Nadia Sawalha never stops laughing on the ‘Loose Women’ set.
The 58-year-old star – who was an original panellist on the show from 1999 to 2002 before rejoining in 2013 – admitted there are sometimes “hard days” but she loves the frank and emotional exchanges between herself and her friends on the programme.
She said: “I’ve always hung out with my mates at work. That’s what I do.
“I laugh from the minute I get there until the minute I leave and it has always been like that.
“Obviously, we have hard days but it will always be four women really sharing the absolute beauty of the way that women talk, which is sometimes bats*** crazy.
“We can be crying one minute, laughing the next and that’s how women talk on a girl’s night out or an afternoon tea or whatever and that’s been it for 23 years.”
While the show has been on air for over 20 years, Nadia doesn’t think the “essence” of the programme has changed in that time.
Asked what has made the lunchtime show such a success, she exclusively told BANG Showbiz: “Do you know what the funny thing is? It’s like ‘What is the success of ‘Loose Women’?’
“It’s four women with differing points of view who can get their points across within a couple of minutes on serious subjects, be able to have a laugh and be able to share a bit of themselves.
“That absolute essence of ‘Loose Women’ is still there.
“We’ve had different sets. I was away for many years and then I came back, we’ve come, we’ve gone, we’ve changed, we’ve grown up.”