Loose Women star exposes secret 'feud' backstage and admits quitting because she felt 'intimidated' | The Sun

A FORMER Loose Women star has told of a secret "feud" backstage that drove her to quit.

Jenny Powell, 54, was a guest presenter on the ITV show in the early 2000s, appearing alongside the likes of Stacey Solomon and Janet Street-Porter.

But she left Loose Women in 2005 and never returned – admitting now it's because she felt "intimidated" by the other women.

Speaking on The Sun's Bingo Live show, Jenny said: "I sacked it off."

She added: "I didn't like the energy behind the scenes.

"I always felt a bit intimidated of the other women."


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Jenny was then overheard describing the energy as "fake" before adding: "No, I'm joking."

"Maybe I'm just a bit sensitive," she wondered.

Loose Women strives to hire ladies for their big opinions and no-nonsense attitudes.

So it's no surprise as their heated telly debates often continue off-screen too.

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Despite it being 17 years since Jenny last appeared on the panel, rumours of on-going feuds within Loose Women remains.

Last year Nadia Sawalha told The Sun the ladies can have "the most enormous arguments – not even necessarily on air."

There's also been bust-ups between Andrea McLean and Carol McGiffin over a wedding invite.

Meanwhile Saira Khan quit Loose Women at the beginning of last year – but she certainly didn't go quietly.

The former Apprentice star called the ITV daytime show "too toxic" and said she was "absolutely not" friends with all of the show's line-up.

She told Platinum magazine: "People think you're best friends with everybody on Loose Women. 

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“You're absolutely not! You have to just tolerate [some people] because you've got to get the job done."

She then unfollowed many of her co-stars including Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams, whom she often shared the panel with.

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