Fans of Loose Women have called for new panelists to join the show after a discussion led to two of the stars becoming frustrated.
The ITV show was broadcast on Wednesday (September 27) and was hosted by Scotswoman Kaye Adams. She was joined by Coleen Nolan, Denise Welch and Kéllé Bryan.
On the show, the foursome were discussing a survey that revealed that one in four people were uncomfortable with the bingo term "two fat ladies". The term corresponds to 88, but some believed that the phrase made light of their weight.
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After Kaye introduced the topic, Coleen immediately became exasperated at the suggestion. Clearly flustered, the singer said: "If this one fat lady isn't bothered about it, then why is everyone else?" which left the audience in fits of laughter.
She continued: "I'm so sick of these surveys coming out going, 'Oh you find this? You find that?'. It's one in four, which means three don't care. Why are we concentrating on the one?" Kaye played devil's advocate, saying some may find the term offensive, to which Coleen replied: "Well don't go to bingo."
Later on in the discussion, Denise Welch admitted that so-called "cancel culture" is becoming too much for her. She explained that a council in North East of the country had tried to ban the words "hinny" and "pet", which left her livid.
"It's getting to the point where it's just totally ridiculous," she said. "I have no problem with the word 'hinny' and 'pet', but maybe the Gen Zs do.
"I don't know, maybe it's just because I'm 110, I don't know. But I just can't keep up with it and the pressure of being cancelled, I just can't".
Fans were quick to take to social media to give their take on the situation. One viewer in particular called on bosses to bring younger panellists onto the show.
"This is why they need different panelists on Loose Women. Denise Welch just said she can’t keep up. We are never going to get balanced views from these lot who are stuck in the 1980s. There are plenty of older folk who are also far more open-minded than this panel," they wrote.
Other fans of the show shared their opinions on the topic, with many being divided on the issue. A second fan posted: "Big people usually know they're fat, there's no point rubbing it in. Who is that helping? No one!"
A third viewer disagreed and said: "I don't think it's offensive to call someone fat. I'm pleased Someone did as it prompted me to lose weight, I've lost a stone already."
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV
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