Loose Women criticised for wearing make-up during ‘natural’ photoshoot

Emma Powell
Getting ready: Andrea McLean, Coleen Nolan and Stacey Solomon: ITV

The Loose Women panel faced a backlash online after they were shown having their hair and make-up done for a ‘natural’ photoshoot.

The panellists, bar Ruth Langsford, recently stripped down to their underwear for a candid shoot to show off their un-airbrushed bodies.

Viewers were shown a sneak peek from behind-the-scenes on Tuesday’s show where Linda Robson and Stacey Solomon were seen having their faces made up.

Andrea McLean was shown having her hair curled, while another clip showed Jane Moore applying mascara.

Stripping off: The Loose Women panellists posed for Bryan Adams

But some took aim at the pampering and accused the Loose Women of failing to uphold their pledge to show off a natural image.

One viewer tweeted: “‘Love your body’ whilst being caked in make up for a photo shoot whose pictures were released in black & white. Right you are, #LooseWomen.”

Another posted: “Loose Women thought the photo shoot was completely natural, but you all had hair make up nails etc, fair enough but not completely natural.”

A third tweeted: “Loose Women banging on about body image and ‘love who you are naturally’... you are all sat there with s*** loads of make up on! #painful.”

Robson, Solomon, Moore, McLean, Janet Street-Porter, Katie Price, Saira Khan, Coleen Nolan and Nadia Sawalha all stripped down for the shoot as part of ITV’s Body Stories – a new body positive campaign.

Shot by Bryan Adams, the women can be seen laughing and smiling in front of the camera in a bid to encourage women to embrace their cellulite, scars and stretch marks.

The latest criticism came hours after Khan called out a Muslim man who slammed her for stripping off and flaunting her “precious body parts”.

The online troll said he was “disgraced” by the image and told Khan she was not a role model for young girls.

Khan hit back by calling him a “narrow minded, misogynistic, brainwashed, backward idiot”.

Loose Women is on ITV, weekdays at 12.30pm.

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