Last month, Katie revealed that she was going to be having a hiatus from the show, as promoting her latest autobiography ‘Reborn’ had brought issues in her marriage back to the forefront.
She said at the time: “The past two weeks I’ve been on my book tour and it’s opened up some wounds. It’s been awful. I thought I’d dealt with it. I was numb when it all happened. I’m quite good at putting up a defence, but it’s been torture.
“I haven’t got any tears to cry. My heart is shattered, it’s broken. We’ve come two and a half years and Kieran is having to re-live it.”
After a month away, Katie has now confirmed that she’ll be returning to the show on Friday 2 December, excitedly revealing the news in a comment to a fan on her Instagram page.
Katie first became a permanent fixture on the ‘Loose Women’ panel almost a year ago, after receiving praise from viewers when she made a handful of appearances as a guest presenter.
Since then, there have been plenty of memorable ‘Loose Women’ moments involving Katie, including when she took the opportunity to make a bold statement about abortion, and the shocking moment her teenage son Harvey dropped the C-bomb live on air, which TV regulators Ofcom later announced they’d be investigating.
However, despite her typically direct approach on the panel, Katie told HuffPost UK in September that there’d only been one moment when she was given a telling off by producers, and that’s when she made a rather explicit admission about sex toys during a panel discussion.
‘Loose Women’ airs weekdays from 12.30pm.