2,500 Loose Women!

It's our 2,500th show!

Today is going to be a big one - we've got more presenters than you can shake a stick at, Jake Quickenden is in, we've got a big cake, champagne, fancy dress and lots of nuttiness!

There's lots of nostalgic clips (some of the haircuts, sheesh!), some special opening titles, a look at what makes us us, and of course all the usual chat and fun!

What more do you want? Where's our presents?

12:30pm the party begins!

Lisa Riley on her amazing weight loss

The wonderful Lisa Riley paid us a visit today.

She has dropped seven dress sizes and lost an incredible eight stones. She's changed so much that Ruth and Penny walked past her twice without recognising her!

Lisa said that her weight loss came through a determination and a want to do it, but mixing her food out sensibly and cutting out the carbs - if you want to hear Lisa's before and after means, have a pop over to our Facebook page.

And the whole show is, of course, available at the ITV Hub

Lisa Riley visits for episode 2,499! Plus Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana!

Show 2,499 today!

Joining us is actress and television presenter Lisa Riley, sharing the secrets of her dramatic weight loss, and how's she's getting on directing her latest play 'The Naked Truth'.

Plus, we'll get to see the interview that Linda and Andrea conducted with Eric Bana and Ricky Gervais in Paris - exciting!

The panel today - Ruth, Jane, Linda and Penny!

Lovely - see you at 12:30pm.

Coleen opens up about counselling on Lighten The Load

As part of our Lighten the Load campaign, Coleen today opened up about how she had fought against having counselling for years, before she eventually went along and felt that it helped her immensely.

Lighten the Load is our campaign to get people talking about mental health issues, and for people to pledge to talk, listen, or both. For more information on the campaign, simply click here.

Today's full edition of the show is available at the ITV Hub

Julian Ovenden joins the Loose Women today!

Star of Downton Abbey and the Sound Of Music Live Julian Ovenden is with us today.

While we know Julian as an esteemed actor, (he, of course played Charles Blake, Lady Mary's love interest in Downton) some may not realise he has a brilliant singing voice too. Julian joins us to talk about the release of his new album ‘Be My Love’.

We'll have all the usual gossip and laughs, plus more on our Lighten The Load campaign - remember you can join in the campaign by taking our pledge, which is here.

Your panel - Coleen, Janet, Ayda and Nanny Linda! See you at 12:30pm.

Sex And The City's Willie Garson joined us

Willie Garson, Stanford from Sex And The City, was our second guest today.

He regaled us with tales of the SATC set, his mind persuasion of Sarah Jessica Parker to take the role, his adopted son...and he even brought us cosmopolitans!

"I know that Sarah [Jessica Parker] and Michael had at one point had an idea for a story, but we honestly don't know. Anytime we tease anyone with the possibility we're just being cheeky!"

To catch the whole interview - including might there be a third SATC film (!) - pop over to the ITV Hub - on catchup, online and on demand.