Jamelia: Loose Women changed for better

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 May 2014


Jamelia thinks 'Loose Women' has "changed for the better" after a dramatic shake-up which has seen new, younger panellists introduced

Jamelia thinks 'Loose Women' has "changed for the better".

The ITV daytime show has seen a major shake-up over the last year, including a glamorous new set and the introduction of younger panellists, in a bid to boost ratings and the singer believes the programme has benefited from the transformation.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I definitely think it has changed and it's changed for the better. I feel the changes [executive producer] Martin Frizell has put in place - he's making it more brave, a bit more interesting, something that everybody will want it to watch rather than just appealing to the over 40 women. I think everybody used to watch it, but people are watching it now and not just because it's on."

The 33-year-old star says the current panel, which features stars young and old, are "strong" women who aren't afraid to stand by their opinion on the topical programme.

Referring to recent clashes between Janet Street-Porter, 67, and Myleene Klass, 36, she said: "I think that's what makes it interesting. Janet represents one demographic and Myleene represents a set of people who think like her.

"I think it's important the panellists are strong women who aren't easily swayed by another person's opinion.

"I do think you need to be respectful of what someone else is saying and listen when they're voicing their opinion. But I also believe we have to be strong, opinionated and not feel intimidated by another woman on the panel."

Jamelia is an ambassador for Tilda Basmati's Mum Helping Mums campaign in association with the World Food Programme. For further information visit www.tilda.com/mums.

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