Loose Women will look very different next Thursday as the show will be rebranded as Loose Men to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.
For the fourth-time the episode will feature an all male panel and will highlight the importance of men speaking out about their mental health.
Following last year’s success Vernon Kay, 48, will again host of the one-off special alongside Strictly’s Johannes Radebe, 35, radio host Roman Kemp, 29 and fellow returnee Rugby International Mike Tindall MBE, 43.
Here come the boys:
The episode follows on from last year’s Loose Men episode, which saw Vernon anchor the show alongside Mike, Ore Oduba, 36, and Love Island’s Iain Stirling, 34.
Vernon said: ‘I’m really excited to be back for another Loose Men special. Men’s mental health is so important to me’.
Adding: ‘I learnt things from the panel members last time that I’d never known before’.
The line-up: Following last year’s success Vernon Kay will again host of the one-off special alongside Strictly’s Johannes Radebe (pictured) radio host Roman Kemp and fellow returnee Rugby international Mike Tindall MBE
‘The reaction we all had last time was also fantastic and highlighted how there’s a real need for more discussion around these topics which we look forward to bringing viewers.’
As well as discussing mental health, the tools they use and their own personal experiences, the foursome will be delving into hot topics and taboo talking points in true Loose style.
Radio host Roman, who appeared in 2020’s special said: ‘I’m really looking forward to returning to the Loose Men panel this year and proud to be amongst this brilliant line up of men’.
Important issues: As well as discussing mental health, the tools they use and their own personal experiences, the foursome will be delving into hot topics and taboo talking points in true Loose style
‘To help shine a light on the struggles men face with mental health, open up the conversation and encourage men to talk is really important to me. A simple question to a mate can go a long way’.
Strictly professional Johannes will be appearing on the panel for the first time, following his successful stint on the BBC Saturday night show.
The dancer said: ‘I think ‘Loose Men’ is a brilliant concept. I’m thrilled we have a platform to sit as men and talk about issues affecting our wellbeing and livelihoods’
Back again: The trio will be joined by Rugby player Mike Tindall MBE who also appeared on the show in 2021
‘I haven’t worked with these gentlemen before, but I’m aware of their brilliant work and I’m delighted to finally meet them. We will continue to bring awareness to mental health as it still plagues our society.’
With the exclusive Loose Men Male Mental Health survey revealing money worries are the thing most affecting men’s mental health, the panel will look at if society is still putting too much pressure on men to be providers.
As well as tackling subjects such as loneliness, the male biological clock and body image.
Loose Men airs Thursday May 14 at 12.30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.
Previously: The episode follows on from last year’s Loose Men episode, which saw (L-R) Vernon Kay anchor the show alongside Mike Tindall, Ore Oduba and Love Island’s Iain Stirling (pictured in 2021)