Loose Women has announced their first ever all-male panel to celebrate International Men’s Day on Thursday.
Marvin Humes will host the one-off special with Ronan Keating, Iain Stirling and Roman Kemp all on the panel.
While the foursome will interview Hollywood superstar Matthew McConaughey during the first ever all-male panel episode in the show’s 21-year history.
First time ever! Loose Women has announced their first ever all-male panel to celebrate International Men’s Day on Thursday (Loose Men host Marvin Humes pictured in 2019)
As well as coinciding with International Men’s Day, the special will also look at the ITV chatshow’s mental health campaigns Stand by Your Men and Lighten The Load.
The all-male panel will candidly share their own experiences and look at hard-hitting topics of the day.
Talking about the news, host Marvin, 35, said: ‘With everything going on in the world right now there’s never been a more important time for men to be open and honest about their mental health.
‘I’m looking forward to anchoring the first ever Loose Men and raising awareness of the importance of men opening up like women do.’
Amazing: Marvin Humes will host the one-off special with Ronan Keating, left, Iain Stirling, right, and Roman Kemp all on the panel
Panel! Roman Kemp will also be sitting on the male panel in the special one-off episode (pictured in March)
Love Island narrator, Iain, 32, added: ‘We know that men typically find it harder to discuss their anxieties, especially with other blokes. I’m looking forward to changing the conversation and can’t wait to join the other Loose Men.
‘Hopefully we can inspire any men watching to talk about their feelings too and not keep things bottled up. Also a huge thank you to everyone at Loose Women for allowing us to use their platform for this very worthwhile cause!’
Irish singer Ronan, 43, said: ‘I’ve long been a big fan of the Loose ladies, so it’s an honour to become a Loose Man for the day.
‘I’m looking forward to joining Marvin, Iain and Roman and delving into all the topics, as well as tackling those important issues us blokes often shy away from talking about. It’s going to be a great show!’
Hollywood guest! While the foursome will interview Hollywood superstar Matthew McConaughey during the first ever all-male panel episode in the show’s 21-year history
While radio presenter Roman, 27, added: ‘When Loose Women asked me to join their first all-male panel, I jumped at the chance. The ladies have left us very big shoes to fill, but we’ll do them proud.
‘I can’t wait to enjoy some classic Loose laughs and shine a light on the importance of us guys opening up about mental health.’
Talking about the decision, Loose Women editor, Sally Shelford, said: ‘We’ve had several men join us as honorary Loose Men over the years, but this is the first time we’ve handed over the entire show to the guys – and it’s for a very important reason.
Regulars: Loose Women regulars Stacey Solomon, left, and Andrea McLean, right, will temporarily be replaced for the day
‘Our Stand By Your Men campaign, which is part of our award-winning mental health campaign Lighten The Load, has been raising awareness about how vital it is that men talk as openly about their struggles as we do on Loose Women.
‘International Men’s Day is the perfect opportunity to bring that message to the forefront and our Loose Men Marvin, Iain, Roman and Ronan are just the panel to do it.
‘They’ll also be joined by Hollywood legend Matthew McConaughey, in what’s set to be a show like no other.’
Loose Men airs on Thursday 19 November at 12:30pm on ITV.
Important: As well as coinciding with International Men’s Day, the special will also look at the ITV chatshow’s mental health campaigns Stand by Your Men and Lighten The Load (Iain pictured in 2019)