Sam Bailey wants Loose Women role
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 August 2016
Sam Bailey wants to be a 'Loose Women' panellist and is happy to speak openly and honestly about her life
Sam Bailey wants to be a 'Loose Women' panellist.
The 39-year-old singer - who shot to fame after winning 'The X Factor' in 2013 - was a guest host on the show earlier this year and enjoyed the experience so much, she's now got her eye on the seat left vacant by departing Sherrie Hewson.
She said: "I like going on there with Coleen [Nolan] and all that lot. I would love to do it a lot more."
But Sam admits she isn't particularly experienced when it comes to live TV presenting, especially compared with the other women on the show.
She told the Daily Star newspaper: "They have a little more experience than me. When I go on it is a bit like going to school and learning the ropes from people who are professional."
However, the 'Skyscraper' singer - who has children Tommy, Brooke, and Miley, with husband Craig Pearson - isn't afraid to get candid about her life and experiences if she does land a job on the show.
She said: "It does not bother me being on TV. I always tell the truth and I will always be open and honest."
It was revealed last month that 'Loose Women' bosses are keen to bring in new panellists and ditch some of the old ones.
A source said: "There are lots of exciting surprises in the pipeline for September. It will be back bigger and better than ever to build on current success."
Producers are remaining tight-lipped on who will be dropped over the next coming months but it's believed Ruth Langsford and Andrea McLean will remain as the show's main hosts.
Coleen Nolan, Janet Street Porter and Nadia Sawalha are also thought to be safe from the chop, while Judy Finnigan, who is rarely on it anyway, has been axed.
Katie Price and Vicky Pattison - who were brought in as panellists earlier this year - have proved a huge hit with viewers over the past seven months and are reportedly being lined-up to make a return for a few episodes in the autumn - depending on their work schedules.
Meanwhile, Myleene Klass and Rebecca Adlington, who have made a few appearances, aren't scheduled for more dates.
The show's shake-up comes following the departure of Martin Frizell as the new editor Sally Shelford is determined to make the programme "less newsy and more fun."