'Loose Women' is set to get a panel shake-up.

Andrea McLean

Andrea McLean

Bosses of the lunchtime debate show are keen to push the programme to ever greater success and believe the only way to do so is by ditching and replacing some of the panellists.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "There are lots of exciting surprises in the pipeline for September. It will be back bigger and better than ever to build on current success."

Producers are remaining tight-lipped on who will be dropped over the next coming months but it's believed Ruth Langsford and Andrea McLean will remain as the show's main hosts.

Coleen Nolan, Sherrie Hewson, Janet Street Porter and Nadia Sawalha are also thought to be safe from the chop, while Judy Finnigan, who is rarely on it anyway, has been axed.

Katie Price and Vicky Pattison - who were brought in as panellists earlier this year - have proved a huge hit with viewers over the past seven months and are reportedly being lined-up to make a return for a few episodes in the autumn - depending on their work schedules.

Meanwhile, Myleene Klass and Rebecca Adlington, who have made a few appearances, aren't scheduled for more dates.

The show's shake-up comes following the departure of Martin Frizell as the new editor Sally Shelford is determined to make the programme "less newsy and more fun."