Loose Women star reveals she's taking on surprising new soap role

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The Loose Women ladies have clearly had their fair share of TV experience, but it's rare that we see any of them acting.

However, it looks as though that's all set to change, as one of the show's presenters has revealed they've bagged themselves a new role on a popular soap!

Janet Street-Porter returned to Loose Women yesterday, with the surprising news that she's joined the cast of Australian soap Neighbours - if only temporarily.

She revealed to the audience, "When I was in Australia I flew to Melbourne and I have a role in Neighbours! I get to play myself, I have more than one line.

"I’m not allowed to say any more. We are keeping it very, very secret. I spent the whole day on the sent. I went all round the set."

Clearly very excited, Janet continued to confess that one of the show's biggest stars gave her a tour of the well-known Neighbours set.

She said, "Stefan [Dennis], alias Paul Robinson, showed me round. I had to do my lines, I smiled so much my face was aching."

Janet will be making her debut on the soap on 19th April, although it's not clear how many episodes she'll be starring in.

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Loose Women viewers were delighted to hear the news, with one writing on social media, 'Lucky Janet love #Neighbours @neighbours seen every episode since it started 😘'.

While another fan agreed, 'Looking forward to seeing Janet in Neighbours 👍 So good to seeing her back today one of my favourite Loose Women.'

Janet's appearance on Loose Women on Wednesday was her first in a while, as she's been busy recovering from her recent replacement.

She told viewers, "Lots of you asked me how it was getting on, well, it's completely and utterly recovered now.

"But, I did start playing tennis again and I've slightly wrecked my shoulder. So I've got a new ailment!"

Oh Janet - we're pleased to see you back anyway!

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.