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Girl talk FEISTY, OPINIONATED AND DISARMINGLY HONEST, THE LOOSE WOMEN PANEL BRINGS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR TO WEEKDAY LUNCHTIMES. WE MEET THE LADIES BEHIND THIS AWARDWINNING SHOW SALLY LINDSAY Born in Stockport, 39-yearold Sally is best known for her role as Shelly Unwin in ITV’s Coronation Street. Despite becoming a permanent panellist on Loose Women in September 2011, Sally has proceeded with her acting career: having devised the female cop drama Scott & Bailey with actress Suranne Jones, 34, she was unable to portray the leading character Janet Scott, as intended, due to the birth of her twin boys, Victor and Louis, in September 2011. She also currently stars as Lisa in Sky1 British comedy series Mount Pleasant. Last August, Sally decided to move from full-time to part-time on Loose Women in order to spend more of her days with her two young children. ‘I want some time off with the boys,’ she said. ‘So it will be maybe once a week, or once every two weeks, on Loose Women.’ 060 | JUNE 2013 JANE McDONALD M She shot to fame as the bubbly cruise ship entertainer on the BBC reality series The Cruise, and Jane, 50, has since continued Cruise with a successful stage career as a singer, actress, media personality and broadcaster. With her strong, characteristic Yorkshire accent, Jane has co-presented a number of daytime shows over the years. Her second wedding, to Henrik Brixen in 1998 was televised by the BBC and watched by a large audience, although the couple have since divorced. She has been with Walter ‘Eddie’ Rothe since 2008, to whom she is now engaged. Jane has gained a huge following of fans through her music, and since July 1998 has released a total of five albums. She has been a Loose Women panellist since 2004; following an 18-month break in 2010 to concentrate on her music career, she returned to the show in January 2012. CAROL McGIFFIN M Not one to mince her words, renowned party girl, Carol, isn’t shy about getting her opinion across on a daily basis. Having been a panellist on the programme for 10 years, Carol has appeared in more episodes than any of the others. The 53-year-old produced The Big Breakfast and was married to its presenter, Chris Evans, 47. The couple divorced after four years together. Now, after 16 years of what she calls ‘blissfully flying solo’, Kent girl Carol, famed for ranting on about how great it is to be single, is happily engaged to toyboy, Mark Cassidy – who is 22 WORDS: Jessie Bland, Connie Foster-Hall | PHOTOGRAPHS: Steve Meddle/Rex Features, PA Photos W ith a regular slot in daytime TV viewing, Loose Women – and its array of raucous panelists – has been gracing TV screens since its first broadcast back in 1999. No topic is off-limits in their indepth chats; brimming with female opinion, candid conversations about celeb gossip, and fiery debates on the latest headlines. And with over one million viewers on average, the all-female formula is still proving a hit with the British public 14 years on. Our guest editor, Carol Vorderman, is the show’s newest recruit – brought in as presenter in August 2011 to tame the rowdy bunch. Having settled in, there’s only one topic she says is out-of-bounds: sex. ‘There are things you can discuss, just as you would with your own girlfriends, without giving away too much,’ she said.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013

Editor's letter
Carol's hello
Summer days
Rear of the year
Shades of citrus
Maxi moment
Good for the sole
Razzle dazzle
Swing by the sixties
All shapes and sizes
Steal her look
The swimwear round
A moment with Carol
Beaming with pride
Loose women
Forever friends
What men want
The D word
Fear not
Keep your flirt on
Sex on fire
Culinary classics
Food glorious food
At a pinch
Oiling the meals
Flaming hot
Under the grill
Raise a glass
Water works
Weight-dropping wonders
Tuck in
Home improvements
Holiday hazards
Proceed with caution
Warning signs
Down to the bare bones
Back on track
A sorry sight
20 under £20
How do they do it?
Rewind time
Lacklustre locks?
Pearly brights
Good job hunting
Old timers
The golden years
Cash in a flash
Money guru
Foster the love
Child's play
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
Summertime accessories
Those in glass houses
On the tiles
Home safe home
Savvy traveller
Holiday honcho
Port of call
Here come the girls
It's a numbers game
Book it in
Up, up and away!
Last word

At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013