Loose Women fans baffled as Stacey Solomon returns to show a week after going on maternity leave
LOOSE Women fans were left baffled today as pregnant Stacey Solomon returned to the show – just days after the star announced she would be offscreen until 2022.
The 31-year-old, who is about to give birth to baby number four, made a shock appearance on the show on Tuesday afternoon.
One confused fan tweeted: “Huh? I thought Stacey was in maternity leave?”
Another asked: “What happened to Stacey’s maternity leave?”
A third added: “I just thought the same thing – unless this show is pre-recorded but it doesn’t make sense!”
Last week the star told her Loose Women co-panellists: “I will probably come back after Christmas, I reckon. I’ve never had a proper maternity leave.”
But she returned to screens today talking about house moves, pensions and things that keep her up at night.
The lack of current affairs, often a mainstay for the ITV daytime show, made many suspect the show has been pre-recorded.
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Last week the cast, including Kaye Adams, Linda Robson and Nadia Sawalha, threw a baby shower for Stacey.
She said: “I’m just so excited. I’m so glad we had the chance to have another baby so I can’t wait.
“I feel like this will probably be the last time that we do it, do you know what I mean? So I just want to enjoy it.
“Well, not every moment because I know I’ll be ringing Nadia in tears at some point. I feel really grateful.”
The TV presenter shared her happy news with fans in June, alongside a picture with her three sons and fiance Joe Swash – and a scan of the new arrival.
She revealed they had been trying “for a long time” and shared a letter, which stated she had suffered miscarriages.
Alongside the stunning family snap, wrote: “We are growing another pickle. We’ve never felt so grateful… I have no words.
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