Fans have been shocked to discover that Coleen Nolan has pulled out of all of her media appearances and has now decided to take a backseat with her career. Over the past few weeks, she has received numerous death threats after having an on-screen spat with TV personality, Kim Woodburn.
The pair appeared in Celebrity Big Brother together last year in which they had a few clashes, but Kim’s appearance on the lunchtime show was set up by producers to rekindle some sort of friendship; which turned out to be very much the opposite.
Kim was filmed storming off the set and called Coleen a piece of ‘trash’ as she exited.
Coleen speaks out
“I didn’t want to do the reunion. It was the producers who said she wanted to make peace.” Coleen told The Mirror in an interview. “I agreed because I was happy to draw a line under past differences.
“From the moment she arrived, it was clear Kim didn’t want to make up. Now I wish I could go back in time and not do it. It was ugly, upsetting and unpleasant for everyone. Kim even had a go at [fellow Loose Women panellist] Linda Robson, who is one of the nicest women I know. She hates me for a reason I will never understand.”
An insider source confirmed that Coleen is still “very upset” over the events and has decided to take a break from it all and spend quality time with her loved ones.
On a recent interview on This Morning, she discussed that she had received verbal abuse from trolls who claimed she had been ‘bullying’ Woodburn. Over 23,000 signatures have formed a petition to get Coleen fired from her Loose Women position.
However, Coleen has since claimed that if she could turn back time and undo the events, she would. She stated: “Anyone that knows me knows I’m not a bully. That would be the most hurtful thing people could call me.”
“If I could go back in time I would change the whole thing because it was never meant to be like that. I honestly, genuinely thought that it was… she was coming on to make amends, that’s what I was told that was going to happen. And then we were going to have a laugh about it and make amends. So it was like, let’s put it to bed, let’s have a laugh about it, let’s make amends. And it didn’t go that way, obviously, from the moment she came out.”
“I’m so sorry. I didn’t think I was going to cry. It’s just that, I don’t know what I did wrong. I didn’t say anything. I said about two things in that interview because I know what she’s like and I just thought, she needs help really. And I feel terribly sorry for her. So I’m not going to say anything.
“Sometimes it’s hard because I’ve never called her names or anything and she’s called me every name under the sun – in print and on that show. And that’s fine, I can deal with that. But to be called a bully and then to have messages going, ‘Why can’t you die like your sister?’ ‘Why can’t you get cancer like your sister?’ I’ve had a week of it.
And in 50-odd years of doing a job I absolutely love, really love, and it’s all I know how to do, now there’s a campaign to get me fired. And they talk about me being a bully or a horrible bully and then they send me these revolting, revolting things And to the point where I phoned my management and said to my kids, I cancelled everything last week after it and I said, ‘I don’t want to do it anymore.’”
It has been confirmed Coleen will be taking a ‘break’ from her professional career
Coleen’s management team confirmed on her personal Twitter account that she wouldn’t be appearing in future episodes of the lunchtime show: “Just to let everyone know – Coleen won’t be on @loosewomen on Thursday she’s decided to go home & spend time with her family instead.” it read.
“She didn’t expect to cry on @thismorning and she’s still very upset about everything that’s happened & thanks you for your kind messages & support.”
Likewise, Coleen was also set to appear on a BBC radio interview with Carla Greene, however, the presenter also broke the news of Coleen’s absence via her Twitter account: “Sadly Coleen has pulled out of BBC local radio interviews today. But don’t worry you can still hear my chat with Strictly Dancer @Robinwindsor ahead of his shows in the county in November!”
Coleen’s management team have also come forward to pass on their thanks and support for the star since the incident occurred: “So sorry we can’t reply to all the DMs and emails of support – please accept our apologies there are too many to answer each one – just know Coleen is thankful for everyone who has taken the time to write kind words to her.”
A new solo singing career is on the cards…
Coleen was already reportedly set to step back from Loose Women in the upcoming months, due to the fact that she is going to pursue a brand-new solo career.
“Obviously, I’ll have to take a break from Loose Women.” she told Woman’s Own. “I can’t be a regular on it because I will be in Scotland, Wales, way down south, it will be impossible to be on the show two or three times a week.”
Despite being away, she states that she still expects to be on the panel in a whole new format: “Hopefully I can pop back when I’m near enough, or when we can do live link-ups…” she said.
In an interview with The Mirror, she added: “The tour is a step to being independent for the first time in my life, and not being the baby.”