POPULAR ITV daytime programme Loose Women is often a place of reasoned debate – but, over the years, that hasn’t always been the case.
The show has played witness to some pretty tense moments between its famous presenters during its time.
From Kim Woodburn’s walk out to Saira Khan’s shock show exit, sometimes things bubble over into chaos and bust-ups on the panel show.
Here’s a look at some of the biggest Loose Women bust-ups we’ve witnessed.
Phillip vs. Ruth
In April 2019, Ruth Langsford looked furious as Phillip Schofield cut her off mid-sentence, live on This Morning.
Phil had to take over the breakfast show's daily crossover to the Loose Women studio because they were running short on time.
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Ruth was part-way through revealing what would be coming up on the panel show when Phil chimed in: "Guys, we are going to have to jump in there and stop you I'm afraid."
With Ruth looking thoroughly unimpressed, the host continued: "We are a bit tight for time on this end.
"Thank you, Ruth – we will catch you guys a little bit later."
The furious Loose Women presenter then slammed down her pen as she muttered: "I only had about two more words to say – don't worry."
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The star's anger was so apparent that many shocked viewers took to social media to comment on the uncomfortable scene.
The 'goth baby' row
On December 22 last year, ITV aired a TikTok video which showed "a day in a life of a gothic baby" created by Rebecca Hardy.
The viral clip of her daughter's look, as well as her nursery, which was inspired by the Addams family.
Katie Piper wasn't a huge fan of the interior of the nursery and said "babies don't like that!"
After viewing the video, she said: "I'm just going to put it out there it's giving me satanic vibes, it's giving me bad energy, it's toxic, I don't like it and also it's a baby.
"The cot's a tomb. You can't put your baby in a grave," she added.
They later faced a backlash over the remarks as a clip of them sharing their views also circulated on TikTok.
One outraged user said: "they owe that mum an apology!"
A second said: "wow let difference be embraced not judged"
It was reported that 69 people complained to the TV regulator because of her comments.
A further 87 viewers then did the same, according to Ofcom's reports.
Saira Khan's exit
Saira Khan famously quit Loose Women and slammed ITV as she revealed the reason why.
She appeared on the programme as a regular panellist between 2015 and 2020.
But Saira announced the news that she was leaving at the start of 2021 in her column for The Mirror.
The Apprentice star has since opened up about why she made the decision.
"On Loose Women you saw me being quite passionate, heated and feisty, but that's the silo they put me in," Saira told Closer magazine.
"I wanted to have a bit of fun, but that wasn't for me, that was for Stacey Solomon.
"Stacey was the fun one, but I had to be the loud, gobby one."
Saira went on to admit that while it was a "difficult decision" she felt that she had "nothing left to share" on the programme.
One of Saira's most memorable moments on Loose Women came when she waded into the Dominic Cummings Barnard Castle row.
He sparked uproar when it emerged he'd travelled hundreds of miles during the first national lockdown while experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.
On Loose Women, Janet Street-Porter played down his actions saying: "What Dominic Cummings has done hasn't had one bit of difference."
Linda Robson even said she "felt sorry" for Cummings – but Saira was livid and demanded an apology.
"He absolutely should apologise," Saira fumed.
"He is the second most important man in his country and he should be leading this nation in a time of crisis to show us what true leadership is about.
"I'm really sorry but that is not acceptable. He should apologise."
Coleen vs Kim
Loose Women was flooded with complaints about Coleen Nolan’s row with Kim Woodburn.
Kim was brought on the show at the time to face Coleen, after their fiery Celebrity Big Brother stint in 2017.
But the feature ended prematurely and in tears when Kim said the treatment of her in the house reminded her of being bullied as a child.
She stormed off set with the show going to an ad break.
The 76-year-old claimed she was “mocked” by Coleen and sister Linda and said she felt like she was ambushed.
Kim had opened up about childhood abuse and how she felt that had impacted on her time in Celebrity Big Brother.
She said: "I had a very very sad childhood, I had a brutal childhood."
An unsympathetic Coleen then whispered under her breath: "She's going to cry in a minute."
As Kim tried to explain that the reason she hadn't coped well in the house is because of what she had been through, she added: "A brutal rotten childhood.
"I can't describe what I went through. I went in that house and all the memories of those years came back with the bullying they were doing to me. I was very upset in that house but I pretended I wasn't. They picked on me."
Denise Welch went ballistic on Loose Women in a furious debate about coronavirus rules.
The star clashed with co-star Gloria Hunniford insisting restrictions had to end, shouting: "When do we move on?"
It came after Denise was barred from travelling in an ambulance with her sickly dad while fans partied in the streets after England's Euros 2020 match against Scotland on Friday.
She raged against restrictions in a passionate rant while Gloria insisted they were necessary.
Gloria said: “Hang on just one second. Not anyone in the country doesn't want lockdown to end and the double standards are very hard to understand.
"However, with the Indian virus, in 24 hours, there were 11,000 people confirmed."
Raising her voice, Denise replied: "But there's no escalation in deaths, Gloria. When do we move on? There have been flatline deaths since April.
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"A third of all councils across England and Wales haven't suffered a fatality since April. Give people their jobs and livelihoods back.
"We've got to move on from it. If vaccinations work, that's what we're doing. Not another month, another month."
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