Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati joins Loose Women panel

The actress will share her feelings on her appointment to the team during today's edition


Outgoing Coronation Street actress Shobna Gualti is to join the panel of ITV’s Loose Women.


Gulati, who recently completed filming on the ITV soap, said today: “I’m delighted to be joining the Loose Women team. It’s a show I have watched and loved for years.” 

Sharon Powers, Loose Women’s executive producer, added: “We’re thrilled that Shobna will become a Loose Woman – she is a very exciting addition to the team.”  

Viewers will get to see Gulati sharing her feelings with panellists Carol Vorderman, Lisa Maxwell, Carol McGiffin and Sherrie Hewson when she phones for a chat on today’s show (ITV, 12.30pm).

The actress is widely tipped to leave her role as Sunita Alahan in mid-March as part of a storyline that sees a fire hit the Rovers Return. When the 46-year-old announced her departure from Corrie back in October 2012, she commented:


“I have loved playing Sunita but, having played the role originally from 2001 to 2005 and then returning to Corrie four years ago, I really feel the time has come for me to focus on other aspects of my career.”