Loose Women star Linda Robson has revealed her mother “turned on” her former Birds of a Feather co-star Pauline Quirke.
Linda made the admission to today’s Loose Women (June 3), which included a live performance by Wet Wet Wet frontman Marti Pellow.
Before her arrival in the studio, Linda and the girls got down to work to put the world back in order.
Of course, Linda and Pauline’s friendship has come under intense scrutiny lately.
And it wasn’t long before Pauline stepped into the conversation.
Linda Robson was on the Loose Women panel today (ITV)
What did Linda say about Loose Women today?
Linda opened up about her memories of sitting down to watch the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, no doubt motivated by the fact that former EastEnders star Luisa Bradshaw-White was on the panel.
Loose Women’s favorite Linda admitted to sitting down to watch Emmerdale with her family and said her mother is a huge fan of the show.
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Until Pauline Quirke appeared there, it seems.
Pauline appeared on the ITV soap opera for two years starting in 2010, playing Hazel Rhodes – Jackson Walsh’s rude mother.
Of course, Emmerdale fans will know that she and Aaron Dingle helped her son die after being crippled in an accident.
Hazel left the village soon after.
Linda opened up about Pauline’s role in Emmerdale (ITV)
So what did Linda say about Pauline?
Linda admitted that her mother had “turned on” Pauline during her time on the show.
She revealed: “There was a time when Pauline Quirke was in it [Emmerdale] and she played a really mean character and she [Linda’s mum] turned against Pauline!
“She said, ‘Oh, I never knew she was like that!'”
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Linda admitted that she was standing up for her old friend, however.
She said, “I’m going, ‘Mom, this is soap! It’s not real, honestly.
“[Pauline] played the part so well that she believed it.
Birds of a Feather has now reportedly been deleted (ITV)
So why did Pauline leave Birds of a Feather?
Pauline was absent for the series’ 30th anniversary special and the Christmas 2020 episode.
It was recently reported that, because she was reluctant to return, ITV had deleted the series.
However, reports of a feud are far from the reality, Linda insisted.
She said, “Pauline just chose not to do Birds of a Feather. She wants to focus on her drama academy, that’s all.
“We have known each other since the age of 10. We are friends.
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