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Jane McDonald Claims 'Anyone' Could Be On 'Loose Women' Panel... Is She Throwing Shade At Her Old Job?

18/09/2014 12:29 BST | Updated 18/09/2014 12:59 BST

The ‘Loose Women’ panel could have been mistaken for the cast of ‘Mean Girls’ this week, after former presenter Jane McDonald was heard throwing what appeared to be some serious shade at her former employers.

Yes, you read that correctly - now that Jane has said farewell to her days of light-hearted chat with Sherrie Hewson and Andrea McLean, she reckons her time on ‘Loose Women’ didn’t actually require much skill, and pretty much anyone could wander in off the street and do the job, apparently.

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Jane McDonald in her 'Loose Women' days

Jane, who left the series last year to focus on her music career, told the Bucks Free Press: “This side of the business is where I want to be. Anyone can be on a panel and talk about news for an hour. Not many people can stand up on stage and perform for two and a half hours.”

Now, Jane, that can’t be right. How can just “anyone” come in and offer insight the way that Britain’s greatest minds, Myleene Klass and Coleen Nolan, do every lunchtime?

Despite casting doubt on the expertise of the remaining panelists, Jane was quick to point out that she’s still a fan of the lunch-time talk show, adding: “I still love it. I am looking forward to seeing the new people in it. I do wish it every success. I loved it for ten years.”

Over the past year or so, the ‘Loose Women’ panel has seen a real shake-up, with fan favourites Denise Welch, Carol McGiffin and, more recently, Carol Vorderman all bowing out of the show.

Since her exit, Denise has criticised current panelist Myleene Klass, after Myleene commented that before her arrival on the scene the show had become “a bit misogynistic, a bit post-menopausal or pre-menopausal and ranty.”

Judy Finnigan and Sharon Osbourne will reportedly be cropping up in the show soon, joining new faces Gloria Hunniford and Penny Lancaster.

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