Zoe Tyler 'shocked' by Loose Women axe
Zoe Tyler admits she was shocked by her 'Loose Women' axing because it was so sudden
Zoe Tyler admits her 'Loose Women' axing was a "shock".
The 41-year-old singer and co-anchor Kate Thornton were told by programme bosses their contracts would not be renewed as part of plans to try and boost viewing figures and freshen up the show, and while Zoe was stunned by the move, she accepts changes are necessary.
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."
While Zoe is upset by her dismissal, she is planning a "big party" to mark her departure.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Me and Kate have had a great time. For a job you can't ask for any better. I'm sad to leave. We'll have a big party."
Existing panellists including Carol McGiffin, Denise Welch, Andrea McLean, Lynda Bellingham and Lisa Maxwell will now be joined on the show by Carol Vorderman and Sally Lindsay.
A source said: "The next series will be freshened up and is going to contain a few surprises. These are exciting times."