LOOSE Women star Nadia Sawalha has addressed "feud" rumours with her fellow co-stars – saying "people always expect us to argue just because we're women".
The panel are known for clashing over topics and getting into heated debates on the ITV daytime show.
Although they may appear to be at loggerheads, Nadia, 58, admitted there is no bad blood once the cameras stop rolling.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Nadia said: "There is no feud – I think it's that thing where people always expect women must be arguing, we honestly get on so well."
Squashing any suggestion that there is underlying tension among the panel, Nadia said they often laugh about their antics backstage and during the ad breaks they steal each other's food.
She continued: "When the audience are there and they see it get a bit heated, they will see us literally finish a topic and then go into the commercial break and then go 'can I have one of your crisps'…we just laugh it off backstage."
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The ex-EastEnders star said she and her co-stars share an "intense" friendship and strong bond.
The mum-of-two continued: "I absolutely love being part of the panel, to know people over such a long period of time and the intensity.
"In our meetings there is no show until we've had a meeting – the show comes from our own experiences, our own thoughts, so to have an intensity of a friendship is incredible.
"I would never in a million years of had a friend like Kay [Adams] and Jane [Moore].
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"We would never have come across each other and to build a friendship that is kind of imposed at the beginning and then you get to know them so so well.
"I have great friends and I just love my job so much, I always say they have to take me out in a box in Loose Women."
It comes after Denise Welch broke her silence on rumours of a "backstage feud".
Denise, who has been on the ITV chat show since 2005, said she has never fallen out with any of her co-stars, despite getting into fiery debates live on-air.
The TV favourite, 64, admitted that because she and her fellow panel members are "set in their ways", they often clash on certain topics.
Speaking exclusively told The Sun, Denise said: "I'm not afraid to be passionate and committed about something, we all have different views, we're great friends.
"I do get upset that people are trying to make out that we're always in some backstage feud.
"I haven't fallen out with any of them in 20 years – but we have very feisty debates."
Denise added: "It's a show that encourages and appreciates older women, so we're all going to be a bit set in our ways because we all have our own opinions."
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