'That show is abhorrent': Ruby Wax brands Loose Women as 'old cronies' who are obsessed with their toyboys
07:33 GMT, 12 March 2012
It's a daytime show that is watched by females across Britain but not everyone's a fan of Loose Women.
Comedian Ruby Wax has unleashed her opinion on the ITV1 show and it's presenters, and she certainly didn't hold back.
The 58-year-old star has described the programmed as 'grotesque' and claimed that the presenters are obsessed with their toyboys.
Opinionated: Ruby Wax recently revealed that she thinks Loose Women is a abhorrent show
According to The People, the U.S. star made herself heard at a conference for female equality to mark International Women’s Day last week.
'That show is abhorrent,' Wax said. 'All the presenters do is go on about their toyboys like old cronies and I am like: “You are grotesque.” I’m sorry, but it is.'
The mother-of-three is of course referring to regular members of the panel such as Denise Welch and Carol McGiffin who regularly talk about their love lives on the show.
Welch, 53, who announced the end of her 23-year marriage via the programme, has recently gone public with her 39-year-old boyfriend Lincoln Tawney, while McGiffin is engaged to Mark Cassidy, who is 22 years her junior.
'Old cronies': Wax said that the panel such as (L-R) Andrea Mclean, Sherrie Hewson, Carol McGiffin and Jane McDonald go on about toyboys
'Grotesque': Regular panellist Carol Vorderman was seen enjoying dinner with a younger man last year
But it's not just these two who are involved with younger men, as Sherrie Hewson, 61, regularly speaks of wanting 'a nice little dalliance with a younger man,' while 51-year-old Carol Vorderman was spotted enjoying dinner with a 38-year-old internet tycoon last Summer.
However, before the Loose Women feel offended at what Wax has to say, they should know that the redhead blames it on TV executives, adding that the UK desperately needs some older, intelligent women on the television.
But she didn't stop at criticising Loose Women, as she also had a thing or two to say about various other panel shows, and popular reality TV programme Strictly Come Dancing.
'Panel shows these days are so aggressive,' she said. 'To me, they are an extension of men peeing and seeing who can last the longest.
'When I started I worked with Jennifer and Tracey Ullman we were girls who wrote for girls and there was no problem. But today the stand-up circuit is all full of men and their big d***s.'
'Perverse': Bruce Forsyth was also a target of Wax's rant
Wax went on to say that while women in their fifties are struggling to find jobs within the world of television, it was 'perverse' that 84-year-old Sir Bruce Forsyth is presenting the BBC1 dance reality show along with Tess Daly, 42.
'We should all go the BBC with pitchforks and get rid of the Ulrikas and Annekas,' she added.