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

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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, despite airing yesterday (Monday March 14th) and fans are wondering what's happened to their favourite panelists (opens in new tab).

And it comes just days after This Morning and Loose Women (opens in new tab) were pulled off air, with re-runs being aired instead following reports of an emergency evacuation at the television studios. And the soaps Coronation Street (opens in new tab) and Emmerdale (opens in new tab) and EastEnders (opens in new tab) were shaken up earlier this month due to the FA Cup football matches being aired.

Instead of tuning in to see Charlene White, Linda Robson, Nadia Sawalha, and Jane Moore, as the Loose Women cast (opens in new tab) 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 March 15th) or for the rest of the week because it has been taken off air amid a shake-up of ITV shows to allow horse racing coverage of the Cheltenham Festival to be aired instead. The annual horse racing event is big in the calendar for the sport and in order to broadcast the racing, Loose women will be cancelled from Tuesday March 15th until Friday March 18th.

But ITV's This Morning, which airs until 12.30pm will go ahead as planned followed by a new 30 minutes of national news, with the racing coverage starting at 1pm.

Ed Chamberlain and Francesca Cumani are expected to lead the presenting duties on the first day, whilst the likes of Love Island star Chris Hughes and racing pundits including AP McCoy and Ruby Walsh will join the show to give their expert verdict on all the action.

The racing coverage will air on ITV from 1pm until 4.30pm each day, with Tipping Point keeping its usual afternoon slot.

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When is Loose Women back on air?

Loose Women is set to return on Monday 21st March for their normal show 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 recently 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."

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