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Loose Women make history with first trans host

Bobby Rae November 16, 2016
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TV talk show Loose Women has made history by having its first trans host.

India Willoughby who returned to television since transitioning earlier this year will become the first transgender women to present an all woman programme.

The TV journalist joined the show to discuss Transgender Awareness Week with regular panellists: Ruth Langsford, Martine McCutcheon and Janet Street-Porter.

Before the show, India said her appearance felt like a dream.

“I’ve always loved the show so I just can’t believe I’m going to be a part of it,” she said.

“Hopefully my history will bring something new to the mix. All the ‘Loose Women’ have overcome some sort of adversity, they all carry battle scars and that’s what makes them interesting people.

“Mine just happened to my body throughout the journey to become my true self. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world right now and I can’t wait to get live and loose.”

Sally Shelford, Loose Women’s editor, added that what makes the show is the fact each panellist has a different story to tell.

She added: “What makes a great ‘Loose Women’ panellist is the journey they’ve taken to become the woman they are today and India is no different.

“She is an inspiring role model for modern Britain and we can’t wait for her to join the other women for what is set to be a landmark show.”

India appeared on the show before to discuss her transition but this is the first time she has hosted the show.

She began her transition journey in 2010.

Related topics: India Willoughby, ITV, loose women, panel show, talk show, Trans

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