Panellists

Clare Balding on body image: 'Growing up I genuinely thought my life would be perfect if my legs were skinny'

CLARE BALDING CHAMPIONS 'POWERFUL LEGS'

Clare joined the show on a mission to make young girls and women feel confident about their bodies.

She's written her first children's book - The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop - and made sure the main character gave readers a positive message.

'My heroine Charlie is a ten year old girl and she gets teased by her older brothers for having thunder thighs and her mother gives her a powerful talking saying it's actually powerful legs,' Clare explains. 'Serena Williams, Beyonce - powerful legs.'

'When I was growing up I genuinely thought my life would be perfect if my legs were skinny. And I didn't have skinny legs and you start to resent the fact that your legs aren't the way you want them to be.'

Clare Balding was horsing around on Loose Women

Coleen Nolan confirms son Jake Roche has broken up with Little Mix's Jesy Nelson: 'It's amicable'

COLEEN NOLAN CONFIRMS SON JAKE AND LITTLE MIX'S JESY HAVE SPLIT

Coleen confirmed that son Jake Roche has broken up with Little Mix's Jesy Nelson, saying, 'It's amicable, and they're both dealing with it really well. They're good friends.'

'With Jake and Jesy when they first got engaged, instantly all the press – everyone was asking me: "When’s the wedding?” There’s so much pressure on relationships,’ Coleen added.

Jesy and Jake first started dating in 2014 and got engaged after Rixton singer Jake popped the question during a Little Mix rehearsal in July 2015.

Meanwhile, Coleen's sister Maureen opened up on the show about her marriage break-up after more than two decades years together.

'I kind of feel like my own counsellor,' she admitted. 'I cry and scream in the car when I'm driving.'

And she told us: 'It's a pain in the bottom to start again. I can't face thinking about dating, I'd rather die.'

Brave Karen Danczuk talks about horrific sexual abuse by her brother as Never Too Late To Tell campaign launches

BRAVE KAREN DANCZUK TALKS ABOUT BEING RAPED BY HER BROTHER AS A CHILD AND ENCOURAGES OTHER SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE TO SPEAK OUT

After deciding to waive her right to anonymity, Karen bravely chose to appear on the show and talk about her experience of childhood sexual abuse by her older brother Michael Burke.

He has been convicted of a string of sex attacks against Karen and other women,
abusing his sister when she was aged between nine and 11.

'I knew it was wrong because it didn't feel right,' Karen said crying. 'I couldn't ask someone – it's not like I could tell someone at school – so I thought this was what everyone went through.'

'[I felt] numb. Normal kids would be upset if they couldn't play with a toy or something, but for me, this was life.'

When asked what she's say to her younger self, Karen said: 'I look at young Karen as a third person now, as a result of my therapy. But I'd tell her, "We did it." I wish I could give her a hug, to be honest.'

Karen says, 'People need to be told to talk and address this. People need to come out. There are probably many people watching who know what I'm talking about.' Karen is supporting our Never Too Late To Tell campaign, aimed at helping victims of abuse speak out.

If you want to speak to someone about childhood sexual abuse, rape or sexual violence there are helplines HERE. #NeverTooLateToTell

Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid: 'Piers Morgan is the one you want to wake up to in the morning!'

THEY HAVE A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP BUT SUSANNA REID ADMITS PIERD MORGAN IS 'A REALLY GOOD FRIEND'

They're famous for their on screen bickering and banter. But Susanna Reid joined us and revealed she's close to her Good Morning Britain co-host Piers Morgan and admits he's the perfect breakfast TV host, saying, ''He's the one you want to wake up to in the morning'.

'He's brilliant,' she added. 'Anyone who knows him behind the scenes knows he's a good person, he's a good friend. I think we're very balanced.'

Susanna took a marker pen to a picture of Piers in the green room before the show which eagle-eyed Piers noticed, tweeting: 'It's a crime to deface a national treasure.'

Susanna also talked about GMB's 1 Million Minutes campaign which encourages viewers to pledge their time to volunteer for a lonely older person this Christmas.

As part of the campaign, Susanna was transformed into a pensioner with the help of prosthetics, added wrinkles and a grey wig.

