Body Stories

Bryan Adams joins Loose Women to talk Body Stories and Pretty Woman The Musical! 'It'll open next year!'

BRYAN ADAMS ON THE LOOSE WOMEN BODY STORIES CAMPAIGN

After launching our Body Stories campaign, photographer Bryan joined us to talk about the photo shoot.

Bryan told us: 'It was a funny thing to get a call and be asked to do this… and what I thought was interesting about the brief was, they wanna be natural, they don't want any retouching, and they want it to be real, and I thought, ‘Ok! that sounds really good!’

'So the fact that all of the women were all being really honest about how they are, I thought, "Well that's great".'

'It's part of it, to try and find that natural moment,' Bryan revealed about the image.

And Bryan told us about another exciting project he's working on - Pretty Woman the musical!

'I'm doing the musical of the film Pretty Woman and I'm writing the music,' Bryan revealed. 'It's going to open next year in 2018 on Broadway and hopefully come to the West End. It's taken two years to write it.'

And Stacey was keen to audition to play Julia Robert's part, Vivian Ward, in the show! Watch this space...

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Loose Women Body Stories launches as we reveal '97% of you don't feel happy about your bodies'

WE LAUNCH LOOSE WOMEN BODY STORIES!

Andrea, Stacey, Linda and Janet launched Loose Women Body Stories and explained why we're doing the campaign.

'We did a survey last year and 97% of you don't feel happy about your bodies when you look in the mirror,' Andrea explained. 'So the idea behind the campaign is for all of you to celebrate the stories that our bodies tell, no matter the age and shape we are. We all look the way we look because of our life experience. It's written all over our bodies and that makes us unique.'

We also showed what happened when we sent Linda and Stacey out on the streets to talk to women about their bodies and see one of our giant billboards unveiled!

Watch the videos to find out more about Loose Women Body Stories!

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Coleen Nolan on stripping off for Loose Women Body Stories: 'Life is too short to worry about my bingo wings'

Coleen Nolan bares all for Loose Women Body Stories

COLEEN NOLAN ON HER BODY STORY: 'I HAVE A CONSTANT BODY BATTLE'

Along with eight other members of the Loose panel, Coleen has stripped off for our Body Stories campaign about self-confidence

And Coleen's spoken out about why the campaign was so important for her to be involved in, especially after her sister Linda Nolan's recent cancer diagnosis.

'Linda facing cancer has made me feel I need to accept myself and be happy,' Coleen has said.

'That started from Bernie dying initially, and with Linda now it makes you think life is too short to worry about my bingo wings. I might not be here next year.'

'It gives you a great perspective on life and things that used to trouble and worry me I think, "Well I’m still here, touch wood".'

And revealing what REALLY happened on the photoshoot with Bryan Adams, Coleen explained there were some surprising nerves about baring all.

'What amazed me is that the really slim ones like Katie and Andrea, they were the most self-conscious,' Coleen has revealed.

'They are more self-conscious ­generally yet they are tall and skinny. I don’t think Katie Price sees what we see.'

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Janet Street-Porter on stripping off at 70 for Loose Women Body Stories: 'Here I am complete with cellulite'

Nine of the Loose Women took part in the Body Stories campaign shot by Bryan Adams

JANET STREET-PORTER ON STRIPPING OFF AT 70 'HERE I AM WITH CELLULITE, A NON-EXISTENT WAIST AND SMALL, SLIGHTLY DROPPY BOOBS'

ON SAYING YES TO BARING ALL...
'I’ve removed my knickers and bra and decided to share my spider veins and age spots for an important campaign. Here I am, complete with cellulite, a non-existent waist and small, slightly droopy boobs.'

ON STRIPPING OFF AT 70
'The point of posing half-naked at 70 and not letting someone airbrush me beautiful is to shout from the rooftops that normal is perfectly fine, in fact it’s gorgeous. That said, I did insist on a good cossie. Half the over-50s population are women, but if you look at what you see in the media you’d never think so. Skinny minnies are still used to sell everything from face cream to undies. Real women have hysterectomy scars, bingo wings, slightly saggy chins... As I’ve got older, my body has changed, but since I embraced it, I haven’t stopped thinking it’s still pretty good as it’s started to sag and droop.'

