Loose Women to be renamed as Westlife host the show in one-off special
Loose Women will be renamed tomorrow as pop group Westlife take over as presenters in a one-off special to mark the release of their new album, the Mirror can reveal.
Band members Shane Filan, Nicky Bryne, Mark Feehily and Kian Egan will join the ITV show which, for the first time in its history, will temporarily be renamed Loose Life.
The regular Loose Women panelists will interview the chart-topping group on Friday before handing over full presenting duties to them for a quarter of the show.
Westlife - who have had more than a dozen Number 1 singles since forming in 1998 - will discuss topics that are important to them during the one-off special broadcast.
The group are also set to look back at their remarkable music career over the last few decades and are expected to talk about what their plans are for the future.
The special edition of Loose Women coincides with the launch of their latest studio album, Wild Dreams - their twelfth to date - which will be released tomorrow.
It's the first new album following their sensational return in 2019, which saw the Irish foursome enjoy their eighth Number 1 album in the UK and celebrate their fastest selling tour.
Discussing the upcoming broadcast, band member Mark said: "We are incredibly excited to release our new album and celebrate that with this special Loose Women takeover."
The 41-year-old commented that it's going to be "great to sit behind the famous desk" and discuss issues that are important to the acclaimed boy band.
He then added: "We're really looking forward to 'Loose Life'! As far as I know, no one has ever done this before. It is going to be great."
And speaking about the new album, he said: "[It] means more to us than anything we have done before and has been inspired by the challenges we've all overcome over the last 18 months."
Mark continued: "The maze of emotions we all experienced during the pandemic drew us to songwriting and has helped us create a really special album that we have everything we love in music."
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He said that this includes "fresh feel-good uptempo tracks" like Starlight, as well as "powerful, heartfelt ballads" such as My Hero and Always With Me.
The one-off special with Loose Women follows a promo TV tour which has seen Westlife appear on the Jonathan Ross Show, the One Show and BBC Breakfast recently.
You can pre-order Wild Dreams at www.westlife.com
And tickets for Westlife's upcoming Wild Dreams tour in 2022 are on sale now through www.livenation.co.uk
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