A lunch with the girls...

Fern Britton is funny, warm and always up for a laugh - making her one of the nation’s most loved on screen personalities. Now, never happier than when she’s putting pen to paper she's carved out a very different path for herself as one of Britain’s most successful authors.

Ever part of the ITV family though we couldn't wait for her to pop by this afternoon - what could be better than a Friday lunch with your best girlfriends?

Take a look as we talk cycling, writing and losing your knickers!

Stanley Tucci talks food and film...

Food is the most important thing in the world.

– Stanley Tucci

Hollywood superstar, Stanley Tucci joined us to chat about his second love this lunchtime...cooking! With a new cookbook under his belt ‘The Tucci Table’ pays homage to Stanley’s Italian heritage as well as his wife Felicity's British roots.

Here the foodie tell us all about his love letter to food and how he was inspired by his creative mother...

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Stanley and Nadia, two true foodies

Linda's book choice

Our book club is now well and truly underway and we're already on our second pick of the series! This time our lovely Linda Robson leads the way with her choice of 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler. We'll be reviewing the book on Thursday 14 May.

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Grab your self a copy now, get reading and then send us YOUR review of the novel in time for the discussion. Already in a book club? Great! Then why not make Linda's pick your next read? We'd love to hear what your group has to think.

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It's Tucci time!

Stanley Tucci

Actor, director, writer and producer, it seems there's nothing that this Hollywood superstar can't do. And in a bid to add to his ever-growing list of accomplishments including: The Devil wears Prada, The Hunger Games and The Lovely Bones, Stanley Tucci now has his own cookbook out! He can sing, act and cook? Where do we sign up?

Don't miss him this lunchtime with Andrea, Nadia, Linda and Jane, 12.30pm, only on ITV.

Stanley's book 'The Tucci Table' is available to buy now.

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Review: The Girl On The Train

After a month of anticipation and hours pouring over pages we finally reviewed our first Loose Books pick this lunchtime. From the plot and themes, to the storyline and characters, we left no stone unturned with 'The Girl On The Train' as we got views from our women, an MOD wives book club in Wales, our audience and author Paula Hawkins!

But what was the verdict?

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