ITV Loose Women star quits and says 'time to part ways' as she shares move abroad

Loose Women' Sophie Morgan
Loose Women' Sophie Morgan -Credit:ITV

Loose Women star Sophie Morgan has announced she’s leaving Loose Women. The 39-year-old presenter, who is paraplegic after suffering a road traffic accident in 2003 when she was 18, joined the Loose Women panel in November 2021.

But she has revealed she has quit the show to work on several new projects - including ‘the biggest broadcast gig of my career’ - and move abroad. Sophie took to Instagram to share the news, writing: ‘Firstly, as some of you know, it has been a dream of mine to live and work in the US for some time now, and it has finally become a reality.

‘I find life here so accessible; I feel like a different person, more free and less disabled – thanks partly to the ADA, the weather and the general positivity! I will be based between LA & London and am excited to continue sharing my adventures with you all.’

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Speaking about the 'biggest broadcast gig' of her career, Sophie added: ‘I’ll give that the time, platform and excitement it deserves on here as soon as I’m allowed! In the meantime (I have been dying to shout about this), for the past 18 months, I’ve been working on a new Channel 4 documentary, and it will be out very soon.’

The new documentary focuses on authentic representation in TV and disability rights and is co-produced with Reese Witherspoon’s company, Hello Sunshine. Sophie added: ‘It’s been a real labour of love for me and everyone involved, so watch this space.’

Speaking about leaving Loose Women, she continued: ‘I also wanted to update you on the latest with Loose Women. Whilst I had an incredible time working there (it was a dream platform for a disabled woman with a lot to say), the time has come to part ways.’

She added: ‘I hope many more Disabled and underrepresented women get the chance to be on the panel to help educate and inform,’ and highlighting her campaigning and advocacy work for equity in air. We’ve made some unbelievable progress but still have a long way to go.'

Viewers might also recognise Sophie from other TV work. She rose to fame on BBC shows Beyond Boundaries and Britain’s Missing Top Model.

She’s also fronted documentaries like Licence to Kill, The World’s Worst Place To BE Disabled? and Best Laid Plans across various channels, as well as presenting Paralympics coverage.

Loose Women airs weekdays from 12.30pm on ITV1.