Loose Women and ITV praised for airing show’s first all black hosting line-up

Loose Women and ITV bosses are praised today after the hit daytime talk show aired an all black line up of women hosting the show.

During Thursday's edition of the show, Brenda Edwards, Judi Love and Charlene White all sat behind the studio desk.

Meanwhile, Hollyoaks actress Kéllé Bryan co-hosted the show from home via video link.

Despite ITV not deliberately drawing attention to the line-up, viewers were quick to take to social media to praise TV bosses.

One viewer wrote: "Loving this #LooseWomen panel today!" followed by black and brown heart emojis.

Another added: "Shouldn’t be shocked to see this representation on Loose Women.

"Let’s normalise this just as much as the other way round is normalised. #loosewomen."

A third continued: "The fact I notice there are 4 black women on #LooseWomen today, shows it’s never happened before.

"We shouldn’t notice it, as it’s just four women but it’s nice and refreshing to see.

"Hopefully it all becomes the norm. Also need more Asians and others but one step is better than none."

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A fourth praised: "An all-black #LooseWomen panel is really momentous. Thanks."

Meanwhile, a fifth chimed in: "Great to see an all black panel on #LooseWomen well done @ITV #BlackHistoryMonth."

Another impressed viewer tweeted: "LOVE seeing four beautiful black Queens dancing on TV to Tarrus Riley, something I never imagined seeing. Yes to ITV for embracing the beauty of black women."

ITV are currently celebrating Black History month throughout October in a bid to educate the nation when it comes to racism in the 21st Cenurty.

Earlier this summer they defiantly stood by Britain's Got Talent and Ashley Banjo after dance group Diversity performed a BLM themed routine.

It became of the most complained about TV moments of the decade.

However, ITV refused to bow to pressure and took out full page adverts in newspapers defending the right of expression and equality.

Loose Women continues tomorrow at 12.30pm on ITV.

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