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Viewers slam 'weird' decision to axe Loose Women on International Women's Day

Loose Women fans have hit out at ITV's "weird" decision to cancel the show on International Women's Day.

The popular daytime programme has been shifted to allow coverage of the Government's Budget announcement.

Fans noted on Twitter the show was being moved on the day marked to celebrate women.

Louisa Thomas said in a post on the site that she was "certainly not happy" about the Budget taking priority.

She added: "@loosewomen cancelled because of the bloody budget as well as being on International Women's Day."

Mark Williams posted: "International women's day and they take @loosewomen off bit weird init?"

Stephen Leng wrote: "It's #InternationalWomensDay and Loose Women isn't on", while Natalie Boyd added: "I'd rather watch @loosewomen than the budget."

However, another fan said the show being cancelled is "not an outrage", adding: "Women not having access to sanitary products is. Priorities."

Host Ruth Langsford announced the news to groans from the audience on Tuesday's programme.

She said: "Just to remind you we're not here tomorrow because of an ITV News Budget special.

"I'm sorry, but the good news is we are back on Thursday and Gok Wan will be here."

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