'I still feel in my twenties and, of course, when I looked in the mirror made up as an 85-year-old I thought to myself "but I don't feel any older", and then I thought 'but of course I won't feel any older',' she told us.

'When I'm 85 I will still feel exactly the same as I do now so we mustn't think of people as older people, they are just people, they are members of our family, they're who we are going to be.'

Gok Wan's Christmas fashion advice for the Loose Women: 'Get your underwear right!'

GOK WAN'S FESTIVE FASHION TIPS

Gok - who is supporting Small business Saturday which supports your local shops - was on hand to give us some festive fashion advice.

'If there's a great dress you really love and you've worn it last year and the year before it doesn't matter, maybe change your accessories and shoes,' Gok said. 'It depends who you feel in that frock.'

And on wearing your favourite dress many times, Gok saying, 'If you feel great in it, you feel great.'

And Gok's fashion tips for the party season?

- Get your underwear right
- Wear a dress that you absolutely want to wear
- Make sure it fits your body shape
- Make sure you're dressing for yourself and not anybody else
- Make sure you have several drinks.

Cheers Gok!

Strictly Come Dancing's Ed Balls teaches the Loose Women to dance: 'I didn't realised I had an inner Beyoncé'

ED BALLS TEACHES JANET STREET PORTER AND RUTH LANGSFORD TO DANCE!

He's left the Strictly dancefloor behind but Ed Balls gave us a twirl when he appeared on the show. Ed, who'll be joining the Strictly tour next year, talked about finding his 'inner Beyonce', returning to politics and losing nearly a stone and a half in weight.

On his professional partner Katja Jones...
'Every now and then, she would say "You've got to work harder", and I would say, "You really wanted Danny Mac, didn't you?"'

On finding his inner diva...
'I don't think I realised I had an inner Beyoncé.'

On being a sex symbol...
'I don't think I've taken that on board. I've taken the snakehips home.'

On returning to politics...
'I'm not sure if I wanted to be an MP again I would've spent last weekend doing Zoolander stuff. I think reality TV and entertainment is a great thing and I'd like to do more of it.'

Loose Women dance with Ed Balls

Gregg Wallace talks about being sexually abused as a child: 'You feel guilty. But you have to speak up'

GREGG WALLACE TALKS ABOUT BEING SEXUALLY ABUSED AS A CHILD

In an emotional conversation, Gregg talked about being sexually assaulted as a child. He had written about being abused as an eight-year-old child in his autobiography Life on a Plate which was published in 2012.

Talking about the footballers who are coming forward to reveal they had been sexually abused by coaches when they were children, brave Gregg talked about his own feelings.

'I imagine my experience is typical. You feel guilty, you feel like you’re playing some part in it – sorry I’m getting a bit emotional – and of course you haven’t,' he said.

Explaining why he chose to speak out about his abuse, Gregg added: 'I wanted people to know because it happens because it’s people that you like and that you're close to - it's not someone standing in a mac in an alleyway.

'It's someone whose appearance to the rest of the world is that of a decent person. It’s an awful thing.'

Asked what advice he has for any survivors of childhood abuse, Gregg said, 'You have to speak up, you're not in trouble, you haven’t done anything wrong. You're a child, you don’t know what's happening. You're just a part of this – it's being done to you.'

Janet, Ruth, June and Ayda all praised Gregg for his bravery.

If you or someone you know would like to talk about historical sexual abuse, we have helplines here.

Andrea McLean reveals she suffers from social anxiety: 'I get panicky and my heart starts going'

ANDREA REVEALS SHE SUFFERS FROM SOCIAL ANXIETY

After Robbie Williams discussed having social anxiety over the summer, Andrea explained she

'I have a very anxious personality and I've found it's got worse and worse the older that I get', she said.

'I am like Robbie, I will cancel - sorry to my friends - I'm a nightmare and will cancel on friends an hour before,' Andrea said. 'I get myself worked up. I get eczema here, a little break out [on my cheek]. I get panicky, my heart starts going, I have sweaty palms just thinking about it. I'm rubbish at Christmas dos. The only time I'm comfortable is when people come round to my house.'

'I need a get out clause. Quite often I will drive. I never say goodbye, I slope away and go home, I can escape,' Andrea added.

To find out more about anxiety, you can visit our Lighten The Load campaign here