Loose Women will return next week for the first live studio show after six weeks off air – The Sun

LOOSE Women will return next week with a live studio audience after six weeks off air.

ITV has been showing repeated episodes every lunchtime but the ladies will return to screens with brand new shows from Monday 4th May at 12.30pm.

The show was shut down in a reshuffle of ITV daytime to adhere to social distancing rules.

There will be some adjustments to the format so that the panellists can maintain a safe distance from each other.

When the show returns, just three women will be in the studio with one panellist joining from home via video link.

The show will be live on Mondays and Wednesdays with pre-recorded shows the rest of the week – to limit the footfall at the studios during the coronavirus pandemic.

Emma Gormley, Managing Director, ITV Daytime said: "We are thrilled to be able to bring Loose Women back for brand new shows in the studio from Monday.

"As we continue to respond to the crisis and adapt our shows accordingly we’ve made some temporary adjustments to enable us to get back on air whilst ensuring the safety of all of our teams.

"We know our viewers have missed their daily lunchtime catch up with the Loose Women and we look forward to hearing from them all on Monday."

Two weeks ago the Loose Women returned with a special show broadcast from their homes in tribute to the NHS.

Stacey Solomon, Christine Lampard, Brenda Edwards and Nadia Sawalha – recorded the episode from home, the first new episode since the shutdown.

And the return was interrupted in the best possible way when Stacey Solomon's baby Rex stole the spotlight.

The adorable baby was happily having his lunch – but it wasn't long until he made a splash of his own.

As Stacey began speaking about how she is coping during lockdown, Rex could be heard giggling off camera and Nadia couldn't resist and asked Stacey to bring him into shot.

Stacey said: "I haven’t mastered routines. Sorry Rex is next to me having his lunch if you hear him.

"I feel we’re lucky in lockdown. I feel really privileged to be in lockdown with my family, and with a garden.

"It’s not easy homeschooling two children and a baby but it’s much easier than being on the frontline, or in a dangerous household or being alone.

"I’ve definitely had times where I’ve felt anxious and alone and I need my mum."

Pulling Rex onto her knee, Stacey tried to praise her youngest but as she said how much of a good baby he was – he knocked her drink over.

She said: "It was his first easter, but I feel lucky because he’s such a good baby. Oh he’s just thrown my drink over.

"I just feel lucky because I know so many people who are struggling."

But as Stacey carried on speaking no-one could hear her as cheeky Rex blocked her mic, and then Stacey lost her earpieace while trying to wrangle him.

Viewers were utterly charmed by Rex's appearance with one writing: "stacey and rex on loose women i am crying"

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