LOOSE Women have revealed Charlene White as the show’s new anchor after Andrea McLean quit.
The ITV newsreader, 40, already guest anchored in October as part of the chat show’s first all-black line up.Charlene White is the new anchor on Loose Women[/caption]
Andrea McLean stepped down from the show after 13 years in December.
Charlene – from Greenwich in South London – has been the lead newsreader on ITV News London since 2019.
She started off as a reporter on Radio 1’s Newsbeat and its sister digital station, BBC Radio 1Xtra in 2002.
The journalist then became co-presenter on 1Xtra’s two-hour news programme TX in 2005.She is the lead newsreader for ITV News in London[/caption]
She joined ITN as a newsreader in 2008, before becoming the first black woman to present ITV News at Ten in 2014.
White is in a relationship with partner Andy and they share kids Alfie, three, and Florence, one.
Fans praised Charlene during Black History Month when she appeared on Loose Women alongside Judi Love, Brenda Edwards and Kelle Bryan.
The show saw the panel speak with Stephen Lawrence’s mother Baroness Doreen Lawrence – whose son was murdered in 1993 – as well discussing “delayed grief”.The star appearing on the all-black panel in October[/caption]
The show ended with Brenda singing Whitney Houston’s Greatest Love Of All.
People at home begged for the panel to return and to become a regular Loose Women line-up.
One fan tweeted: “Well done Loose Ladies! Hope to see this panel more often!”
Another penned: “I swear im not crying, my eyes are just sweating #whitneyhouston #LooseWomen”Andrea McLean was in floods of tears on her last day anchoring[/caption] Charlene is a mum-of-two[/caption]
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And one more said: “Best show ever!!!! Loved it!!! So refreshing to see real women and they actually made me cry with laughter!!! Fantastic!!! #LooseWomen”
As another wrote on Twitter: “Love seeing 4 black women fronting #LooseWomen.
“They talk about issues with such sensitivity and empathy because they know what it means not to be listened to and supported. Something quite often missing from other panellists.”