'Loose Women' returning to ITV with new shows after six weeks off air

Loose Women is returning to ITV from Monday. (ITV)

Loose Women is returning to ITV with brand new live shows after six weeks off air.

The show stopped producing new shows in March due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus and has since been repeating episodes, but now the programme will back with a new format in place.

While the show typically has four of the regular Loose Women in the studio along with a series of guests, now there will be three women in the studio along with one panellist joining via video link.

ITV have stated that some prerecorded shows will be aired across the week along with live editions on Monday and Wednesdays in order to "limit the footfall at the studios".

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Managing Director of Daytime at ITV Studios, Emma Gormley said: "We are thrilled to be able to bring Loose Women back for brand new shows in the studio from Monday. As we continue to respond to the crisis and adapt our shows accordingly we’ve made some temporary adjustments to enable us to get back on air whilst ensuring the safety of all of our teams.

The programme will be back on air with a new format. (ITV)

"We know our viewers have missed their daily lunchtime catch up with the Loose Women and we look forward to hearing from them all on Monday.”

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The Loose Women will also continue to discuss mental health issues as part of their ‘Lighten the Load’ campaign.

Loose Women Editor, Sally Shelford said: "At Loose Women we have made it our mission to stop the stigma and start a conversation about mental health, covering issues from postnatal depression to anxiety and addiction.

"With many of our viewers struggling with lockdown, speaking openly and honestly about mental health worries to offer comfort and advice has never felt more important."

The brand new shows will commence Monday 4 May on ITV at 12.30pm.