Sherrie Hewson has quit Loose Women live on air after 14 years on the panel.
Best known for her appearance in ITV’s hit show Benidorm Sherrie Hewson has quit Loose Women after 14 years on the show.
While sat alongside Coleen Nolan, Vicky Pattison and Andrea McLean on Wednesday’s Loose Women, Sherrie announced she’s leaving after 14 years.
Having been on the panel since 2003, Sherrie said: “I said I wouldn’t get upset and I’m not going to cause it’s joyous. I think Loose Women is one of the most important shows on television, I think everybody relates to it and when I work in Benidorm which I’m there five months a year, there are 1000s of women out there who come up to me every day and say thank you to all the girls. They relate to one of us always and they don’t necessarily like all of us, but mostly they do and they all say ‘thank you we’ve been through what you’ve been through, the loneliness you’ve been through, the bad times, sad times, we all watch you and we go oh my god if they can get through it so can I’ and it’s been incredible.
Speaking about how the show and the panellists have helped her, Sherrie said: “I’ve been here 14 years and when I first came I was in not a good place, my husband had gone and I was not happy. These girls have been amazing they’ve got me through everything and it’s been wonderful. I just want to say that when I first came I was in a very stressed condition and I lost all my hair and I don’t know if you remember but I wore a wig which was just awful, I mean really horrible and I got through that. Then I was declared bankrupt through no fault of my own, I got through that and all the time these girls were here for me and got me through everything.
“I just want to say that on here, on my seat, I’ve told everything, I’ve said everything haven’t I Coleen? It’s all been out there, we all give everything on this show and that’s why I think, everybody out there, ladies who watch at home, thank you, because for your following, for your caring, for your love of me, and of my daughter and my family, it’s been absolutely amazing.
“I’ve told as much as I’m sure you all want to hear. So I’m going to be leaving Loose Women because it’s kind of time, I’ve said everything there is…so I’m leaving this seat so somebody else now can sit on this seat for 14 years and tell all their stories.
“But I’d like to say as Arnold Schwarzenegger said ‘I’ll be back’. Loose Women is in my DNA…it will never leave me.”
Wiping away a tear, fellow panellist Coleen Nolan said: “It doesn’t matter what panellists come on the show now or in the future, but there will never be another Sherrie.”
Andrea McLean added: “We will really miss you Sherrie. Can I just say, oh you’re making me all emotional now, Sherrie you were so brilliant to me when my marriage was ending, you were the one that gave me the strength to leave, so we’re really going to miss you. Oh my goodness I didn’t think I was going to cry.”
Sherrie’s last show will be on Monday 5th September.
Loose Women, ITV, weekdays at 12.30pm.