Loose Women loses a panellist at the last minute

Sam Warner
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

The Loose Women panel looked rather empty at the start of today's (October 11) show as only three of the stars had turned up.

At the beginning of the episode, only Nadia Sawalha, Carol McGiffin and Jane Moore had turned up, with a very notable empty fourth chair.

However, Nadia quickly addressed the elephant in the room, revealing the originally-planned Chizzy Akudolu had to pull out at the last minute.

Photo credit: ITV

Related: This Morning's Eamonn Holmes reveals the one thing Ruth Langsford does when she's annoyed at him on air

"Poor old Chizzy is down with a bug," Nadia explained, revealing they had a back-up plan: "We called Kaye [Adams] and she's on her way here on a bike."

They then showed a video message from Kaye on her way to the studio, admitting she had "yesterday's make-up on".

Related: Loose Women panel clashes in debate over James Bond sexism

However, soon after, the replacement panellist rushed into the studio just in time to weigh in on the episode's first debate.

The big topic of discussion this week has been Seann Walsh and Katya Jones' kiss from Strictly Come Dancing, and the panel discussed apologies after the pair said sorry on TV last night.

Earlier this week, however, Janet Street-Porter branded Seann's ex-girlfriend "stupid" and "naive" over the episode.

Loose Women airs weekday afternoons on ITV at 12.30pm.

Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Instagram and Twitter account.

('You Might Also Like',)