Ruth Langsford has dismissed speculation about disputes behind the scenes at Loose Women.
Over the years, the ITV daytime show has been the focus of several “feuds” reports, including in January when widely disproved claims were made in the tabloids about drama involving some panellists.
During an appearance on Lorraine on Monday morning, host Lorraine Kelly brought up the issue of disagreements among the panelists, with Ruth insisting that when disagreements arise, the team move on quickly.
“We have some heated discussions, but we don’t argue,” Ruth said. “Somehow people just love to pit women against women, don’t they?”
Ruth continued: “We disagree on things but then five minutes later we’re laughing and talking about something else.
“We are such a diverse group of women, different ages, different views and different opinions on things.
“I go on this show so many times, I think one thing and by the end of the discussion I changed my mind.”
Ruth is the latest in a line of Loose Women stars to publicly refute claims of behind-the-scenes drama on the show.
Jane Moore said OK! Magazine earlier this year: “In the commercial breaks, we say ‘that [debate] was a bit fiery, wasn’t it?’. [But] I have a problem when people say, “Jane Moore and Nadia Sawalha fight on Loose Women.” Please come on, we’re done with that.
“They never do that for two guys on a news show, and it’s so lame. Let’s move on, we’re not in the 1950s anymore. But we take it easy and keep going.”
Meanwhile, presenter Charlene White branded claims of feuds as “absolute nonsense”, insisting: “When you look inside from the outside and you see all these stories… that have been written about the ladies on the panel, you get a sense of what this is all about.” be like. Then you walk into this amazing group of women and realize everyone is incredibly supportive.”
Frankie Bridge also called for a double standard when it came to reporting on the Loose Women panelists.
“When I first went on the show I was nervous because I read about all these feuds,” she told The Sun.
“I think it’s sad that something like A League of Their Own doesn’t happen with a group of men. It’s just not mentioned. And coming from a girl band is exactly the same.
“Everybody always wants women to fight and it’s a real shame that it undoes all the good that Loose Women is doing.”
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ruth-langsford-addresses-loose-women-fall-out-reports_uk_62b05f4ae4b06169ca9bddfd Ruth Langsford Shuts Down Speculation Of Fall-Outs Among Loose Women Panellists