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Carol McGiffin leaves her Loose Women co-stars teary as she SURPRISES them live on-air

Carol McGiffin left her Loose Women co-stars teary on Friday’s show as she surprised them live on-air. 

The panellist, 60, made a secret return to the ITV studio after tricking Nadia Sawalha and Jane Moore into thinking she was appearing via video from France, where she spent lockdown with her husband Mark Cassidy, 36. 

As Nadia, 56, and Jane, 58, discussed Friday’s topics after ‘losing’ Carol’s Internet connection, she suddenly appeared on set as she shouted: ‘I’m back!’

She’s back! Carol McGiffin left her Loose Women co-stars teary on Friday’s show as she surprised them live on-air 

Nadia was left screaming as she shouted: ‘No!’ while Jane was left both stunned and speechless by the big reveal.

Fellow panellist Kaye Adams, who was appearing via video from her home, was also left shocked by the surprise. 

Carol started laughing as she exclaimed: ‘I’m back! You don’t look very pleased to see me!’ 

A teary-eyed Nadia put her hand over her mouth as she admitted: ‘Oh my God Carol, I just want to give you a hug.’  

Surprise: The panellist, 60, made a secret return to the ITV studio after tricking Nadia Sawalha (pictured) and Jane Moore into thinking she was appearing via video from France, where she spent lockdown with her husband Mark Cassidy, 36

Surprise: The panellist, 60, made a secret return to the ITV studio after tricking Nadia Sawalha (pictured) and Jane Moore into thinking she was appearing via video from France, where she spent lockdown with her husband Mark Cassidy, 36 

Wait, WHAT?! As Nadia, 56, and Jane, 58, pictured, discussed Friday's topics, Carol suddenly appeared on set as she shouted: 'I'm back!'

Wait, WHAT?! As Nadia, 56, and Jane, 58, pictured, discussed Friday’s topics, Carol suddenly appeared on set as she shouted: ‘I’m back!’

With Jane adding: ‘I’m actually tearful, I’m actually tearful, oh my God what is going on? How, what? Where were you doing that in part one?’ 

At the start of the show, Carol had appeared via video with her co-stars thinking she was in France. She has appeared on the show during the coronavirus pandemic via video. 

Yet the presenter had actually secretly returned to the UK two weeks earlier and had isolated in preparation of her big surprise in the studio.

Carol admitted that she had travelled back to England due to ‘personal and private reasons’, although she added that she was getting ‘very down’

Shock! Nadia was left screaming as she shouted: 'No!' while Jane was left both stunned and speechless by the big reveal

Shock! Nadia was left screaming as she shouted: ‘No!’ while Jane was left both stunned and speechless by the big reveal

Tears: A teary-eyed Nadia put her hand over her mouth

Tears: She admitted: 'Oh my God Carol, I just want to give you a hug.'

Tears: A teary-eyed Nadia put her hand over her mouth as she admitted: ‘Oh my God Carol, I just want to give you a hug.’

Emotional: With Jane adding: 'I'm actually tearful, I'm actually, oh my God what is going on? How, what? Where were you doing that in part one?'

Emotional: With Jane adding: ‘I’m actually tearful, I’m actually, oh my God what is going on? How, what? Where were you doing that in part one?’

She said: ‘I’ve been back for two weeks now… I lied, I’m really sorry. It wasn’t my idea to keep it a surprise. I’m back for personal reasons , private reasons and also for my own reasons. I was getting very down.’

To which Nadia joked: ‘We were talking about doing an intervention at some point. I could see you were really struggling with it.’

With Carol sweetly adding: ‘I am so excited and so nervous about today and I kind of lost my voice, I’m so happy to be here.’

Loose Women viewers were left equally delighted and teary over Carol’s return as they took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

Shock! Fellow panellist Kaye Adams, who was appearing via video from her home, was also left shocked by the surprise

Shock! Fellow panellist Kaye Adams, who was appearing via video from her home, was also left shocked by the surprise

Sneaky: At the start of the show, Carol had appeared via video with her co-stars thinking she was in France. She has appeared on the show during the coronavirus pandemic via video

Sneaky: At the start of the show, Carol had appeared via video with her co-stars thinking she was in France. She has appeared on the show during the coronavirus pandemic via video

Clever! Yet the presenter had actually secretly returned to the UK two weeks earlier and had isolated in preparation of her big surprise in the studio

Clever! Yet the presenter had actually secretly returned to the UK two weeks earlier and had isolated in preparation of her big surprise in the studio 

One person said: ‘Lovely to see Carol back on #LooseWomen She’s the voice of reason!’ 

A different fan put: ‘Jane & Nadia were genuinely shocked to see carol walk into the studio there #LooseWomen #welcomebackcarol.’ 

Another follower commented: ‘I bet I’m not the only one with tears in their eyes at the sudden appearance of Carol McGiffin in the studio at #LooseWomen #StrangelyMoving.’ 

While a different account added: ‘Wow, what is actually happening? I’m actually emotional seeing Carol. That I did not see coming. Omg. I’m in tears. That was a surprise in itself. #LooseWomen.’ 

Loose Women continues on weekdays at 12:30pm on ITV.  

'Private reasons': Carol admitted that she had travelled back to England due to 'personal and private reasons', although she added that she was getting 'very down'

‘Private reasons’: Carol admitted that she had travelled back to England due to ‘personal and private reasons’, although she added that she was getting ‘very down’ 

Delighted: Loose Women viewers were left equally delighted and teary over Carol's return as they took to Twitter to share their thoughts

Delighted: Loose Women viewers were left equally delighted and teary over Carol’s return as they took to Twitter to share their thoughts 

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