Loose Women will give show over to male panel for International Men's Day 2 months ago

Loose Women will give show over to male panel for International Men's Day

This is the second year in a row that the cast will step down.

For one day only, the Loose Women ladies will give up their seats for an all-male panel to mark International Men's Day.

Advertisement

The show, called Loose Men, will discuss men's mental health and the stigma that surrounds it.

Vernon Kay will lead the panel alongside rugby player Mike Tindall, TV presenter Ore Oduba, comedian Iain Stirling, and fashion model David Gandy.

Iain was part of the panel last year, which was the first time that a man was on the show in its 21-year history.

"It’s a genuine honour to be back on the Loose Men panel," he said. "Last time, it felt like we made something really important.

"Men’s mental health is important because it affects us all and isn’t necessarily clearly visible. So, to get any sort of help you need to articulate what’s wrong. And for many that vocabulary still isn’t regularly used or available.

Advertisement

“This show can go some way to helping that.”

Earlier this year, Loose Women launched Stand by Your Men, a campaign that focuses on male mental health and highlights how important it is for men to seek help if they are struggling.

Mike Tandall also said that he was looking forward to taking part and raising awareness for the issue.

Advertisement

"I am looking forward to being on Loose Men, talking about some really important issues facing men.

"Being a rugby player from the north, I think I would probably have a reputation as being strong and just getting on with it, but that doesn’t always work and all of us need to talk about things. This is a great chance to do that.”

The show was met with a hugely positive response in 2020 so ITV decided to run it again this year.

Loose Women’s editor Sally Shelford said:

Advertisement

"Hearing from some of the UK’s most famous faces opening up about mental health, bullying and body shaming, kick-started so many important conversations. We simply had to do it again.

“This year’s amazing ‘Loose Men’ line up of Vernon, Iain, Mike and Ore promises to shine a light on even more topics affecting men today – from ageing to relationships and fatherhood, expect eye-opening conversations and lots of laughs along the way.”

Loose Men airs on ITV on Friday 19 November.

 

Advertisement