Vernon Kay will take up hosting duties as Loose Women becomes Loose Men for a special one-off edition of the show next week on ITV
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Vernon Kay and Mike Tindall are among the stars set to feature on an all-male takeover of Loose Women to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.
The TV presenter and ex-rugby player will be joined by Strictly Come Dancing pro Johannes Radebe and radio DJ Roman Kemp.
Vernon is set to host the special edition of the ITV morning programme, dubbed Loose Men, to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.
The panel will discuss the importance of men speaking out about their mental health in the fourth all-male panel to feature on the show.
The Loose Women handed the panel over to an all-male line up for the first time in 2020.
Last year’s instalment of Loose Men was hosted by Richard Madeley alongside panellists dancer Jordan Banjo, TV judge Robert Rinder and singer and actor Martin Kemp.
Vernon said of his return to Loose Men next week that he is “really excited” to be back for another special ITV panel show.
He added: “Men’s mental health is so important to me. I learnt things from the panel members last time that I’d never known before.
“The reaction we all had last time was also fantastic and highlighted how there’s a real need for more discussion around these topics which we look forward to bringing to viewers.”
Strictly star Johannes said: “I think Loose Men is a brilliant concept. I’m thrilled we have a platform to sit as men and talk about issues affecting our wellbeing and livelihoods.
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“I haven’t worked with these gentlemen before, but I’m aware of their brilliant work and I’m delighted to finally meet them.
“We will continue to bring awareness to mental health as it still plagues our society.”
Loose Women editor, Sally Shelford, said: “It’s never been more important to encourage men to talk openly and honestly about their mental health and we’re proud that our panel of incredible Loose Men never shy away from the big issues.”
She said to expect “some very honest discussions, fiery debates and, of course, lots of laughs along the way, too”.
The show is in support of Loose Women’s Stand By Your Men campaign and takes place on Thursday, May 12 at 12.30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV
*If you are struggling with mental health, you can speak to a trained advisor from Mind mental health charity on 0300 123 3393 or email [email protected]
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