Judi Love breaks down in tears as Loose Women make history with first all-black panel

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Loose Women made history on Thursday when the show was presented by an all-black line-up for the first time in its 21 year history.

The popular ITV show was fronted by newsreader Charlene White, with The X Factor's Brenda Edwards and comedian Judi Love on the panel, and former Eternal singer Kelle Bryan joining in from home.

Without the historical moment being mentioned to viewers, the show discussed topics as normal, such as parents smacking their children and delayed grief, for which they were joined by Doreen Lawrence.

Viewers of the lunchtime programme rushed to social media to share their emotion at the all-black panel, with it also proving to get too much for Judi, 40, who was seen crying at the end of the episode.

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One fan took to Twitter to write: "Today's #LooseWomen looks very interesting, I'm so happy to see four successful women who are of colour who represent and resonate me as a POC. I couldn't feel more proud and happier than I do this is diversity at its best."

A second added: "Four black females on @loosewomen. 2020 has been good for something! Bravo."

A third chimed: "The fact I notice there are 4 black women on #LooseWomen today, shows it's never happened before.


"We shouldn't notice it, as it's just 4 women but it's nice & refreshing to see. Hopefully it all becomes the norm."

Another raved: "So refreshing to turn my telly on and see 4 beautiful black woman running the show, things have a long way to go but this is a great start, never in my life have i seen this happen on a major network [sic] ."

The show also featured a debate about whether there is an age limit on "sexy" dancing, with Brenda and Judi jumping up to dance to reggae singer Taurus Riley.

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One social media user wrote: "LOVE seeing four beautiful black Queens dancing on TV to Tarrus Riley, something I never imagined seeing. Yes to ITV for embracing the beauty of black women."

Another fan applauded the show: "My favourite thing about today's @loosewomen line up?

"They've not spoken about it or made the chosen line up a discussion point.

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"They're owning this moment, no doubt aware of the impact it'll have and the conversations it'll start."

A final viewer added: "Loving this all black line up for #LooseWomen. The interchangeable accents and just general phrases used make it so much more relatable. Thank you ladiesssssss! [sic] "

Loose Women airs weekdays at 12:30 on ITV.

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