Thousands of people are calling for Loose Women to remove Coleen Nolan from the show following her on-air clash with Celebrity Big Brother co-star Kim Woodburn earlier this week.
The two were brought together on-air to see if they could resolve their near two-year long feud dating back to living together in the Big Brother house, but Kim stormed off set live on air after being called a “horrible, publicity-seeking witch” and “vile” by Coleen and her sister Linda Nolan.
The segment has since sparked more than 3,200 complaints to broadcast regulator Ofcom, with a spokesperson confirming to Digital Spy that Ofcom was “assessing” whether Loose Women breached broadcasting standards.
In the fallout, Coleen has insisted on Twitter that she did not “ask to be reunited” with Kim while her son Shane has caused controversy for insinuating that the How Clean is Your House? star was “clearly not in the right mental state” to be on telly. He has since apologised.
Kim has meanwhile called for both Coleen and her sister Linda to be sacked from Loose Women, and there are apparently thousands of people who agree with her.
A petition started on Change.org demands that Coleen “removed from the Loose Women panel indefinitely for her atrocious act of unprovoked bullying”. The campaign has thus far gained more than 2,200 signatures.
The creators of this petition are also calling on ITV Studios, which produces Loose Women, to formally condemn Coleen’s behaviour. On Thursday’s episode, the panel did even not acknowledge the on-air row.
In response to the initial outrage, a Loose Women representative said: “Kim agreed to come onto the panel today at the invitation of the producers on the understanding it was for reconciliation with Coleen.
“Kim becoming upset was never the intention and the panel did endeavour to comfort her. She was offered counselling after the show, which she declined.”
Loose Women airs weekdays from 12.30pm on ITV.
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