It’s really important to do this campaign because I want women all over Britain to learn to love their body. Our bodies are brilliant – it’s your weapon!

– Janet Street-Porter
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Nadia Sawalha opens up for Loose Women Body Stories: 'Overeaters Anonymous gave me tools for life'

Nadia Sawalha's Body Story

NADIA SAWALHA'S BODY STORY 'MY STRETCH MARKS, CELLULITE AND ALL THE BATTLE SCARS OF LIFE'

Nadia has always talked openly about her complicated relationship with food and body on Loose Women. And she has embraced our Body Stories campaign with her usual passion.

Having struggled with food growing up and yo-yoing dieting as a teenager and in her twenties, Nadia revealed, 'I didn’t get a grip on my bad eating patterns until I was in my late thirties.

'While going to a family meeting with my husband Mark for his alcoholism, I saw an ad for Overeaters Anonymous I didn’t even know that kind of thing existed, but they’re all around the world,' Nadia explained. 'I went to my first meeting and just sat there listening in awe to people talk openly about all the things that I had been through.

'After that I went every single day for a month, then weekly and now I pop in and out when I need. Like AA, you follow a 12-step program.

'It’s quite complicated, but it makes you pause and think why you’re eating what you are and how it’s going to make you feel afterwards.

It completely changed the way I thought about food and without it I would have become fatter and fatter, or thinner and thinner. It gave me tools for life.'

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Andrea McLean bares all for Loose Women Body Stories: 'These are my scars and this is who I am’

Andrea McLean on her Body Story

ANDREA MCLEAN'S BODY STORY 'THESE ARE MY SCARS AND THIS IS WHO I AM'

Andrea was one of nine panellists who stripped off to their swimwear for the Loose Women Body Stories campaign, shot by Bryan Adams.

And she has opened up about the scars left on her body from having children and surgery.

'When I had Finlay in 2001, I needed an emergency Caesarean, and I had another C-section with my daughter Amy. Both procedures left me with scars, and in 2011 I had surgery to correct an umbilical hernia, which left me with another unsightly line down my stomach,' Andrea has revealed.

'The first time I got undressed in front of Nick [Fenney, Andrea's partner of three years] was really nerve-wracking because I was panicking about my stomach,' Andrea explained.

'In the end, I took off my clothes and said: "These are my scars and this is who I am." Nick didn’t say a word, but he’s since admitted he was quite shocked as he’d never seen scars like mine before.'

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Bryan Adams shoots Loose Women Body Stories campaign: 'They don't want any retouching and they want it to be real!'

Bryan Adams photographed the Loose Women Body Stories campaign

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND SUPERSTAR SINGER BRYAN ADAMS SHOOTS LOOSE WOMEN BODY STORIES!

Nine panellists stripped off and bared their bodies - without filters or airbrushing - to be photographed in their swimwear by photographer Bryan Adams, who has previously shot the most famous women in the world including The Queen and Kate Moss.

Bryan said: 'It was a funny thing to get a call and be asked to do this… and what I thought was interesting about the brief was, they wanna be natural, they don't want any retouching, and they want it to be real. And I thought, "Ok! that sounds really good!"

'So the fact that all of the women were all being really honest about how they are, I thought, ‘Well that's great".'

You can read more about Loose Women Body Stories here.

Don't miss the show on Tuesday 2 May when we will be showing you behind the scenes on the photoshoot and talking exclusively to Bryan about the campaign.

Loose Women Body Stories shot by Bryan Adams

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Loose Women strip off for Body Stories campaign unairbrushed 'Stretch marks, cellulite and all the battle scars of life'

Loose Women Body Stories shot by Bryan Adams

LOOSE WOMEN LAUNCHES BODY STORIES!

At Loose Women we believe in feeling good about yourself. So we're officially launching a nationwide body confidence campaign.

Nine panellists have stripped off and bared their bodies for the first time - without filters or airbrushing - and photographed in their swimwear by international superstar photographer Bryan Adams, who has previously photographed the most famous women in the world including The Queen and Kate Moss.

The aim of the campaign is to encourage ALL women, whatever age, or size, to celebrate the story their body tells. Whatever it is that they see as their 'flaws', be it a post-operative scar, birthmarks, post baby-weight or stretch marks. Because it's ok, they are all part of what make you 'you'.

Here the women open up about their very personal body stories...

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