Carol Vorderman and Sally Lindsay join Loose Women
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Carol Vorderman and Sally Lindsay are joining the panel of 'Loose Women'.
The former 'Countdown' maths whizz and the ex-'Coronation Street' star - who portrayed Shelley Unwin in the ITV1 soap from 2001 to 2005 - will replace axed stars Kate Thornton and Zoe Tyler in a bid to shake up the daytime chat show.
Joining regulars Denise Welch, Carol McGiffin, Andrea McLean, Lisa Maxwell and Lynda Bellingham, the pair will first appear on 'Loose Women' when the series returns after its summer break. An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Carol and Sally are a done deal. They were always popular choices, and bosses think they will be a perfect fit for the panel. They both bring a unique personality and sense of humour, which will hopefully sit well with the remaining regulars, but neither of them are afraid to speak their mind.
"'Loose Women' has always been about lively debate, and these two are certainly not afraid of that. ITV bosses had previously considered the likes of 'Vicar of Dibley' star Dawn French and 'Royal Family' writer Caroline Aherne to fill the vacant spots. Meanwhile, former 'Men Behaving Badly' actress Caroline Quentin was approached for a role on the panel, but had already committed to starring in a play in London's West End.
Show chiefs are hoping the introduction of Carol and Sally will help boost viewing figures on the ITV1 series.
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