Coleen Nolan has had ‘the worst week of my life’ after Kim Woodburn Loose Women incident
Coleen Nolan was in tears on This Morning today as she recalled the “worst week of [her] life” after the Kim Woodburn ~incident on Loose Women.
Kim was brought on the show last week ostensibly to make amends with Coleen after they clashed in Celebrity Big Brother last year, but… it didn’t quite go that way.
Kim became extremely distressed, making her dislike for Coleen abundantly clear – but it was Coleen and her sister Linda’s reactions to Kim breaking down over her traumatic childhood that really sparked outrage online.
A petition for Coleen to be fired gathered traction, and today she gave her side of the story to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
“If I could go back in time I would change the whole thing because it was never meant to be like that,” she said.
“I honestly, genuinely thought that it was… she was coming on to make amends, that’s what I was told that was going to happen. And then we were going to have a laugh about it and make amends.
“So it was like, ‘let’s put it to bed, let’s have a laugh about it, let’s make amends’. And it didn’t go that way, obviously, from the moment she came out.
“And I have to say, it was so shocking, genuinely shocking, for all of us. None of us wanted that. I don’t like to see anybody in that much distress, how she was in the end. And it was just one of those things.
“It’s been the worst week of my life, actually. I’m so sorry.”
Sobbing, she went on: ”I’m so sorry. I didn’t think I was going to cry.
“It’s just that, I don’t know what I did wrong. I didn’t say anything. I said about two things in that interview because I know what she’s like and I just thought, she needs help really. And I feel terribly sorry for her. So I’m not going to say anything.
“Sometimes it’s hard because I’ve never called her names or anything and she’s called me every name under the sun – in print and on that show. And that’s fine, I can deal with that.
“But to be called a bully and then to have messages going, ‘Why can’t you die like your sister?’ ‘Why can’t you get cancer like your sister?’ I’ve had a week of it.
“And in 50-odd years of doing a job I absolutely love, really love, and it’s all I know how to do, now there’s a campaign to get me fired. And they talk about me being a bully or a horrible bully and then they send me these revolting, revolting things.
“And to the point where I phoned my management and said to my kids, I cancelled everything last week after it and I said, ‘I don’t want to do it anymore.’”