Stacey Solomon's baby makes 'Loose Women' debut on show's 20th anniversary

Julia Hunt
Contributor
Stacey Solomon poses for photographers on arrival at the premiere of the film 'Peter Rabbit', in London, March 11, 2018. (Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Stacey Solomon’s baby son made his Loose Women debut on the 20th anniversary episode of the much-loved show.

Regular panellist Solomon has been on maternity leave but returned to the ITV programme for the special celebration, and took three-month-old Rex along with her to join in.

The star, 29, told her fellow panellists it had been “really intense” since she welcomed Rex in May.

Solomon, who has been open on social media about the stresses and strains of motherhood, said that despite having two other sons of seven and 11 she felt like she “went back to zero”.

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"Poor Joe,” she said of her partner Joe Swash.

“Bless him, he’s had the wrath of me… He’s such an incredible dad."

As well as Solomon, the show featured many panellists from over the years.

Nadia Sawalha opened the programme with Denise Welch, Kelle Bryan and Carol McGiffin and explained that the panel would rotate regularly throughout the programme, with several different line-ups behind the desk.

Others who appeared included Jane Moore, Kaye Adams, Andrea McLean, Christine Lampard, Ruth Langsford, Penny Lancaster, Saira Khan and Brenda Edwards.

Coleen Nolan and Gloria Hunniford were among those who sent video messages.

There was a nice surprise for all the ladies when singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who is a friend of Edwards’ son, popped up on the screen to congratulate them on reaching the milestone.

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“You're all fantastic,” the Shape Of You singer told them.

The episode ended with a 20th anniversary quiz which was interrupted when Mr Blobby arrived.

The colourful spotted character managed to pull McGiffin to the floor for a huge cuddle while the other presenters collapsed in hysterics.

Loose Women started in September 1999.