'Loose Women' handing over to all-male line-up for International Men's Day

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'Loose Women' is being handed over to the men. (ITV)
'Loose Women' is being handed over to the men. (ITV)

Loose Women has announced that it will be handing over the reins to an all-male panel once again in order to mark International Men's Day.

The ITV show on Friday, 19 November, will be rebranded Loose Men as Kaye Adams and co give up their seats to Vernon Kay, Mike Tindall, Ore Oduba and Iain Stirling, who will be highlighting the importance of men speaking out about their mental health.

It comes a year after the show was hosted by a panel of men for the first time in its 22-year history.

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Tindall – who will be on the panel for the first time — said he was looking forward to talking about “some really important issues” facing men.

“Being a rugby player from the north, I think I would probably have a reputation as being strong and just getting on with it, but that doesn’t always work and all of us need to talk about things,” he said.

Mike Tindall during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Mike Tindall is joining Loose Men. (PA)

Oduba said he’d long been a fan of the show and that sitting on the panel would be “loads of fun”.

“I’m really proud to be discussing the issues that affect us guys psychologically and emotionally,” he said.

Love Island’s Stirling was on Loose Men in 2020 and said it was a “genuine honour” to be invited back.

“Last time, it felt like we made something really important,” he said.

“The rest of the panel are legends - I’m hoping to get in their Insta stories as it will do wonders for my ‘engagement’, which to this day I still don’t know what that is,” he joked.

Kay will host the live special and said he's looking forward to tackling the issues facing modern men today.

“From mental health to fatherhood and family, we won't leave any taboo subject uncovered," he said.

Vernon Kay attending the British Heart Foundation’s Heart Hero Awards held at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London
Vernon Kay will host the show. (PA)

The show’s editor Sally Shelford said: “Last year we were bowled over by the huge response from viewers to our first ever Loose Men to mark International Men’s Day. 

"Hearing from some of the UK’s most famous faces opening up about mental health, bullying and body shaming, kick-started so many important conversations. 

"We simply had to do it again."

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Supermodel David Gandy will be a guest on the programme.

Loose Men – which is in support of Loose Women’s Stand By Your Men campaign – airs on Friday 19 November at 12.30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

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