Why isn't Loose Women on today? The ITV panel show has been taken off air

Why isn't Loose Women on today? Fans are wondering where the programme has gone as the show is missing from ITV's scheduling.

Loose Women panelists
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Why isn't Loose Women on today? Fans are wondering as the show is missing from ITV's scheduling.

The live episode of Loose Women, which usually airs from 12.30pm until 1.30pm on weekdays, has been taken off air, and fans are wondering what's happened.

It comes after viewers asked, why are Good Morning Britain and Lorraine not on today?

And it's not the first time the panel show has been missing from the schedules, as the show received a shake up in 2022, alongside soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale and EastEnders due to the FA Cup football matches being aired. And This Morning and Loose Women were also pulled off air, with re-runs being aired instead following reports of an emergency evacuation at the television studios.

And now, Instead of tuning in to see the likes of Linda Robson, Nadia Sawalha, Judi Love and Jane Moore, as the Loose Women cast give their views on the day's topics, the show has been replaced. And some viewers are baffled.

Why isn't Loose Women on today?

Loose Women isn't on today (Tuesday 1st August) or tomorrow (Wednesday 2nd August) because it has been taken off air amid a shake-up of ITV shows to allow the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup matches to be aired instead

Loose Women's official X (the new name for Twitter) shared, "As the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup continues to air on ITV1, there are some changes to our usual schedule. We're wishing the Lionesses the best of luck tomorrow and we'll see you on Thursday."

The rest of the week's schedule reads, 'Tuesday - China PR V England, Wednesday Jamaica v Brazil , Thursday 3rd July 12.30pm-1pm (a shorter Thursday Loose Women show) and Friday 4th July - 12.30pm-1pm (a shorter Friday Loose Women show)'.

The show suffered a similar fate in November last year when the FIFA World Cup Qatar games were aired instead.

And fans are equally annoyed. One fan wrote, "Why does football always interfere with the TV Schedule, some of us are not interested"

Another fan added, "Who cares about football? We've had it shoved down our throats for weeks, along with horse racing (which is cruel), tennis, golf, etc. Why not put it all on ITVX? Ladies, let's have Loose Women back, please. x Always a laugh."

And a third fan agreed, "THIS IS WRONG. STICK IT ON ITVX"

When is Loose Women back on air?

Loose Women is set to return on Thursday and Friday (3rd and 4th July) at the usual time of 12.30pm but for a 30 minute show ending at 1pm and is expected to create some memorable moments to add to the best bits of Loose Women. You will have to check back nearer the time to see who is on the panel and which guests are on the show.

The presenters previously took part in a celebration of International Women's Day and uploaded a group snap to mark the occasion, and captioned it, "After almost two years apart, the female hosts of Daytime are coming together to celebrate International Women's Day! 👏 Watch the special video, filmed earlier this month, on the This Morning app now."

Loose Women normally airs on ITV on weekdays at 12.30pm and is available to watch on ITV+1 and ITVX.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)