DAVID GEST IN THE NEWS
David Gest to become Loose Women regular after wowing viewers and producers with guest appearance
BY MARK JEFFERIES
The former Celebrity Big Brother and I’m A Celebrity contestant is to become the latest of the show’s occasional ‘Loose Men’ guest panellists.
Celebrity Big Brother star David Gest is to be a guest panellist on Loose Women.
Gest, 62, was signed as a “Loose Man” after his appearance last week, when he spoke of his plastic surgery regrets and joked about ex-wife Liza Minnelli.
And the former I’m A Celebrity contestant has agreed to return after proving a hit with viewers, regular panellists and the show’s producers.
A Loose Women insider said: “Gest was hilarious on the show and proved to be a big hit with viewers.
“He was asked straight after coming off air if he’d like to come back as a Loose Man and he had no hesitation in agreeing.
“He is very honest and very popular with the British public and enjoyed a good rapport with the regular panellists.
“It’s safe to say Coleen will be joining him when he comes back although it’s unlikely she’ll be indulging his rude puns again.”
Strictly stars Peter Andre and Craig Revel Horwood last month became the first male panellists and the Loose Men concept is set to be a regular feature on one or two Fridays a month.
David Gest ‘to become Loose Women panellist’ after guest appearance receives rave reviews
FORMER Celebrity Big Brother contestant David Gest is set to join the Loose Women line-up as a regular panellist, according to reports.
By LAURA WITHERS
The music producer is thought to have been snapped up by show producers to appear as a ‘Loose Man’ after he proved to be a huge hit with fans when he starred on the show last week.
The 62-year-old kept viewers and the studio audience entertained with hilarious anecdotes about his friendship with Michael Jackson, his regrets about plastic surgery and his troubled marriage to Liza Minnelli.
Confirming that David will return to the hit ITV magazine style show, a Loose Women insider revealed: “Gest was hilarious on the show and proved to be a big hit with viewers.
“He was asked straight after coming off air if he’d like to come back as a Loose Man and he had no hesitation in agreeing.”
Speaking about why David would make a great panellist, the source explained: “He is very honest and very popular with the British public and enjoyed a good rapport with the regular panellists.”
They added: “It’s safe to say Coleen will be joining him when he comes back although it’s unlikely she’ll be indulging his rude puns again.”
Singer Peter Andre and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood were the first male panellists to join the ‘Loose Women and Men’ Friday show, and their appearance proved hugely popular – with some viewers calling it the “best” episode of Loose Women to ever air.
The ‘Loose Men’ specials are set to be a regular feature, which will run once or twice a month.
Express.co.uk has contacted Loose Women for further comment on this story.
Loose Women continues on ITV on weekdays at 12:30pm.
‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Housemate David Gest ‘Lands ‘Loose Women’ Guest Presenting Slot’
By DANIEL WELSH
Andrea McLean. Sherrie Hewson. Janet Street-Porter. David Gest.
One of these things is decidedly not like the others, and yet they all have ‘Loose Women’ in common.
Yes, new reports have suggested that David has managed to bag himself a spot as a guest presenter on ‘Loose Women’ in the not-too-distant future.
The show recently began its occasional ‘Loose Women And Men’ special episodes, which see two male stars joining the show as guest panellists, alongside its female regulars.
It has now been claimed that ITV producers were quick to snap David up, following his appearance on the show last month.
An insider tells The Mirror: “[David] was hilarious on the show and proved to be a big hit with viewers.
“He was asked straight after coming off air if he’d like to come back as a ‘Loose Man’ and he had no hesitation in agreeing.”
David’s rumoured stint on ‘Loose Women’ came the week after he walked from ‘CBB’, due to being in ill health.
Last month ‘Loose Women’ debuted its first male panellists, with Peter Andre and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge Craig Revel Horwood sitting down for a chat with show regulars Nadia Sawalha and Andrea McLean.
Peter raised eyebrows during his appearance, for making a rather unsavoury admission about how he got revenge on one of his ex-girlfriends.
Meanwhile, ‘Great British Bake Off’ winner Nadiya Hussain will be guest presenting on ‘Loose Women’ this Friday afternoon (5 February).