Loose Women panellists pay emotional farewell to co-star who quits after 15 years

Loose Women panellists – Kaye Adams, Judi Love, Nadia Sawalha and Jane Moore – paid an emotional farewell to their co-star, Tom, on Friday's episode.

As the latest instalment came to an end, Kaye, 60, shared an announcement about deputy editor Tom's departure and last day after working with ITV for 15 years.

The Scottish presenter said: "Listen that's it from us for today. I hope you've had fun with us today, but it's a little bit sad for us as our dear friend and deputy editor of the show Tom is going off to a wonderful new life Down Under.

"We're hoping he's going to be a boomerang and come back to us, we will miss him so so much. He is a wonderful colleague and an even more wonderful friend."

To which Nadia added: "We will really miss him," before Jane pointed out: "He's been in this building for 15 years and it's going to be weird without him, but Tom we love you."

Kaye then hilariously revealed that she had tried to get Tom to sit in the audience but he refused to join the live ITV show.

The presenter quipped: "We did try and get him to sit in the audience, but he wasn't going to do it, but don't worry Tom, we're going to be with you in a few moments. Pop the champagne!" as the panellists all joined in on saying goodbye.

It's been an emotional few weeks as just last month the Loose Women team waved goodbye to their make-up artist, who's been working at ITV for 21 years and is now off to take the leap and work for herself full-time.

At the end, Kaye told viewers: "Before we go, we have to say that after 20 years, this is the last day of our dear friend Donna May Clitheroe, the heart of our show."

Loose Women continues on weekdays at 12:30pm on ITV.


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