Robson, Kaye Adams, and Coleen Nolan - have been on the programme since its very first episode, while others - including Stacey Solomon and Denise Van Outen - are newer arrivals to the show.

However, one of the panellists has confirmed that there are no pay discrepancies - and it's a rule all of the Loose ladies agree on.

At a recent Daily Mail event, the panellistsspoke to the publication about their respective salaries. And Nadia Sawalha revealed that everyone is paid the same on the show. She said, "There’s total and absolute equality. And that's how it should be."

The show employs 15 regular presenters in total, although they rotate daily, meaning only four are on TV at one time. However, Loose Women still brings in a huge 5 million viewers a week, so it's clear that viewers enjoy the variety of thoughts and opinions.

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During the event, long-time host Janet Street-Porter was also asked about the enduring appeal of the show.

She said, "It’s the only show on TV where women discuss things from their sex lives to the divorce laws, and it’s relevant to people’s lives because we are not just talking facts and figures but how it affects them and us.

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Janet continued, expressing her thoughts that the show's 'inclusive' nature is part of the pull for viewers.

She said, "We have the power to educate and inform in a way that is entertaining and relatable and far more inclusive than any political show."

The revelation is an interesting one, given the recent swirl of attention on the gender pay gap in the entertainment industry.

Just recently, it was revealed that The Crown actress Claire Foy was paid less than co-star Matt Smith for her role in the Netflix series - despite playing Queen Elizabeth II - the focus of the show.

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.