Loose Women Takeover...

Our audience today is even more special than usual!

As part of our link with Marie Curie Cancer Care as our official Text Santa charity, we've invited volunteers and staff nurses from across the company to be part of the show. We'll even have a #LWtakeover as four very special ladies take to the Loose Women desk to present the show live on national TV!

We hope you'll join us today from 12.30pm as we say thanks to some of life's great people and hear more about how you can get involved with the charity.

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Let's talk about Kevin...

He's dubbed 'brilliant' by his idol, Billy Connolly and we have to say we rather agree! The Glaswegian funny man Kevin Bridges popped by for a chat today. Watch the videos below as we talk christmas cards, quitting booze and his latest projects.

Kevin on why he wrote his autobiography at just 27...

Find out what Kevin is up to this Christmas...

Janet's special sprouts

Janet Street-Porter

Sick of having boiled Brussels sprouts at Christmas lunch? Why not spruce yours up this year with Janet's take on the classic? Give it a go and let us know how they turn out!

1. Trim your sprouts and remove all outer leaves
2. Cut sprouts in half
3. Place on a shallow baking tray and splash with olive oil and a sprinkling of garlic salt
4. Roast in the oven on a medium heat (180degrees or gas mark) for 20 mins
5. Enjoy!

Loose Women Charity ebay auction

Sketch by Grayson Perry

All our lovely guests so far this series have been kind enough to sign our special Text Santa book. It's jam packed with autographs, photos and sketches from much-loved celebrities like Jonathan Ross, Grayson Perry, S Club 7 and Chris De Burgh.

It's another great way of supporting Text Santa whilst buying a Christmas present at the same time!

With 4 days left to go there's still time to get your bids in online. Or why not have a look at the wide-range of other items on offer too including X-Factor final tickets and celebrity memorabilia?

Visit the eBay site now and get bidding!

Kevin Bridges gets Loose

Kevin Bridges

After a 3 year break the hilarious and loveable Glaswegian comedian, Kevin Bridges is set to hit the road again with a brand new tour planned for 2015. He'll be popping by today for a chat to tell us all about his story so far, so join us from 12.30pm for a guaranteed mid-week pick-me-up with Ruth, Coleen, Janet and Jamelia.


We'll be talking home births, personalised Christmas cards and Russell Brand on today's show. YOU can get involved with the discussion and have your say on our Facebook and Twitter pages.