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Loose Women stars are accused of failing to socially distance

Loose Women’s Jane Moore confuses viewers after claiming the hosts are sharing a dressing room ‘at a distance’ following show’s return

  • On Wednesday’s show, Jane confused viewers when she claimed the studio are sharing a dressing room ‘at a distance’ amid the COVID-19 crisis   
  • The show is back on-screens after a six week break and both cast and crew insisted social distancing was in full effect 
  • The ladies were discussing their lockdown, when Jane revealed: ‘We’re sharing a dressing room today aren’t we… at a distance obviously’ 
  • Viewers were left confused by the remark as they questioned whether the panellists were ‘socially distancing’  
  • A spokesperson for Loose Women told MailOnline: ‘All social distancing requirements are strictly adhered to in the production of Loose Women’

Loose Women star Jane Moore left viewers confused on Wednesday after she revealed that the hosts in the studio are sharing a dressing room ‘at a distance’.

The comment sparked a flurry of tweets from viewers who were left concerned that the presenters were not adhering to social distancing guidelines.

However, a spokesperson for Loose Women told MailOnline: ‘All social distancing requirements are strictly adhered to in the production of Loose Women. 

Reaction: Loose Women star Jane Moore left viewers confused on Wednesday after she revealed that the hosts in the studio are sharing a dressing room ‘at a distance’ 

They added: ‘Two panellists use a large wardrobe space to get changed separately in and top up make up at staggered times across the morning. 

‘The third panellist uses a different space and cleaning regimes are undertaken throughout the day to keep all areas sanitised.’

On Wednesday afternoon, Jane confused audiences when she said that the stars in the studio are sharing a dressing room.

The show is back on-screens after a six week break and while both cast and crew insisted social distancing was in full effect, many mistook Jane’s dressing room reveal as a gaffe which revealed the behind-the-scenes truth. 

Concern: The comment sparked a flurry of tweets from viewers who were left concerned that the presenters were not adhering to social distancing guidelines

Concern: The comment sparked a flurry of tweets from viewers who were left concerned that the presenters were not adhering to social distancing guidelines 

Following the response from viewers, a source told MailOnline: ‘ITV Daytime couldn’t be more stringent about health and safety across all of their shows and particularly at this time. 

‘The room Jane mentioned on the show today is not a normal sized dressing room but a big area that comes with the huge Saturday Night Takeaway studio Loose Women is filming in at the moment and its only two of the women that use it on any one day at different times. 

‘The whole reason they moved to this different studio space is to limit footfall and ensure everyone is safe both on and off screen.’

The ladies were discussing their lockdown, as Jane revealed she had been knitting before she spoke about their backstage set-up: ‘We’re sharing a dressing room today aren’t we… at a distance obviously.’ 

Shocker: The ladies were discussing their lockdown, when Jane revealed she had been knitting before making her reveal about their backstage set-up: 'We're sharing a dressing room today aren't we... at a distance obviously'

Shocker: The ladies were discussing their lockdown, when Jane revealed she had been knitting before making her reveal about their backstage set-up: ‘We’re sharing a dressing room today aren’t we… at a distance obviously’

Viewers took to the microblogging site in their droves to pen: ‘We’re sharing a dressing room…obviously socially distancing. Oops Jane, f**ked up there didn’t you. I’m pretty sure a studio that size has more than 2 dressing rooms… 

‘Sharing a dressing room, at a distance’ Just as I thought, socially distancing for the cameras… It’s funny that the #LooseWomen are slagging off this Professor… 

‘Who admittedly has done wrong, when 10 minutes ago Jane and Linda said they’re sharing a dressing room…. Sharing a dressing room but breathing the same air Woozy face #LooseWomen… Sharing a dressing room’. 

The episode comes after it was revealed that ITV has furloughed around 800 staff due to the coronavirus crisis, despite receiving its highest audience share in the first quarter in 11 years. 

Rules: A spokesperson for Loose Women told MailOnline: 'All social distancing requirements are strictly adhered to in the production of Loose Women'

Rules: A spokesperson for Loose Women told MailOnline: ‘All social distancing requirements are strictly adhered to in the production of Loose Women’

The broadcaster has pressed paused on most of its productions due to lockdowns worldwide, with around 15 per cent of its UK workforce – mostly within its production arm – now placed on furlough.

But the group has resumed some programmes this week, with Loose Women now back on screens after a six-week break and the first of the Isolation Stories dramas airing on ITV.

It has also resumed production in some international markets, announcing that filming will begin again on The Chase and The Voice in Australia and The Chase in Germany.

They added: 'Two panellists use a large wardrobe space to get changed separately in and top up make up at staggered times across the morning'

They added: ‘Two panellists use a large wardrobe space to get changed separately in and top up make up at staggered times across the morning’

ITV added it was finalising details with others in the industry on how to return to production and is in talks with the Government on the plans. 

It is also planning a phased approach to office re-entry in consultation with external medical advisers for when the lockdown is eased.

It comes as the broadcaster confirmed last month it had seen its best performing first quarter in terms of audience share since 2009, Prolific London reported.

It said ITV1 received an 18 per cent share of overall viewing in the first three months of 2020, its best annual first quarter in more than a decade.

The spokesperson also said: 'The third panellist uses a different space and cleaning regimes are undertaken throughout the day to keep all areas sanitised'

The spokesperson also said: ‘The third panellist uses a different space and cleaning regimes are undertaken throughout the day to keep all areas sanitised’

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