Loose Women & Men will return to ITV1 and ITVX this week to celebrate Black History Month.
A brand new special of the daytime series will air this upcoming Friday, 27 October, at 12:30PM.
Comedy star and “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” participant Babatunde Aléshé will make his first appearance on the panel, joining “Loose Woman” lead Charlene White, a fellow ex-campmate, and fan-favourite panellist and comedian Judi Love.
Adding to the ensemble, frequent ITV Daytime presence Andi Peters returns to the desk, fresh from clinching a Royal Television Society Award for his role in the “Loose Men” episode, where he shared the spotlight with Jordan Banjo, Ore Oduba, and Shaun Wallace.
The “Loose Women & Men” ensemble promises to delve deeply into personal and poignant topics during the episode, discussing everything from parenting and body perception to the elusive quest for happiness.
Loose Women’s Editor, Sally Shelford said: “We’re delighted to have this incredible panel come together, to celebrate Black History Month with a very special Loose Women and Men. Our Loose Women’s experiences, and the viewers, are always at the heart of our show and it’s as important as ever to share that stage with men too, encouraging open and honest discussions about the things that affect them today.
“We’re very excited to welcome Babtunde to the panel for the first time, as well as welcoming back Andi Peters – together with our much-loved Loose ladies, the panel will share and voice their thoughts on a number of topics. Expect some very honest discussions and of course lots of laughs along the way!”