A number of Loose Women presenters are threatening to mutiny following the sacking of Kate Thornton and Zoe Tyler. Lynda Bellingham, Carol McGiffin and Andrea McLean are among those said to be irritated by the way show executives told the two they were leaving. They are threatening to reduce the number of days they appear on the show when the new series starts in autumn unless they are given more say on the panel.
A source told the Mirror: “All the girls were pretty peeved about the way in which Kate and Zoe were handed their notices. The women are, and were, a tight-knit bunch. They didn’t feel changed needed to be done in such a dramatic fashion.” Carol Vorderman and former Coronation Street star Sally Lindsay are set to replace them, but the group is worried about the chemistry between them all.
The source added: “There is concern that, because they didn’t all screen-test together, the chemistry will not be completely right. Things are tense at the moment as no one feels their job is safe.”
Zoe, 41, previously revealed she was “shocked” at the speed of her sacking.
She said: “It was so sudden, so it’s a bit of a shock. Telly is always changing, but they didn’t see me as part of the future of the show. I have to accept it, it’s out of my hands.
“We were just given the reason that things had to change. With TV you understand things need to change.”