Backstage with #JoshCam

Just minutes before the show we thought we'd see how many crew would could squeeze in behind the set! Sherrie is focuses on chocolate, Andrea is being back combed to within an inch of her life whilst engulfed in a could of hairspray and poor Josh gets accosted by today's warm-up Roycey.

Just another day in the Loose Women office...

Video of girl punching boy goes viral on Facebook

A 14 year old girl from Croydon who punched a boy in the face in a video watched more than 2.7million times on Facebook cried yesterday as as she was detained for eight months by a local Youth Court.

The court heard how she'd been on a youth rehabilitation order for previous offences including grievous bodily harm and intimidating a witness when she was filmed shouting abuse and hitting a ‘vulnerable’ 14-year-old boy.

Is the sentence fair? Are the parent's completely to blame for her appalling behaviour? And are you worried about the increasing violence in the younger generation?

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Has Hypno Dog cast her spell on Andrea McLean?

Britain’s Got Talent stars, ‘Krystyna and Princess’ joined us this lunchtime to chat about being the latest stars of the hit ITV show!

Keen to put her powers to the test we volunteered two of our Loose Women to take on the talented pooch...but did Hypno Dog really cast her spell on our Nadia and Andrea? Take a look and find out...

Alex James talks about Blur reforming

Alex James on being back with his Blur brothers

When we play together and make that noise it's like the whole world falls away and there's just nothing else...

– Alex James on making music with his Blur Bandmates

After a 16 year break British rock band Blur are riding high in the album charts once again!

Bassist Alex James popped by to talk about the band's first studio album in 12 years and told our Judy that it was thanks to a cancelled gig and five days stuck in a hotel room that the record came together....

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Blur bassist talks food, festivals and spandex onsies...

I didn't even know how to do my laundry; I mean I was just a bassist in a rock band...

– Alex James on the mammoth task of becoming a Cheese Farmer

Alex James is becoming as well known for his love of food as he is for being in one of the world’s biggest rock bands. Having moved from London to the Cotswolds to open a 200 acre cheese farm the Blur bassist told us about the challenges of taking on a derelict farm and how food has become part of his soul.

Alex James and his band of Blur brothers...
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An 80th birthday surprise...

Edith Coldhart in an avid Loose Women viewer (thanks Edith!) so when her daughter Susan got in touch last week to say that they'd be heading down to visit us again for Edith's 80th birthday, we just had to do something special.

To celebrate in style we sent Edith and Susan off for a champagne lunch at the Mondrian Hotel on London's south bank and even surprised her with videos from her kids who are spread out across the globe - there wasn't a dry eye in the house!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Edith, love from all the Loose Women. x

Susan enjoying champagne lunch with a river view...