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.
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.”
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.”
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.”