I'm probably best known for hosting This Morning for 13 years with my husband, Richard Madeley, having recorded the first episode in October 1988, live from Liverpool’s Albert Dock.
After leaving This Morning in 2001 we went on to present ‘Richard & Judy’ on Channel 4. During this time we started the Richard & Judy Book club, which was responsible for a revolution in the nation’s reading habits that still remains a popular today.
I know I said I wouldn't go back on the telly, but actually I'm looking forward to contributing to lively conversations between a group of outspoken and intelligent women!
I'm best know for: Launching This Morning in 1988 and presenting it for 13 years with my husband.
The proudest moment in my career is: Interviewing Hilary Clinton.
The first thing I do in the morning is: Have a boiled egg.
My favourite lunch is: Sunday roast with my family.
The most famous person in my phonebook is: I hate talking over the phone, so no-one.
The actress who would play me in a film about my life is: Meryl Streep.
If I wasn’t presenting Loose Women, I’d be: Writing my next novel.
The one thing I couldn’t live without is: My children.
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Although I have been a guest on Loose Women many times, I am thrilled to be joining the Loose Woman panel one or two days a week.
Open House and Channel 5 ran daily in theafternoon until 2004, since then I’ve worked on various programmes like the OneShow, This Morning and Alan Titchmarsh. I present a number of leading seriesincluding the consumer programmes Rip Off Britain, Rip off Food, and Rip OffHolidays.
Find out more in her Q&A below:
I’m best known for: Being on TV!
The proudest moment of my career is: I come from Northern Ireland but I’ve lived in Sevenoaks since the 1980s, having joined BBC Radio 2 as the first woman to have her own show. Through the programme 'Sunday Sunday' I have been lucky enough to interview many of the best of British and Hollywood names including Audrey Hepburn, Charlton Heston, Bette Davis, Jimmy Stewart, Kirk Douglas, Sean Connery, and Lionel Richie.
The best interviews I’ve done include Doris Day at home in California and getting past the Buckingham Palace gates to interview royalty!
My favourite lunch is: Wonderful Irish seafood outdoors by the beach
The most famous person in my phonebook is: Julio Iglesias and Neil Diamond.
The one thing I couldn’t live without is: Apart from my family are my portable tongs and fast-dry hairspray!!
Born and bred in Essex, Penny graduated from the 'London College of Fashion' at the age of 17 where she went on to work as a top model for over 10 years. Inspired by the fashion world she decided to switch to the other side of the lens and become a photographer.
Shortly after meeting her husband to be - in 1999 - and embarking on the proud journey of Motherhood, she fulfilled her dream of performing on the west-end stage, in the musical 'Tonight's the Night'.
Following on from my passion to dance, I competed in the 5th series of 'Strictly come Dancing' and had the time of my life!
Being grateful and giving back, was an important message that my parents instilled in me. That's why the charity work that I'm involved with means so much to me and I hope my children will learn the same lesson.
In more recent years Penny has embraced the opportunity of TV presenting whilst juggling an international family life split between London and LA!
Find out more about Penny in her Q&A:
I'm best know for: Long legs, famous husband and Strictly!
The proudest moment in my career is: when I conquer my fears
The first thing I do in the morning is: Brush my teeth
My favourite lunch is: Chinese chicken salad
The most famous person in my phonebook is: My husband - Rod Stewart
The actress who would play me in a film about my life is: Emma Thomson
If I wasn’t presenting Loose Women, I’d be: Doing the school run
The one thing I couldn’t live without is: Laughter
Jamelia has over 1.7 million album sales with 7 top 10 hits from her album Thank You including Superstar, Thank You and her co-write with Chris Martin, See It In A Boy’s Eyes. Jamelia stormed the top 10 again with Stop, her signature track for the second Bridget Jones film. Jamelia’s has also seen success in Europe, Australia and New Zealand where she reached No 1.
Winner of four MOBO awards, including Best UK Act and Best British Female, she has performed at the MOBOS and co-hosted the awards in 2007.
Jane Moore has been a national newspaper journalist for 25 years.
She has been a news reporter, royal correspondent, feature writer, and now writes an opinion column for The Sun that has eight million readers every Wednesday.
Shobna has been a regular on Loose Women since March 2013 and is back for another series.
Working in the entertainment and performing arts industry for 28 years Shobna has had a varied experience. After studying modern languages in school and Arabic at Manchester University she went to do a post-graduate in dance at The Laban Centre, Goldsmith's College, UCL. Then a diploma from Middlesex University qualified her as a dance teacher. On stage, she was also model and dancer.
I joined the Loose Women team in 2011. I live in London, Yorkshire and Kent.
During my career I have edited the Independent on Sunday, been a top television executive, as well as a regular in front of the camera as a presenter.
Linda Robson has been a regular Loose Women presenter since 2012. Brit actress Linda is best known for her role as Tracey in BBC comedy Birds of a Feather.