Ruth Langsford has joined the Loose Women panel as a regular anchor. The This Morning presenter will join the existing team of anchors – Kaye Adams, Carol Vorderman and Andrea McLean – on the ITV daytime show when it returns in January. Her first show will be on Wednesday, January 8 and will continue to the end of the series. She will also continue to present ITV’s This Morning with husband Eamonn Holmes on Fridays, half-terms and holidays.
Langsford said: “Loose Women has always been close to my heart. I have a long history with the show having done the very first series back in 1999. I am thrilled to be back with the girls on a more regular basis, here’s to being Loose in 2014!”
Myleene Klass will also join the show as a new guest panellist from January 9. She said: “I’m really excited to be part of a team of strong, feisty, fearless women. I look forward to joining a conversation that usually happens in my kitchen!” ITV’s Director of Daytime Helen Warner added: “Loose Women for 2014 will see our fantastic existing panellists joined by some new faces along the way.
“We look forward to more in the way of fresh topical discussion; and to welcoming Ruth and Myleene in January.”
Thierry Henry has signed for the BBC’s World Cup coverage in Brazil next summer. The former Arsenal star, who now plays for MLS side New York Red Bulls, will join the broadcaster’s presentation team of Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Clarence Seedorf, Alan Shearer, Phil Neville and Alan Hansen.
Lineker said: “Thierry is one of the best strikers to have graced the game and really resonates with the British audience after such a successful time at Arsenal.
“He is full of charisma and brings with him tremendous insight from his career in France, Italy, Spain, England and the USA.” Henry, who scored 51 goals in 123 appearances for France, said: “I am delighted to be joining Gary Lineker and the rest of the BBC team for the tournament in Brazil.
“I’ve enjoyed playing in World Cups, but to experience it as a fan and studio analyst will be a new, exciting challenge. I’ve been fortunate enough to play with and against many of the players taking part, so will look forward to watching their performances this summer.” Henry has played at four World Cups, winning the competition in France in 1998, followed by a European Championship win two years later.
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