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Carol McGiffin Slams 'Loose Women' 'S*** Ratings', Claims Lunchtime Show Is 'Nothing Like' When She Was On The Panel

24/09/2014 11:46 BST | Updated 24/09/2014 11:59 BST

Carol McGiffin has hit out at the new ‘Loose Women’ format, claiming it’s now completely different to how it used to be when she was on the show.

The straight-talking TV presenter first joined the ‘Loose Women’ in 2003, having previously appeared on its predecessor ‘Live Talk’.

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Carol McGiffin

Since she announced a year ago that she was stepping down as a panelist to take part in ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, the show has undergone a number of shake-ups, which have clearly left its former star unimpressed.

Speaking to Woman magazine, Carol pulled no punches when chatting about her former employers, saying: “It’s nothing like the show I worked on for 13 years.

“They should call it ‘Cosy Chats Around a Lilliputian Table With The Audience On Your Lap’.

“Good luck to them. They’ll need it, as the ratings are s***.”

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Carol and Denise Welch during their time on 'Loose Women'

And if that wasn’t enough ‘Loose Women’ shade for you, then McGiff isn’t the only former panelist to criticise the show in recent times.

Jane McDonald appeared to question the expertise of the women who appear on the panel in an interview last week, insisting that she feels like her current career as a singer is much more challenging.

She said: “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.”

In the past year or so, ‘Loose Women’ viewers have also said farewell to Lisa Maxwell, Carol Vorderman and Denise Welch.

Denise recently became embroiled in an online war of words with current panelist Myleene Klass, when she accused the show of becoming too “post-menopausal” and “ranty” prior to her joining.

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