CORRIE STAR SEAN WARD SHARES HIS STRUGGLE WITH DEPRESSION AND PORN ADDICTION
Bad lad Callum Logan terrorised the street in Corrie. But behind the scenes life was very different for actor Sean Ward. In reality his life was descending into chaos as he secretly battled depression and other demons, including porn addiction.
Struggling to balance an unsettled lifestyle, where highs and lows were all too common, Sean was finding it hard to cope.
He explained: “I was living next to Justin Bieber in South Africa one moment, and then I was living in West Tisbury not working the next.”
Sean added: "I was away a lot doing Our Girl. Seven months away from my partner, my home and family, you do get lonely and realise who your friends are. That's where it all unravelled.”
Overcoming his difficulties has been challenging, but Sean thanks a “massive shift in my consciousness that made me go, 'I don't want to continue down this path'.
Watch the video for the full chat with Sean.
We’ve all seen videos of dogs lovingly cuddling up with babies on the internet. Puppies and children can be a great combination in the right environment.
But according to experts, ‘Excitable young kids can also be overwhelming to dogs. Temper tantrums, squeals of joy and jumping around can be frightening to puppies and dogs.’
Figures also show that most children who are bitten by dogs don’t actually know the dog. Would you let your child snuggle up at night with your pooch? Or do you think dogs and children need to be supervised at all times? Is it careless to leave dogs and kids together alone?
We'd love to hear your thoughts.
RUBY WAX'S GUIDE TO A HAPPIER 2019
Do you shudder when you hear the phrase: "New Year, new you"? If this cringe moment resonates with you, then it sounds like you share the same view as much-loved comedian Ruby Wax.
With the aim to guide us through the chaos of the 21st century, Ruby has written a book ‘How To Be Human’ - a user’s guide for living and getting happy. But thankfully, to the relief of many, it doesn't involve a long, albeit, short lived list of New Year's resolutions.
Ruby confesses: "We give ourselves enough of a hard time in life. To set up New Year's resolutions only ends in disappointment."
Sharing her thoughts on the pressures of social media and the battle of getting rid of the inner critic, she added: "We have a new phenomena which is being frazzled, which is stress about stress. What's killing us is our own thinking."
Watch the video to see the full chat with Ruby.
VOTE LOOSE WOMEN AT THE NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS!
We have fabulous news - Loose Women have made it to the shortlist in the Best Daytime category at the National Television Awards 2019!
This year we celebrate 20 years of Loose Women and what better way to mark this momentous milestone than being crowned the Daytime winner at the National Television Awards?
Making the National Television Awards daytime category shortlist is a huge honour and it's all down to you for sharing every weekday lunchtime with us as we talk about friendship, family, relationships and all the things that matter to you most.
The results will be revealed - live - at the NTA ceremony hosted by Dermot O'Leary on 22 January 2019 on ITV.
DANCING ON ICE JUDGE JASON GARDINER AND CONTESTANT JAMES JORDAN PERFORM SURPRISE BOLERO
Just in time for the weekend and the start of Dancing on Ice this Sunday, judge Jason Gardiner and contestant James Jordan surprised us with a Bolero performance. If you’re not familiar with the name, Torvill and Dean skated their way into history as they flawlessly danced the Bolero during the 1984 winter Olympics.
Fast forward to 2019 and Loose Men guest panellists Jason and James accepted the challenge to try and recreate history with their very own interpretation of the Bolero. That’s of course after they discussed diets, the benefits of having a barney, as well as giving us the lowdown on the return of Dancing on Ice this Sunday at 6pm on ITV.
Despite the frosty chill in the air, things quickly heated up in the studio. As the music kicked in, the Dancing on Ice duo sprung into the action to recreate Torvill and Dean’s legendary Olympic performance.
Watch the video to see the magical performance.
RUSSELL GRANT REVEALS WHAT IS IN STORE FOR THE YEAR AHEAD
Astrologer, author and all round national treasure Russell Grant joined us to spill the beans on what 2019 has in store.
Starting with the first sign in the zodiac, Aries, Russell shared his one-liners on everything from money to love. Sagittarius is his 'sign of the year' but it looks like everyone could be in for interesting 12 months ahead...
"Sagittarius, you are my sign of the year! With your own ruling planet, Jupiter, in your sign for this whole year, this is a year when you can really do no wrong."
Russell also revealed that he's working on a project with iconic star Divine, as well as a new project called Dance For Your Life for Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Watch the video to see the full chat with Russell.
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THE ULTIMATE CELEB CHRISTMAS SINGALONG!
Loose Women were joined by a host of famous faces for our festive singalong to Shakin’ Stevens hit Merry Christmas Everyone!
I'm A Celeb's Emily Atack, Sir Rod Stewart, Olly Murs, Shirley Ballas, Alan Carr, Beverley Callard and Boy George were just some of the celebs who helped the team get in the festive!
Watch the video to see who else you can spot!