Loose Women at war as stars “refuse to cooperate with Coleen Nolan” after the singer’s agent called Nadia Sawalha a “disgusting witch” on social networks
They are stubborn and sincere, but the savage cast of Loose Women has usually been able to rely on sisterly unity to alleviate any outbursts of rage – until now.
Mail on Sunday may reveal that a behind-the-scenes drama destroys the hit of the ITV daily show after a number of stars crashed with longtime panel member Coleen Nolan.
Nadia Sawalha told the producers of the lunch chat show that she would no longer appear alongside Mrs. Nolan after the singer’s agent Melanie Blake called the actress “disgusting witch” on social media.
It is understood that announcer Carol McGiffin also quarreled with Ms. Nolan, while panel member Stacey Solomon informed the producers that she did not wish to work with Ms. Nolan until she returned from maternity leave next month.
Mail on Sunday may reveal that a behind-the-scenes drama destroys the hit of the daily ITV show after a number of stars struggled with longtime panelist Coleen Nolan (pictured)
A source said: ‘Stacey is the last person to refuse to work with Coleen, which is proving really difficult. Everyone loves Stacey as much as the audience, so no one wants to upset her.
“It’s a show that aims to support strong women who work together, respect the opinions of others, but at the moment, what’s going on behind the scenes is quite the opposite and much more dramatic.
“All the dynamics and outages have caused poor producers to have such a conundrum. It’s a job in itself to set up the panels correctly, but with these other issues, it’s proving difficult. “
Insiders on Loose Women accused Ms. Nolan, 56, a member of the successful 80’s The Nolans, of behaving “tall and powerful” behind the scenes.
Nadia Sawalha told the producers of the lunch chat show that she would no longer appear alongside Ms. Nolan after the singer’s agent Melanie Blake called the actress “disgusting witch” on social media.
Panel member Stacey Solomon informed the producers that she did not wish to work with Mrs. Nolan until she returned from maternity leave next month.
It was noted that Mrs. Nolan did not appear on the show for many months with either Mrs. Sawalha or Mrs. McGiffin.
Last year, Ms. Sawalha, 57, stopped following Ms. Nolan on Twitter and Instagram after commenting from Ms. Blake, who previously represented Ms. Sawalha. The actress later followed Mrs. Nolan.
In her comments, Mrs. Blake wrote: ‘Her constant speeches such as “be kind” etc. are so ironic considering that she is a total witch. “
Ms. Nolan left the show in 2011 after 11 years, but returned a year later. At the time of her departure, she said: “I don’t miss single women at all. It was hard and there was so much nonsense.
“So many women tried to do their job, but they worked so closely together. I really don’t talk to girls right now.
“It was a bitch.” He becomes that bitch. Occasionally there were clashes, quarrels with people like Carol and Denise [Welch]. Sometimes we all dropped out. ”
In 2018, Ms. Nolan quarreled with How Clean Is Your House presenter Kim Woodburn live on Loose Women, which ended in Mrs. Woodburn crying.
The door remained open so she could return – but only if Mrs. Nolan was not on the same panel.
And last July, Mrs. Nolan engaged in another on-screen argument with colleague Janet Street-Porter over whether people deserve the right to be rude to age.
Mrs. Nolan called Mrs. Street-Porter “rude,” which sparked an argument. Mrs. Street-Porter admitted that she was upset by this comment, but the women had appeared on the jury together in the last month.
An ITV spokesman said last night: “The jury selects the editor and the production team leader for each show, not the panelists themselves.”