Loose Women cancelled next week in schedule shake-up as ITV announce racing coverage

Loose Women has been cancelled by ITV for most of next week as they promote their racing coverage on Cheltenham Festival instead. Loose Women usually airs weekdays between 12.30 and 1.30pm

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Loose Women has been cancelled next week in a schedule shake-up by ITV.

The popular lunchtime show usually airs on ITV between 12.30pm and 1.30pm every weekday, but for next week, it will only air on the Monday March 14, with coverage of the Cheltenham Festival being aired instead.

It is one of the biggest events on the calendar for horse racing and ITV will be cancelling Loose Women from Tuesday March 15 onwards, until Friday March 18, instead showing coverage from the sports event.

As part of the schedule change, This Morning will finish at the usual time of 12.30pm, followed straight after by half an hour of news coverage until the 1pm mark. From then, ITV will then switch over to coverage of the races at Cheltenham.

The Loose Women stars will be off screens for the best part of next week



Ed Chamberlain and Francesca Cumani will lead the presenting duties on the first day, whilst the likes of Love Island star Chris Hughes and racing pundits including AP McCoy and Ruby Walsh will join the show to give their expert verdict on all the action.

The racing coverage will air on ITV from 1pm until 4.30pm each day, with Tipping Point keeping its usual afternoon slot. Loose Women will return the week after, starting again on the following Monday March 22.

Racing coverage will air instead


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The Loose Women have been subjected to feud rumours in the past, but in an exclusive interview with The Mirror’s Notebook magazine, they opened up about their close friendships and camaraderie.

Asked if they count their selves as friends as well as colleagues, Katie Piper shared: “Yes, it’s been really nice. We all do other projects outside of the show, so when Judi Love was on MasterChef, we were all messaging saying, ‘I love what she’s cooking.’ Or when Brenda Edwards has been on tour with Hairspray The Musical, we’ve all got tickets to go. It’s a genuine camaraderie.”

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The group of women are very close to one another and there is a “real power of female friendship” behind the scenes.

Explaining how important it is to her that they all support one another, Jane Moore added: “Very important, just like in a normal friendship. If everybody’s doing OK, then you see each other at the show and catch up. But if somebody goes through a difficult time – whatever that difficult time may be – that’s when you see the real power of female friendship.”

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