Nadia Sawalha reveals Loose Women are supporting Coleen Nolan after death threat hell

21 September 2018, 12:36 | Updated: 19 October 2018, 19:11

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Coleen Nolan received death threats after being accused of bullying Kim Woodburn on Loose Women.

Nadia Sawalha revealed the Loose Women panellists are supporting co-star Coleen Nolan after she sensationally quit the ITV show.

The singer was inundated with abusive tweets after a tense showdown with Celebrity Big Brother rival Kim Woodburn last month. 

Audiences sided with 76-year-old Kim, leaving Coleen, 53, to face death threats and causing her to cancel her UK tour.

Longtime panellist Nadia told the Daily Star: "The whole thing has been upsetting for everybody."

Nadia Sawalha has defended co-star Coleen Nolan (Credit - GETTY)

She added: "Everybody's in contact with Coleen. Everybody's supporting her, and we can't wait to have her back on the show."

Nadia confirmed that Coleen will definitely be making a return to the popular panel show. 

She told reporters: "Oh God, yes. Yes [Coleen's coming back]. I don't know when."

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Coleen, 53, announced she's stepping away from the limelight in a statement shared on her Twitter.

It read: "Following the constant online bullying, trolling, and misrepresentation of her words, actions and re-actions, it is with sad regret that Coleen is taking an immediate hiatus from all her current commitments including Loose Women and postponing her Never Too Late solo concert tour."

Coleen is said to be "devastated" to have let her "supporters and fans down."

More than 7,000 people complained to Ofcom about the Loose Women row, and a petition to have her axed from the show garnered thousands of signatures.