Jamelia breaks her silence after being 'axed' from Loose Women after controversial comments

Jenni McKnight

She was a regular on Loose Women but Jamelia has not been seen on the panel since she claimed plus-sized women should be made to feel ‘uncomfortable’.

Now, the former singer has spoken for the first time about those controversial comments and revealed she has not been invited back to the show since October.

‘I haven’t been formally sacked by Loose Women, as other people have been in the past, so I technically still have a job with them,’ she told the Birmingham Mail.

Jamelia has not been on Loose Women since October (Photo:Rex)

‘But I haven’t been on the show since those reports, so people will make of it what they will.’

She added: ‘The show is going in a different direction at the moment and I don’t seem to be a part of that narrative.

‘I am realistic, I doubt I’ll be going back… But it’s OK.’

Jamelia made controversial comments about plus-sized women (Photo:Rex)

Jamelia caused outrage when she claimed unhealthy women should not be made to feel welcome in clothes stores.

During an episode which was aired back in April, she said: ‘I think everyone should have access to lovely clothes, but I do not think it’s right to facilitate people living an unhealthy lifestyle.

‘I don’t believe stores should stock clothes below or above a certain weight. They should be made to feel uncomfortable when they go in and can’t find a size.’

Jamelia (Photo:Rex)

Jamelia is no longer listed among the 14 regular panellists, like Nadia Sawalha, Coleen Nolan and Linda Robson, on the Loose Women website.

However, an ITV spokesperson told Mirror Online: ‘Jamelia remains part of the ITV Daytime family and is currently working on This Morning.’

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