Loose Women has been scrapped from the ITV schedule today to make way for the all-male version of the show, Loose Men.

This will be the fifth time the show has been replaced by an all-male panel after the female line-up handed over the reigns for the first time in the show’s 21-year history in 2020.

The change is in support of Loose Women’s Stand By Your Men campaign and highlights the importance of men opening up about their mental health and other issues that are important to men.

Friday’s line-up will consists of Vernon Kay, who will lead the panel as he's joined by Larry Lamb, Ade Adepitan and Olly Murs.

Vernon said: “It’s always exciting to host Loose Men and in general, it’s really important to talk about both men’s physical and mental health.

“This particular show will highlight how important it is for men to not succumb to the stigma of talking about body issues – let’s get rid of all that!”

Larry Lamb added: “I’ve enjoyed every moment of being a guest on Loose Women over the years and I think a show like Loose Men is very, very, very much needed.”