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Jenny Powell reveals she left Loose Women because of ‘intimidation’

She officially left the ITV daytime show in 2005, but has made several guest appearances since then.

Now Jenny Powell, 54, has revealed that she quit Loose Women because she was “intimidated” by her fellow debaters and didn’t like the “energy behind the scenes.”

17 years after she last appeared as a speaker on the programme, the TV presenter jokingly described the energy put on as “fake” while explaining her reasons for leaving.

Yikes! Jenny Powell, 54, revealed she left Loose Women because she felt “smitten” by her fellow speakers and “didn’t like the energy behind the scenes” (pictured as a guest in 2017)

‘I fired him,’ Jenny told The Sun. I didn’t like the energy behind the scenes. I always felt intimidated by other women.

He then heard her describe the energy as “phantom” before adding, “No, I’m kidding. Maybe I’m a little sensitive?”

Back in September 2021, former panelist Saira Khan revealed that she is “hard to bear” some of her co-stars who are virtuous women, and claimed that the chat show has become “toxic”.

Oh!  17 years after she last appeared as a speaker on the programme, the TV presenter jokingly described the energy there as

Oh! 17 years after she last appeared as a speaker on the show, the TV presenter jokingly described the existing energy as “fake” while explaining her reasons for leaving.

Speaking to The Mirror, eight months after leaving Loose Woman, Saira explained her reason for leaving: “Firstly, I’m over the programme.

There were some women out there who just thought, “I should just put up with doing the job and in real life you’re not going to be my boyfriend.” They will say the same about me.

Plus, I shared a lot about myself on this show—abuse, adoption, arranged marriage, and a lot more relationship stuff. You don’t get much thanks for that.

Asked if she considered her departure the right decision, Saira replied: “Yes. When you get to a job where your heart is not there, the only thing you can do is make a change […]

When you are out there discussing a topic with your friends in a very innocent way, the amount of trolling you get online is shocking. It just becomes toxic for women.

Awkward: Back in September 2021, former panelist Saira Khan revealed that there were some women in the Loose Women panel who

Awkward: Back in September 2021, former panelist Saira Khan revealed there were some women in the Loose Women panel who “just had to put up with it” in order to “do the job”

Co-stars: The star admitted she would 'never be friends in real life' with all of her co-stars (pictured with former co-stars Andrea McClain, Coleen Nolan and Nadia Sawalha in 2019)

Co-stars: The star admitted she would ‘never be friends in real life’ with all of her co-stars (pictured with former co-stars Andrea McClain, Coleen Nolan and Nadia Sawalha in 2019)

Saira announced she was leaving Free Woman, just two weeks after her co-star Andrea McClain quit the show.

When she announced her plans to leave in November 2020, Andrea broke down in tears as she described in detail how her departure was also linked to her nervous breakdown.

Andrea explained: “Like a lot of people, this was a time to think big and reflect on the past. A lot of people have been talking about that they just can’t wait for life to get back to normal.

“I, like many people, did this and thought, ‘Do I want my life to go back to the way it was before? “

Time to say goodbye!  Andrea McClain announced her plans to leave Loose Women in November 2020, revealing how her departure was also linked to her nervous breakdown.

Time to say goodbye! Andrea McClain announced her plans to leave Loose Women in November 2020, revealing how her departure was also linked to her nervous breakdown.

She told viewers: “Last year I had a nervous breakdown and this year the world has had a breakdown. I have been really mentally strong this year to deal with everything the pandemic has thrown at us.

You get one life, do you live it the way you want? are you brave Do you do the thing you want?

After getting emotional, Andrea added, “I didn’t think I was going to cry.” I told you ladies before we went live. I’m leaving Loose Women because I want to be spunky…

All the amazing feedback my writers have received and the support I’ve been able to give them, I want to bring it to life. It was a really big decision to jump in and see if I was going to fall or fly. And I just thought, I’ll never know unless I try, so I’m saying goodbye to mainstream women.

Emotional decision: The TV presenter broke down in tears as she shared the news that she's stepping away from the show.

Emotional decision: The TV presenter broke down in tears as she shared the news that she’s stepping away from the show.

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