The award-winning daytime TV show Loose Women is heading to Manchester as it hits the road for the first time.

The Opera House will welcome panellists Denise Welch, Christine Lampard and Frankie Bridge in September with more names to be announced for an evening filled of laughter, hot topics, fun and surprises.

The Manchester date is one of 16 live shows which will form part of the UK tour.

Ben Hatton, Director of Theatre Touring for Cuffe and Taylor, said: “This is going to be a fantastic tour. Loose Women has been broadcast into millions of homes daily for more than 20 years and we’re thrilled to be able to bring the show to the viewers live and in-person, across 16 different venues, for the first time.”

Loose Women Editor Sally Shelford said: "We’re delighted the show is hitting the road for the first time with Loose Women Live! Having a live audience is such an important part of Loose Women and we can’t wait to be able to bring the show directly to our viewers in this way.”

Tickets for the Manchester date on Friday, September 8 go on sale at 10am on Friday from