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Linda Robson shuts down rumour Loose Women co-stars are 'more than friends'

Linda, 63, has appeared as a regular panellist on ITV’s hit chat show, Loose Women, since 2012. Now, she has broken her silence following claims members of the team had taken their friendship to a new level.
Islington born Linda is known for discussing her relationship with husband Mark on the programme, as well as sharing information about her personal life.

Nicknamed “Baggy Mouth” for saying things “as she sees them”, the actress has shut down the claims which she hasn’t noticed.

Linda often appears alongside regulars including Stacey Solomon, Denise Welch, Jane Moore, Nadia Sawalha and Ruth Langsford.

The majority of the panellists are in long-term marriages, minus Stacey Solomon who is engaged to be married to actor Joe Swash.

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In a new interview, asked whether she knew of any truth behind the claims, Linda said: “Never in a million years, I don’t know anyone that could be.”

She went on to tell The Sun: “Everyone is happily married.

“Put it this way, I’ve not noticed any of the other Loose Women looking at me in a particular way.”

However, Linda went on to reveal the show left her feeling somewhat awkward after experiencing a “sexy dream”.

The Bird of a Feather actress told the publication: “Loose Women throws up some unlikely meetings, one day I woke up and felt really ashamed because I’d had a sexy dream about Elton.

“I was thinking, ‘I hope my husband Mark doesn’t find out’, it felt so real.”

Before going on to reveal how the dream came about, Linda noted that a make-up artist on the ITV show is friends with Sir Elton, 74, and had been planning on seeing the music legend.

“I sent a note saying, ‘Dear Elton, I just read your book and I loved Rocket Man as well. Do you remember the night we spent together on the Eurostar?”

Much to Linda’s shock, the dad-of-two wrote back to her surprise, reminding Linda that “it was the Orient Express” and that the pair created enough noise to be thrown off the journey.

Linda went on to address claims she had fallen out with long-term friend, Pauline Quirke, who chose not to appear in the 30th-anniversary show in 2019 and the 2020 Christmas edition of Birds of a Feather.

She told The Sun: “Take no notice of what you’ve heard about me and Pauline falling out. It’s a load of old codswallop.

“Pauline just chose not to do Birds Of A Feather. She wants to concentrate on her acting academy, that’s that.”

Pauline’s character, Sharon Theodopolopodous, had been scripted out of the show, with the character being stranded on a cruise due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Linda said at the time: “The script for this special is brilliant, I promise we’ll have lots of laughs for fans of the show.”

Despite claims suggesting Pauline’s absence was due to a fall-out between the pair, the presenter said they are still very much good friends.

On whether her co-star could return to the show, she added: “I don’t know.”

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Coleen Nolan shuts down rumours that her 'diva' remarks were about Loose Women co-stars

However, Coleen shared that she was not talking about Loose Women bosses, continuing: “I think that’s the tragedy really, I am very lucky that Loose Women, whether you’re a fan or not, it’s the only show on telly that has women of all ages, all sizes, all colour.

“Outside of that, because sometimes people go, ‘It’s obviously not sexist because you’re on telly every day’ – yeah but from half 12 to half one.”

“But name anyone my age in primetime co-hosting a show, you just don’t see it and I think that’s really sad,” she divulged.

Coleen has been a host on Loose Women since 2000 and is loved by fans for her honest approach to topics and a refreshing sense of humour.

Louise Minchin teases new venture with co-stars away from BBC Breakfast: 'Count me in!'

Louise also agreed, exclaiming: “Count me in too!”

It comes after Channel 5 released a casting advert, revealing they are actively looking for teams to take on the Eggheads as filming for the latest series commences.

Despite changing broadcasters after 18-years on-air, the show will remain ultimately the same, with the same set and panel and host Jeremy Vine all returning.

Addressing the big changes in an interview with Radio Times, Jeremy reassured viewers: “I always knew the show wouldn’t be lost for ever.

“It’s such a thrill to be presenting undoubtedly one of the greatest TV quizzes of all time.

Naga Munchetty avoids giving BBC co-stars ‘insight’ into her home life ‘Lines get blurred'

Naga revealed: “It would be an act of kindness, that’s the most romantic thing I could think of, being kind to someone.” 

However, Nihal disagreed and hit back: “Wait a minute, no, that’s not romantic!” 

Naga then argued: “Being kind to someone is romantic because all romance is, is showing that you’ve thought about someone else, and being thought about is a wonderful thing, and being cared for is a wonderful thing.”

Nihal disagreed, saying: “But romance surely has to have a physical component to it and if I’m kind to someone for helping them across the road, for instance, I don’t want anything, you know!”

Giving an example of the kind gestures she performs for her other half James, Naga chimed: “Head rub! I gave a head rub yesterday and it was received with such gratitude!” 

Jahmil French dead: How did Degrassi Next Generation star, 29, die? Co-stars speak out

Jahmil French’s cause of death is unknown – but his co-stars have paid tribute to the late star on social media today. The actor’s co-worker Chisme Chica confirmed his passing on Twitter. He wrote: “I can confirm my good friend, co-worker, and all around inspiration, Jahmil French, passed away yesterday. 
“Only posting because I see the story getting out there. I will have more to say about him later. Right now we’re all just processing this devastating news.”

Actress Melinda Shankur wrote: “Bhandurner forever in my heart.”

Chloe Rose also commented on Twitter : “Still in shock. Jahmil will be missed.

“He was an integral part of the Degrassi family and certainly a huge part of my degrassi days.”

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He previously said he is very much like his character Dave.

In an interview with Channel Guide Magazine, he said: “My character’s kind of like the popular one, with lots of friends, and I can relate, because I’ve just always been, like, a floater in each group.

“I’ve always had friends everywhere. I’ve never been the kind of person to, like, be the catty one, or make enemies or that kind of thing.”

But, Jahmil said he was only at school for a year and a half as he went away from auditions.

“My dad had to drive back and forth,” he revealed.

He went on to say he had “a balanced and strong foundation at home” with my his parents.

“I feel like I’ve just been raised with having a good head on my shoulders and not getting myself into all the craziness that Alli has, which kind of goes hand in hand.”

“I’ve had most of my experiences through someone else’s eyes — of the character,” he added.