Loose Women said goodbye to a school legend after 15 years on Friday.
Presenter Kaye Adams, 60, told viewers the team were “a bit sad” as they prepared to say goodbye to a dear colleague.
She was joined by Nadia Sawalha, 58, and Jane Moore, 60, and Judi Love, 42, who said “things won’t be the same after they come out”.
Kaye then bid a fond farewell to the show’s assistant editor, Tom Sage, who was on his way to a new one in Australia.
She said, “I hope you had fun with us today, but it’s a little sad for us.”
Warm farewell: Loose Women bid an emotional farewell to a show legend after 15 years on Friday (L-R) Kaye Adams, Judi Love, Nadia Sawalha, Jane Moore
Sad news: Presenter Kaye Adams, 60, told viewers the team were “a bit sad” as they prepared to say goodbye to a dear colleague
Our dear friend and deputy editor of the show Tom has started a wonderful new life Down Under.
“We hope he boomerangs and comes back to us, we are going to miss him so much. He is a great colleague and an even better friend.”
Nadia agreed, “We’re really going to miss him,” and Jane agreed, “It’s going to be so strange without him.”
Kaye closed the show by saying: “We tried to get him in the audience but he wouldn’t do it.
“Don’t worry Tom, we’ll be with you in a minute. Let the champagne pop!”.
It comes after panelist Coleen Nolan arrived at work on Tuesday morning feeling slightly worse after a night of rum and coke the night before.
The 58-year-old star, who revealed she was hungover, held her head in her hands as the show began and the audience cheered.
Ruth Langsford held up her hands and said, “Oh, it’s very kind of you to applaud, but we can [makes a gesture to quieten down]because Coleen feels a little vulnerable.”
Tears: She was joined by Nadia Sawalha, 58 (pictured) and Jane Moore, 60, who said things won’t be the same after the exit
Goodbye: Kaye then bid a fond farewell to the show’s assistant editor Tom Sage, who was on his way to a new one in Australia
So far: “We hope he boomerangs and comes back to us, we’re going to miss him so much. He is a great colleague and an even better friend.
Coleen then said, “It’s a bit noisy isn’t it?” Today?’
Ruth joked back, “Well, it’s not for us, but if I’d had five rum and cokes last night, I might feel a bit vulnerable too.”
Coleen then admitted: “I’m sorry, I’m trapped.” As Janet Street-Porter chimed in in typically witty fashion, “No stamina!”
Coleen appeared to have no regrets about her night and said “It was worth it” as she gave the audience a smug smile.
While Janet noted that although Coleen “started out cheerful, she is now broken down”.
Ruth assured Coleen that she had “just an hour” to get over her hangover before she could “sneak” out of the studio.
Oh, oh! Coleen Nolan arrived at work on Tuesday morning feeling a little worse after enjoying a night of rum and coke the night before
Be quiet now! Revealing she was hungover, she held her head in her hands as the show began and the audience cheered
A viewer who tuned in at home took to social media to call Coleen’s performance “iconic”, as she wrote, “Coleen hangover today from Loose Women is iconic.”
Coleen recently caused a stir on the show when she left her co-presenters confused about how she got revenge on an ex-boyfriend who cheated on her.
Panelists Christine Lampard, Kelle Bryan and Brenda Edwards joined her as they discussed pettiness during a breakup after Shakira recently released a song that appears to be about her ex Gerard Pique.
Coleen told the panel: “The best form of revenge is to be happy,” before opening up about a story about how she became friends with her ex’s new girlfriend.
She said: “I always think to myself, even if sometimes you’re not happy and you cry inside and then they see you again, say hello.
“Her ego can’t take you getting over her, so you feed her ego more if you keep talking about her over and over. I’ve always been someone who seems happy.’
Coleen said she once got revenge on an ex for his behavior but regretted it the next day.
Ruth Langsford held up her hands and said, “Oh, it’s very kind of you to applaud, but we can [makes a gesture to quieten down]because Coleen is feeling a bit vulnerable’
Honest: Coleen caused quite a stir on the show recently when she confused her co-presenters about how she got revenge on an ex-boyfriend who cheated on her
The singer opened up about how one of her former flames cheated on her, and she then decided to be friends with the woman he left her for.
She explained: “We talked and it was good. But she said that every time we met, which is, “He’s never going to do that to me.”
“In the end I thought, what are you saying here? Like I deserve it? You say you’re almost better than me.”
Undeterred by the woman’s words, Coleen told how she then invited her ex-boyfriend over to her house for a “chat”, adding: “I slept with him.”
The admission left Coleen’s panelists gasping before adding: “It gets worse.” Because the next day I went around saying, ‘He did it.
She said: “I felt it was unfair. But I felt she was kidding me. So I was like, ‘Don’t tell me he won’t do it again, because he will,’ so I made him do it, and he did it, and I told her.
“Don’t bother me with that. You see my ex, but don’t rub me girl.”
Christine Lampard laughed and said: “It didn’t take you long to tell them did it?”
Coleen replied: “No, I literally stopped the next morning.”
Loose Women airs Monday to Friday at 12.30pm on ITV.
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