Kaye Adams presented the very first Loose Women back in 1999 along with Nadia Sawalha and stayed in the anchor chair for seven years before giving in to the demands of two small children.
Kaye's background is in news and current affairs journalism, having joined Central Television as a graduate trainee straight from university. Highlights include a multi award winning documentary featuring an interview at 10 Downing Street with the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher and reporting live from the scene of the Lockerbie disaster.
Kaye later found her niche in hosting debate and panel shows and boasts a long list of credits in that genre: Scottish Women (stv), Central Weekend (Central TV), Thursday Night Live (itv), long-running stand-in for Esther Ranzthen on her BBC2 show, Esther, Kaye, her own show for BBC2, Sex Wars (BBC), Regular stand-in for Mathew Wright on The Wright Show and Loose Women.
She has been a regular columnist for both The Daily Record and The Scottish Sun and, for the past three years, has hosted her own week day phone-in on BBC Radio Scotland, Call Kaye.
Find out more about Kaye in our panellist Q&A:
I’m best known for: Seven years presenting Loose Women from the launch date till the birth of my second child in 2007
The proudest moment of my career is: Not crying on my last day on set. I am a terrible weeper.
The first thing I do in the morning is: Shout 'aw nooooooo'
My favourite lunch is: Soup
The most famous person in my phonebook is: For some reason I've got Tilda Swinton in there but I am sure if I dialled it she'd have me arrested
The actor who would play me in a film about my life is: Jodie Foster. It all started with a Paper Moon.
My favourite memory from working on Loose Women is: Coleen Nolan explaining the foot and mouth epidemic
If I wasn’t presenting Loose Women, I’d be: Writing an application letter to present Loose Women
You’d be surprised to learn that: I cry every time I see Annie (every Christmas)
The one thing I couldn’t live without is: Quorn cocktail sausages