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Carol McGiffin Criticizes Loose Women Post-Exit

Former Loose Women star Carol McGiffin has dismissed rumors of her return to the show, referring to it as “that little job.”

Fans have expressed their eagerness for her return, with one saying “it’s not the same without you.” Despite this, Carol has made it clear that she won’t be returning for a third stint. She had been a part of the ITV panel from 2000 to 2013 and then returned from 2018 to 2023.

Carol’s departure from the show was controversial, as she claimed she was “forced” to leave. She mentioned feeling upset about leaving behind familiar faces like Nadia Sawalha and Denise Welch, stating, “I feel quite upset about it, if I’m honest, because although it is my decision, I felt like it was one I was being forced to make. No one in their right mind would have signed that contract and I can’t see a way back from it.”

While Carol has shut down rumors about returning to Loose Women, she hinted that she’s not retired yet. She playfully informed her Instagram followers that she’s “not totally retired yet” and used the platform to promote her podcast.

Addressing her fans, Carol shared, “Apparently, some people are missing me… [because] I’m not on that daytime ITV show I used to do, Loose Women. Sadly that little job isn’t coming back but I’m not totally retired yet,” reports OK!.

Despite not returning to the show, Carol has been actively promoting her podcast, ‘What’s Your Problem With Nick Abbot and Carol McGiffin.’ She encouraged her fans to give it a listen, mentioning its popularity and humor.

Fans have expressed their disappointment following Carol’s departure from Loose Women, with one saying, “Loose Women is utterly boring now. Stopped watching about 2 years ago. Carol only one worth listening to.” Another fan commented, “Loose Women is SO boring without you. All the good original people keep leaving.”

Carol’s decision to leave the show was elaborated on in an interview with Best magazine last year. She revealed that the terms offered by ITV were unacceptable to her, saying, “The problem was, ITV were insisting, for the first time since I went back in 2018, that if I wanted to carry on doing the show, I would have to sign a contract that was totally unjust and unworkable for me, so I had to say ‘no thanks’.”

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