Sherrie flees Loose Women after spat with Denise

Sherrie flees Loose Women after spat with Denise
Sherrie flees Loose Women after spat with Denise (Image credit: UK Press/PA Photos)

Loose Women star Sherrie Hewson was rushed to hospital with a nosebleed after an on-air row with fellow panellist Denise Welch. Former Coronation Street actress Sherrie argued with Waterloo Road star Denise during a debate on exposing scars to people. And when the daytime ITV1 show returned from a commercial break, Sherrie was missing from the panel. The show's presenter Andrea McClean informed viewers that Sherrie had to leave because of a sudden illness and show bosses denied it was because of the row. Sherrie's agent later confirmed that she had left the studio because of a severe nose bleed. The pair clashed when Denise declared: "I have been known to show my Caesarian scar if people are interested - but only because I'm proud of it," prompting Sherrie to snap: "No one cares about your scar." Denise angrily replied: "I wouldn't show you my scar if you begged me, so shut up. It's nothing to do with you," and Sherrie answered: "I don't want to see it, keep it down there.” Sherrie was mocked again when host Andrea laughed after she revealed that her brother had pushed her into a wall as a child. Hurt Sherrie asked: "What’s funny about that?" But bosses said that Sherrie's sudden exit had nothing to do with either exchange. They said: "The presenters get quite heated sometimes, but it was nothing to do with that at all. "Sherrie will return after her previously arranged holiday on April 14."

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.