BUBBLES - CHECK.
TOPLESS HUNKS - CHECK.
SURPRISE GUESTS - CHECK.
IT MUST BE A LOOSE WOMEN HEN DO.
Emotions were running high as the Loose Women pulled out all the stops to throw Andrea McLean a hen do like no other.
Kaye Adams took the reins as the hour was laced with surprises, laughter, tears and, of course, a few juicy topics for good measure.
Thrilled with her surprise do, Andrea said, 'I feel like the oldest princess in town.' With less than a week to go, Andrea revealed, 'I'm excited now.'
Stacey Solomon asked which part of her wedding day she was most looking forward to. 'Marrying him,' Andrea said.
'Him', of course is Nick Feeney - Andrea's partner of four years - who the ladies roped in to play a cheeky game of Mr & Mrs. (Nick wears the trousers in the relationship, apparently. But Andrea takes longer to get ready!)
Fun and games aside, Andrea’s mum Betty and best friend Jane made a surprise appearance, joining the audience for the festivities.
And Adam Hills became an honorary member of Andrea’s Angels for the day. 'I feel honoured,' he said.
The show ended on a party bus (naturally!) where some familiar faces were waiting for a blindfolded Andrea - including Denise Van Outen, Christine Lampard, Jane Moore and Anne Diamond. And Michael Bubble.... a Michael Buble tribute act!
It's fair to say Andrea was given a Loose Women-style send off. All that's left to say is, Andrea and Nick... Good luck!
COMEDIAN ADAM HILLS JOINED ANDREA, LINDA, STACEY AND KAYE FOR ANDREA’S HEN DO.
The Loose Women didn't, however, take Adam's hen party virginity. ‘I’ve been to one hen party in my life,’ The Last Leg host said. ‘I was asked to perform at a friend’s hen party, as a comedian... not in any other way! It was the weirdest thing ever. I performed my bit for about 15 minutes and then a stripper came out.’ It was then he realised men and women react totally differently to strippers. ‘Blokes see a stripper and go, “Oh, I feel awkward”; women see a stripper and are just like, “Get your kit off!”’
He said he felt honoured to be part of Andrea’s celebrations and explained his own stag do - before marrying opera soprano Ali McGregor in 2009 - was actually pretty tame. ‘I had staggered stag dos. It wasn’t a drunken [thing]. In London, we had ribs and hot chocolate in the afternoon. In Adelaide, it was golf and a few wineries.’
Speaking of weddings, Adam, who joined the panel to talk about the release of his Clown Heart tour DVD, fueled Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagement rumours by revealing the prince had been house-hunting. ‘I really shouldn’t be telling you this. I know for a fact he’s been house-hunting. I can’t say anymore. I can’t tell you how I know.’ Spoil sport.
Watch the video above to see Adam's full interview.
THE HAIRY BIKERS WERE GIVEN AN OH-SO-FASHIONABLE HIPSTER MAKEOVER ON THE SHOW. WHY? BECAUSE WHY NOT!
The pair - whose real names are Si King and Dave Myers, and known for their trademark beards and long hair - spent the morning being pampered in our trendy Loose Women Barber Shop before their appearance. It went down well with the panel, in particular Gloria, who asked to have a feel of Dave’s preened moustache.
Talking about his ‘man bun’, Si said, ‘I look like a Sumo wrestler. It’s on trend I suppose, isn’t it?’ Too right - all the cool kids are doing in. Even David Beckham.
Jane was quick to point out that they hadn’t lost their signature look entirely, despite a bit of a beard and moustache tidy up. And she asked what we all wanted to know… whether they’d ever consider becoming the ‘Not-So Hairy Bikers’? ‘Good grief no!,’ Si replied. ‘I’ve had this beard since I was three. I’d feel naked. I’ve always had long hair. I went through a period for about eight months - maybe 12 - I hated it. I looked like Brendan Gleeson.’
Dave, however, had a different take. ‘I’d soon have a short back and sides,’ he said. 'I quite fancy that - as my hair is in recession, shall we say… a bit like the economy.’
THE ETERNALLY YOUTHFUL CHESNEY HAWKES JOINED ANDREA, COLEEN, JANET AND NADIA TO TALK ABOUT HIS RETURN TO PANTO AND WHY HE DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS ‘FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS’ WITH HIS INFAMOUS SONG 'THE ONE AND ONLY'.
If past experiences are anything to go by, when Chesney returns to panto-land this year to play Prince Benedict in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Worthing Theatre, he had better hope his family aren’t in the audience. Recalling his debut panto appearance years ago he told us, ‘The first panto I ever did was with Darren Day and John Bishop. I was Dick Whittington. I was doing this love scene with my leading lady, right at the front of the stage. It was a very quiet moment. My whole gang - they were little then - were in the fourth row. My daughter was probably four. I heard this, “Daddy?”'
Chesney tried to ignore it and continue with the show but then he heard her voice again. 'I turned around and said, “Yes, darling”. She said, “I’ve got an ice cream.”' Needless to say it got the biggest applause of the night.