Loose Women to get more male panellists?
Linda Robson has teased that more male panellists may be joining the show this year
'Loose Women' is set to get more male panellists this year.
Bosses slowly started to introduce male presenters - including Peter Andre and Craig Revel Horwood - on the lunchtime show last year and it looks like it's been such a hit with viewers that they're trying to get more celebrity men to agree to join the series.
Linda Robson - who has sat on the panel on and off since 2003 - told the Daily Star newspaper: "We won't be doing it every week but it'll be happening quite a lot. Maybe we will do it every month - I think it really works. It depends on who they choose as the men. But Judge Rinder went down really well."
Although the fate of celebrity panellists are in the hands of the producers, Linda has admitted she'd really like to see motor-mouth Russell Brand sit alongside her.
She explained: "I'd love to have Russell Brand on to do it. He'd be a great Loose Man and I'd like Sean Bean. I think he would be honest."
And the 'Birds of a Feather' star isn't worried about an all-male panel show taking over and knocking the popular lunchtime series off screens because she doesn't think men will be able to have as many heated debates as they do and people won't tune in.
She said with a giggle: "I don't think men open up as much as women so they won't do it with an all-male panel. But it works when there are two men and two women on the panel because we coax the answers out of them."