TOMMY Fury and Paul Sinha are to make their debut as panellists on an upcoming episode of ‘Loose Men’, with the former ‘Love Island’ star to “let his guard down” on the lunchtime chat show.
Tommy Fury and Paul Sinha are to make their debut as panellists on an upcoming episode of ‘Loose Men.’
The 24-year-old boxer – who was runner-up on ‘Love Island’ along with girlfriend Molly Mae Hague in 2019 – will join the all-male version of ITV lunchtime chat show ‘Loose Women’ along with fellow newcomer Paul Sinha of ‘The Chase’, returning panellist Martin Kemp and anchor Vernon Kay on Thursday 18 May to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.
At the end of Tuesday’s show, anchor Ruth Langsford – who had appeared alongside Coleen Nolan, Janet Street-Porter and Kelle Bryan – introduced a promo clip for the special, in which Vernon said: “Yes, we’ll be feeling the fear and doing it anyway – because when it comes to us lads, loose talk can save lives.”
In the trailer, Tommy teased that him and his fellow panellists will “let their guards down”, whilst Martin promised that the episode will “break through the barricades” and Paul Sinha committed to “open up like never before”.
‘Loose Women’ has aired on ITV1 since 1999 and currently features a host of famous female faces from the worlds of showbusiness and journalism including the likes of former ‘Coronation Street’ actress Denise Welch – who made her debut on the show in 2005 and returned in 2018 after a six-year break – Sun columnist Jane Moore and ITV newsreader Charlene White, with singer Jane McDonald and ‘Benidorm’ star Sherrie Hewson and Carol McGiffin all having previously held long-running positions on the show.
‘Loose Men’ first aired as a one-off special in November 2020 to mark International Men’s Day and featured JLS singer Marvin Humes, comedian Iain Stirling, Boyzone star Ronan Keating and radio host Roman Kemp at the desk but has since returned for a series of sporadic episodes and seen the likes of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professional Johannes Radebe and former rugby player Mike Tindall discuss various tough topics at lunchtime.
Watch ‘Loose Men’ on Thursday 18 May at 12.30 on ITV1 and ITVX