Stacey Solomon is returning to 'Loose Women' - despite rumours that she had quit for good.

Stacey Solomon will be back on Loose Women

Stacey Solomon will be back on Loose Women

The 34-year-old star began serving as a panellist on the ITV1 lunchtime chat show in 2016 but even though she has not been seen on the series since December 2022, it has now been confirmed that she will be back at some point.

An ITV spokesperson told The Mirror: "These claims are not true. We are looking forward to welcoming Stacey back onto the show soon."

Stacey has made more than 350 appearances on the panel since starting as a regular on the show, but just nine of those were in 2022.

The news comes shortly after insiders claimed that the former 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' winner - who welcomed baby Belle in February with husband Joe Swash but also has Rex, four, and two-year-old Rose with him - had outgrown her role on the panel and wanted to focus on her other shows like 'Sort Your Life Out' for rival broadcaster BBC One.

The source told Woman's Own: "She's outgrown the show. It's no longer right for Stacey. 'Loose Women' takes up a lot of her time. If she were to leave, it would free her time up a little, especially if she has to be away for longer periods of time with her own shows."

Shortly after her last appearance on the panel, Stacey - who also has sons Zach, 15, and 10-year-old Leighton from previous relationships - hinted that she wanted to return to 'Loose Women' as she gushed about the opportunities that had come her way since finding fame on 'The X Factor' in 2009.

Speaking on ITV's 'Lorraine', she said: "I'm just grateful to be on there. When I was on 'X Factor' 14 years ago... I never even thought I'd be on a show like this never mind have opportunities like 'Sort Your Life Out' and 'Loose Women'.

"So every time I get to do something like that I'm genuinely like 'thank goodness, this is amazing!'. You've just got to keep enjoying it because you never know when it'll be gone and when those things aren't going to be there.