DENISE FERGUS OPENS UP ABOUT SON JAMES BULGER 25 YEARS AFTER HIS MURDER
In a TV exclusive Denise Fergus joined us to talk about her son James Bulger who was just two years old when he was abducted by 10-year-olds Jon Venables and Robert Thompson and killed in 1993.
Denise has now written a book about James 25 years on.
'It might be 25 years but it doesn’t feel like 25 years to me. I never got to see James grow up,' Denise said. 'He never got to know his first day at school, he didn’t get the chance to do that. I still see him as a baby, I can’t see him being a young man. It’s really weird.
'My other boys have grown up before my eyes. It’s amazing to see them. I love seeing that but there’s always that one missing.'
Talking about the title of the book, ‘I Let Him Go’, Denise said: 'I did, I let him go. I was the last one with him. And yeah, my mind is full of "if only I’d stayed in that day", "if only I’d taken the buggy", which I always did - I always took the buggy, he was always strapped in it. It was just that one day I didn’t.'
Speaking of James’s disappearance in the shopping centre Denise said: 'It was so, so quick. He came into the shop with me, he stood at the side of me, I had hold of his hand and I said to him, "Wait there, stay there", and as I turned to get my bag and my purse to pay, I looked down and he’d gone. The person that I was with, she was standing on the other side of the shop, I shouted over to her, "Where’s James?" and she went, "Oh, he’ll just be outside" and I’m going, ‘"He shouldn’t be outside!" That’s when I run out and unfortunately I took the wrong turning. They were going one way as I went the other.
'There’s only two ways you can go. Unfortunately I went the wrong way.'
COLEEN NOLAN TO STRIP OFF FOR THE REAL FULL MONTY!
Our Coleen has announced she’s joined a female The Real Full Monty with Dancing on Ice and Diversity star Ashley Banjo.
Ashley revealed, 'We had a chat didn’t we Coleen? We had a chat about how cancer isn’t something that only affects men, it affects women as well. I’ve done The Real Full Monty for men and we were talking about expanding it.'
And Coleen said, 'We were saying about, "Wouldn’t it be good to get a women Full Monty together?".'
'I think it would be incredible. It is going to happen and I think Coleen’s over the edge,' Ashley added.
Coleen laughed as she announced: 'Girls, they are finally coming out!'
Asked if it means she’ll strip completely, Coleen said: 'Well, that’s up to his [Ashley’s] choreography. We were just talking about it, we are still at the early stages. I’ve got to recruit women… We are at the early stages, can I just say. I haven’t fully agreed.'
Coleen added: 'I’m actually shaking at the thought of it. All I said was, "Ashley, you show me yours, I’ll show you mine".'
SAM FOX TALKS ABOUT HER LIFE STORY - AND TOPLESS SKIING!
We were joined by 80s pin-up Sam to talk about her incredible life story and how she found fame as a Page 3 model after the recent publication of her autobiography, Forever.
And while we didn't have time to talk about some of the most random things she got up to during her modelling days, Sam stayed with us to tell us a hilarious story that happened when some glamour models hit the ski slopes for a special photoshoot.
Watch the video to see the exclusive chat and the video below for the full interview.
LOOSE WOMEN TAKE ON THE INVISIBLE BOX CHALLENGE!
We asked our Christine, Nadia, Jane and guest Loose Woman Anna Richardson to take on Invisible Box Challenge which has been popular on social media.
Simple right? Carry in your imaginary box, touch the top, then keep one foot in the air while stepping over with the other.
But it's trickier than it seems!
Watch the video to see how Christine, Nadia, Jane and Anna got on...