Cat fights, tantrums and spats: Coleen Nolan lifts the lid why she really left Loose Women
09:25 GMT, 20 May 2012
The outspoken Loose Women ladies may love a good laugh on cameras, but behind-the-scenes rows, bitching and fall-outs are common place amongst the feisty females.
Speaking out about the show she quit after 11 years, Coleen Nolan has revealed that regular spats amongst the cast made working on the show a 'difficult and hard' environment.
Looking back on her time spent working with co-presenters Denise Welch and Carol McGiffin, Coleen, 47, said: 'I don't miss Loose Women one bit, it was hard and there was so much bitching.'
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Bitching, backstabbing and boozing. Coleen Nolan,former member of The Nolans singing family troupe, reveals the truth about the day time television programme 'Loose Women'
Speaking in an interview with The People, Coleen went on to explain: 'There were so many women trying to do their jobs but working so closely together. I don't really speak to the girls now, we text sometimes but I've left.'
Coleen has now secured a job working three days a week at This Morning and branded it a 'breath of fresh air' when compared to the all female environment she left behind.
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One of the first regular presenters on the show, Coleen joined the Loose Women panel back in 2000.
Her departure in September last year came as a surprise to some,and at the time, Coleen blamed a fear that her marriage would break down on her decision to leave the series.
The Nolans singer said that she couldn't stay on the show any longer for fear her husband would leave her.
The Loose Women ladies are all smiles as they arrive at the 2011 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena in London (left to right) Andrea McLean, Denise Welch, Zoe Tyler, Coleen Nolan and Kate Thornton
Speaking about her departure last year Coleen said she had turned into a 'paranoid nutter' on the show: ‘It felt as though something was going badly wrong in my marriage but I didn’t know how to stop it. Some of the rows got way out of hand, with both of us saying hurtful and nasty things we’d never said before.’
‘All those terrible feelings of insecurity I’d had during the years with Shane came flooding back.’