Linda Robson might quit Loose Women
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 March 2017
Linda Robson has admitted she might quit 'Loose Women' after she angered some viewers on Wednesday (01.03.17) with a remark she made
Linda Robson has threatened to 'Loose Women'.
The 58-year-old actress - who has been a panellist on the show on and off since 2003 - is toying with the idea of walking away from the chat show series after she angered some viewers on Wednesday (01.03.17) when she seemed to describe residents of Stoke-on-Trent as "poor" during a discussion about a woman who was prosecuted for pocketing a £20 note she found on the floor of a shop in Blurton.
Speaking to the Daily Star Online, she said: "I'm really, really sorry if I've upset anybody. It could have been any corner shop anywhere. I didn't even know it was in Stoke-on-Trent, it wasn't in our notes. Maybe I shouldn't do any more 'Loose Women' if what I say gets me into trouble. Maybe it was a silly remark, but nothing's scripted on Loose Women and we just say whatever comes it our heads, really."
The remarks prompted an official complaint to industry regulator Ofcom from Blurton resident Kirsty Bailey, who argued Linda's comments were ill-informed.
She said: "I just thought it was pretty disgusting to be honest. She knows nothing about the area.
"I felt she was speaking ill of the working class and the people of Blurton in general. With all the bad press the city has had recently - this is just another blow."
Kirsty said that Blurton is distinctly different to what Linda's remarks would leave people to believe.
She explained: "The people of Blurton are friendly and community-minded - there is nothing wrong with us.
"It would be nice to see people change their opinions of Stoke-on-Trent and other parts of the city. It was awful the way it was portrayed during the by-election."
During the discussion on 'Loose Women', Linda insisted she would always hand money into the authorities if she found it in the street.
The actress explained: "Whatever I lose, I always seem to get. I love those people who hand things in and that is why I'd always hand anything in that I found.
"If I found £20 in a shop I would have said 'do you know who this belongs to?' It looks like quite a poor shop - it's not Waitrose or Marks and Spencer.
"It looks like they don't have a lot of money, the people who shop there."