Judy Finnigan is back on TV as Loose Women panellist

Former This Morning presenter Judy Finnigan is returning to TV without her husband Richard Madeley as a regular panellist on ITV's Loose Women.

Judy said she had fallen out of love with TV but is now back on our screens. Credit: PA

Finnigan, 66, has been largely off screen since her chat show on digital channel Watch with Richard ended five years ago.

But she is back on our screens as part of the new panel on the afternoon show.

Judy will join the team of regulars, Andrea McLean, Ruth Langsford, Coleen Nolan and Janet Street Porter, when the 19th series starts on Monday.

Guest panellists will include Rod Stewart's ex-wife Penny Lancaster, veteran broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne.

Finnigan said: "I know I said I wouldn't go back on the telly, but actually I'm looking forward to occasionally contributing to lively conversations between a group of outspoken and intelligent women."