Judi Love feels 'so blessed' to have her Loose Women co-stars

Judi Love feels so blessed to have her Loose Women co-stars around her credit:Bang Showbiz
Judi Love feels so blessed to have her Loose Women co-stars around her credit:Bang Showbiz

Judi Love feels so "blessed" to have the 'Loose Women' panel around her for support.

The 43-year-old comedienne was given a slot on the ITV lunchtime panel show in early 2020 and now feels so grateful to have the likes of Ruth Langsford, Janet Street-Porter, Katie Piper, and Frankie Bridge around her and is excited to be going on tour with her co-stars as well as hitting the road with her own show.

Speaking on ITV's 'This Morning', she said: "'Loose Women' is a ball, I love all of them. The beauty about 'Loose Women' is that I've got like 20 women to my hand that I could get advice, whether it's from a health stance, parenting, financial, I'm so blessed with having these talented women on me. We're now taking it on tour. I've got my 'One Like Judi Love' tour but then we're doing 'Loose Women Live' in September. It's gonna be a ball. Let's call it 'Loose Loose!' It's where we really get to connect, with all these women - and men!"

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant worked in social care before carving out her career in standup comedy and joined 'Loose Women' after producers spotted a viral video of her on Instagram complaining about a roundabout and recalled believing she could succeed in entertainment after making patients laugh.

She said: "As much as I see that video now, it takes me back, but it brings me so much joy because [producers] Sally and Tom saw it and thought 'You connect with other people!'

"I trained as a social worker and there was a time when I was doing some training in a mental health rehabilitation home, people with really serious psychosis.

"We were laughing and I was making jokes, we were all laughing, I remember standing there watching everyone laugh and just taking it in. It makes me emotional, one gentleman turned to me and said 'Thank you, I forgot about my psychosis'.

"And that was one of the things that pushed me to just try. I've been through adversities in life and one of the things that got through it was laughing. It's about taking those chances. If I never said to myself, 'Okay, I don't think this is the place that I'm supposed to be', then I wouldn't be here."