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Coleen Nolan speaks out on infamous feud with Kim Woodburn: 'She's just a cleaning lady!'

Coleen Nolan has spoken out about her infamous feud with Kim Woodburn credit:Bang Showbiz
Coleen Nolan has spoken out about her infamous feud with Kim Woodburn credit:Bang Showbiz

Coleen Nolan almost ended her career over her infamous feud with Kim Woodburn.

The 59-year-old star, best known as a panellist on 'Loose Women', appeared on 'Celebrity Big Brother' alongside Kim, 81, in 2017 in which she was accused of "bullying" by the former cleaner.

Kim was then invited onto the ITV1 lunchtime chat show to clear the air but ended up storming off after a row, and when Coleen arrived in Sunderland on Thursday (21.03.24) for the latest stop on her 'Naked' tour, she claimed during a question and answer section with the audience she had warned producers that things would not pan out well.

She said: "It was exactly how I thought it was going to be and I told them that's what she was gonna do but no one listened to me.

"And then I can honestly say it was the worst time of my life. I very nearly threw the towel in and thought I couldn't do it anymore.

"And then I thought...'I'm not going to let Kim Woodburn finish my career...she's a f****** cleaning lady!'"

The former 'Dancing on Ice' contestant – who shot to fame alongside her sisters as a member of the Nolans in the 1980s – is currently touring the country for the first time as a solo artist and opened her set with 'Out Here On My Own' from 'Fame'.

Joined by two backing singers and a band which included her ex-husband Ray Fensome on guitar, Coleen then worked her way through classics including 'I'm So Excited' and a medley of her greatest hits from the Nolans, including 'Gotta Pull Myself Together' and 'Chemistry'.

The TV star slowed the tone down to dedicate the Faith Hill ballad 'There You'll Be' to her late sister Bernie, who died in 2013 following a battle with breast cancer, before paying tribute to the girl bands who followed her own heyday with a medley of hits originally performed by the Spice Girls, Girls Aloud and Little Mix.

Coleen's support act was her son Shane – who she has with first husband Shane Richie – and at one point the mother-and-son duo performed classic disco track 'You To Me Are Everthing' together before she performed ballads like 'All I Ask' by Adele, 'Somewhere' from 'West Side Story' and 'This Is Me' from 'The Greatest Showman', in a nod to her presenting

work on TV charity cancer special 'The Real Full Monty''.

Coleen closed the show with the Nolans' biggest hit 'I'm in the Mood for Dancing'.

Setlist

'Out Here On My Own'

'Man! I Feel Like A Woman'

'I'm So Excited'

'There You'll Be'

'Attention To Me/Chemistry/Gotta Pull Myself Together/'Who's Gonna Rock You?'

'You To Me Are Everthing'

'All I Ask'

'Stop'/'Love Machine'/Shout Out To My Ex'/'C'est La Vie'

'This Is Me'

'I Will Survive'

'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'

'Somewhere'

'I'm In The Mood For Dancing'