Kim Woodburn has called for ‘Loose Women’ bosses to fire Coleen Nolan, following her explosive appearance on the show on Wednesday. The former ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ star paid a visit to ‘Loose Women’ for a segment in which she and Coleen discussed their time in the ‘All Stars And New Stars’ series last year. However, the interview quickly descended into yet another row, in which Kim accused Coleen and her fellow panellists, including sister Linda Nolan, of “bullying” her before eventually storming off the set. Many viewers subsequently took to social media to complain that the exchange had left them feeling uncomfortable. Coleen and Kim came to blows on the show (Photo: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock) More Speaking to The Sun, Kim claimed she felt “ambushed” on the show, saying: “ It was disgusting. It was like a circus and I was there for some cruel entertainment. I want Coleen and her sister [Linda] fired. “They could have stopped that show. The one who had the ear mic could have stopped it. But they did nothing to curb it. “I was shown cruelty again by that woman. I’m embarrassed once again. And I’ve cried on TV once again... they should not be on that show. And I will do all I can to get them off it.” Kim Woodburn on 'Loose Women' (Photo: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock) More Towards the end of the segment, Kim tearfully suggested her time in the ‘CBB’ house had reminded her of trauma she experienced in childhood, with the former ‘How Clean Is Your House?’ star claiming that Coleen and Linda had “mocked” her during her emotional moment.
She said: “I was fine to continue and tried to explain my piece. But then I heard Coleen and Linda mocking me when I was talking about my childhood and young adult life. They should have stopped it.”
“They were sitting there mocking me,” she fumed. “They had a horrible look on their face. They were mocking me. I’d like to see them both fired. “When you can do that, the cruelty... God gracious I was very sad today.”
Kim also told the newspaper she’d been under the impression the interview would open with Coleen’s discussion of her time in the house, and then allow her to reply, but felt thrown off when moderator
Janet Street-Porter came to her first instead. Kim had a tumultuous time on 'CBB' last year (Photo: Rex/Shutterstock) More Story continues In less than 24 hours, media watchdog Ofcom has said they have received as many as 448 complaints over the segment, which are being assessed before a decision is reached over whether to launch an investigation, as is standard procedure. In a statement, a ‘Loose Women’ spokesperson said: “Kim agreed to come onto the panel today at the invitation of the producers on the understanding it was for reconciliation with Coleen. “Kim becoming upset was never the intention and the panel did endeavour to comfort her. She was offered counselling after the show, which she declined.” Love HuffPost? Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today.
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In her very first appearance on the Loose Women panel, Judy caused outcry with her comments defending convicted rapist Ched Evans and his potential return to football, insisting he'd "served his time".
She added: "The rape was not violent, he didn't cause any bodily harm to the person." The backlash didn't exactly set Judy's time on Loose Women off to a flying start, and she made only a handful of appearances afterwards... More Harvey Price drops the C-bomb
Katie Price's son was responsible for one of the most infamous Loose Women moments ever, when he dropped the C-bomb live on air during a conversation about online trolling.
Katie immediately told Harvey off for his language, while host Andrea McLean issued a swift apology, but some viewers complained to Ofcom. More 'Is it ever a woman's fault if she is raped?'
This social media poll obviously landed the show in seriously hot water, with critics suggesting that a topic as serious as rape shouldn't be up for debate at all, in particular on a lunchtime panel show.
More Janet Street-Porter comes for Prince George
JSP has always been a polarising figure, but when she saw a photo of Prince George on the show and compared him to a "cross-dressing billionaire", she managed to raise even more eyebrows than usual.
More Jamelia talks older mums
Plus-size fashion isn't the only hot topic that has landed Jamelia in hot water, though, after she was criticised for comments she made about women who choose to become mothers later in life.
One such critic was Tina Malone, who had a baby via IVF at 50 years old, who said she was "furious" with Jamelia, tweeting that at her age: "I am fitter, look better, have more energy, can cook, work, clean, and go [all night]... and I have a 32-year-old!! And Jamelia, I am wiser!!!" It was later reported the Superstar singer had been dropped from the show as a result of the controversy. More Nadia Sawalha says being transgender is 'a trend'
Nadia was faced with a Twitter backlash when she suggested that the rise in children identifying as transgender was "the in thing" and compared it to "self-harm", calling it a "fashionable word that has been taken on".
More Gloria Hunniford sparks upset with transgender comments
In January 2019, Gloria sparked 30 complaints to Ofcom when she was accused of bigotry over comments she made during a debate about whether trans women should be allowed on female-only wards in hospitals.
"If a man still had his willy and his tackle, as far as I’m concerned, he/she is a man," Gloria stated. Fortunately, Stacey Solomon was on the panel to offer a counter-opinion, saying: "Just as you wouldn’t want to be on a ward with the opposite gender, these women, who identify as women but have different body parts, they feel exactly they same as you – they do not want to be on a ward with men, because they have always felt they are a woman." More Coleen Nolan and her son
Coleen Nolan caused a stir in 2005, when she suggested that if her 16-year-old son passed his exams, she would pay for him to to have sex with a sex worker in Amsterdam's Red Light District.
Despite criticism, Coleen stood by her comments at the time, insisting she'd rather he went there than a trip to Ibiza where he would "probably have unprotected sex with lots of girls". She insisted: "I'd rather he does it somewhere well-policed and where the girls have health checks than behind the wall of a club in Ibiza." Meanwhile, her ex-husband, Shane Richie, said he was "appalled" by Coleen's suggestion. More Jacqueline Jossa hits out at the show
The EastEnders actress blasted the show in 2016 when she claimed that her interview contained a line of questioning related to her fiancé's past relationship, and allegations of abuse and threats, which she'd not been briefed about beforehand.
More THAT Katie Hopkins interview
Shortly after her eviction from the Celebrity Big Brother house, Loose Women invited Katie Hopkins onto the show to offer her side of her time in the house.
However, the interview came under fire not because of what Katie said, but because of how quickly things turned personal between both Katie and the panellists. More Former Loose Women hit out at show
Loose Women staples Carol McGiffin and Denise Welch departed the show on acrimonious terms back in 2013, amid a change of top boss.
They later hit out at the show when they were 'airbrushed' out of the series' 18th birthday celebrations in 2017, both taking to Twitter to air their upset. Interestingly, both Carol and Denise have since returned to Loose Women, and are still regularly featured on the panel. More Linda Robson apologises to the entire city of Stoke-On-Trent
Linda was on the show during a debate about a woman who was hit with a criminal record for picking up a £20 note she found in a corner shop.
She was later forced to issue an apology when noting that the shop in question looked "poor", adding: "It looks like they don’t have a lot of money, the people who shop in there." The panellist eventually apologised, telling the Daily Star: "I’m really, really sorry if i’ve upset anybody." More This article originally appeared on HuffPost.