You are not alone

Over 1 in 3 BRITISH WOMEN have experienced DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and almost TWO FIFTHS of VICTIMS tell no one, according to an YouGov poll of 2,244 women conducted exclusively for Loose Women.

The research launches our domestic violence campaign - helped by the charity Refuge - to highlight the shocking national emergency of domestic violence and offer support and advice.

Nearly 2 in 5 (39%) of women surveyed said they hadn’t told anyone about the abuse and 35% of all women said that if they experienced domestic violence, they would not want anybody to know they were a victim.

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1 in 3 women in UK suffer from domestic abuse

Over 1 in 3 BRITISH WOMEN have experienced DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and almost TWO FIFTHS of VICTIMS tell no one, according to an YouGov poll of 2,244 women conducted exclusively for Loose Women.

I would urge anyone experiencing domestic violence to remember that you are not alone. Thousands of women experience domestic violence every single day in this country. Refuge can help you to stay safe. Visit Refuge for support.

– Sandra Horley CBE, Chief Executive of Refuge

The research will launch our domestic violence campaign - helped by the charity Refuge - to highlight the shocking national emergency of domestic violence and offer support and advice.

Nearly 2 in 5 (39%) of these women said they hadn’t told anyone about it and 35% of all women said that if they experienced domestic violence, they would not want anybody to know they were a victim.

The survey showed that, out of the women surveyed who had not told anyone about their experience of domestic violence, nearly half (43%) didn’t think it was serious enough to get others involved; 33% thought it was a private matter between themselves and their partner; 14% thought their partner’s behaviour was a normal part of being in a relationship and 11% were worried they would not be taken seriously.

Many of our viewers will be sitting watching our show while living in fear of their abuser coming home in what's descended into a routine, living nightmare. If by helping just one victim to find the courage to make plans and get out, then we will have done our job.

– Matrin Frizzle, Editor Loose Women

What a D-jalili show!

Omid Djalili and the Loose Women

What a show! Thanks for all your wonderful interaction today on our Facebook and Twitter pages, we had hundreds of comments about fertility, Maths, the Scottish Referendum and odd baby names.

Kaye Adams was back on set after our summer break, plus we had the charming and funny Omid Djalili with us talking about his latest tour.

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Janet and Kaye

Coming up on Tuesday's show

Omid Djalili

Join Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan, Janet Street Porterand Kaye Adamsfrom 12.30pm as they welcome actor and comedian Omid Djalili.

Today's topics

Have an opinion? Did you know you can call us during the show? Get in touch on 0330 123 3101. E-mail us on loose.women@itv.com or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Scottish Referendum: Should celebrities be trying to influence the vote?

Older parents: Is being an older parents selfish on the children? Or is freezing your eggs the answer to having it all?

Adult learning: News stats say 50% of UK adults have the maths skills of a primary school pupil. Are numeracy skills vital?

Spandau Ballet are back!

The Loose Women and Spandau Ballet boys

What a treat it was to not only welcome Penny to the panel today, but also have the whole of Spandau Ballet in the studio too! Naughty jokes with Coleen, news of films and albums...it was a jam packed show. Plus see below for pictures of Penny surprising the boys with a gift from her husband Rod - it's so showbiz.

We were inundated with messages about how much you still love the band, so thanks for getting in touch!

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They're GOLD!

Spandau Ballet

Join us from 12.30pm as SPANDAU BALLET are live in the studio with Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan, Jane Moore and Penny Lancaster chatting about their film and latest album.

Today's topics

Have an opinion on one of today's topics? Call us on 0330 123 3101

Sugar danger: Avoiding the pitfalls of hidden sugar in everyday products such as diet alternatives and fruit drinks. How do you keep your kids away from the stuff?

Turning 30: Career, marriage, kids - is the pressure on to have it all by the time we're 30? And what were the highlights of your third decade?

Foreign Aid workers: What drives these remarkable people to put their lives on the line in the pursuit of democracy for all? And in the wake of recent events, should we now be stopping them?

Watch out! Keith's about...

A shocked Nadia

Mischief and mayhem ensued on today's show as Keith Lemon joined the Loose ladies. Not only did he briefly take over as director, but also surprised Nadia with a special 'Through the keyhole' in filmed in secret at her house. Her reaction was priceless!

Plus Lorraine Pascale popped by to tell us about her mission to get the nation cooking!

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Lorraine Pascale