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“On a day like that we reflect, and I remembered what it was like in the north. I thought, hang on a minute, that’s not my memory, and put my penn’orth in. It was a devastating time for the whole nation and I remember back then thinking ‘this has hit everyone’. It was a knock-on effect, it was every job around them.

If the workman is working everybody is rich, but he wasn’t.

“When Carol Mc Giffin left it didn’t feel the same,” says Mc Donald. It’s got a new flavour now and quite rightly so.”Mc Donald is keen to emphasise that the decision to leave was hers, prompted by her passion for singing. “I had started planning the tour and album and Loose Women saw my list of 40 dates. I’d never given it up, but TV had taken over and I didn’t want to look back later and regret not having done more with my voice.

ITV have been fantastic and I still have a good relationship with them, but I probably won’t be back on Loose Women,” says the 51-year-old, who celebrated her birthday yesterday.

While Preston rose to fame in The Ordinary Boys, famous for their single Boys Will Be Boys, the singer gained notoriety after he fell for Chantelle Houghton in the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2006.

The pair got married months after the series ended, but true love died in June 2007 when the couple announced their separation, divorcing in November the same year.

It’s not that Mc Donald is reticent about current affairs; during her ten-year reign as one of ITV’s Loose Women from 2004 to January this year, everything was up for grabs with Mc Donald and her fellow feisty female panellists Carol Mc Giffin, Coleen Nolan, Denise Welch, Sherrie Hewson and crew. However, with recent ratings plunging to 700,000 there is talk of axing presenters and revamps, with Liza Maxwell quitting last week and Carol Vorderman’s bandage dresses reported to be on a shoogly peg. We were all very feisty and damaged in some way – you have to have credentials to be a Loose Woman.

We were really good friends and used to go out socialising after the show,” she says. I love them all and had the best ten years on that show, but over the last few it’s been having a transformation.

I think I'm going to do the next 30 years sober.I’m on the fence on this one.” Not a place where you’ll often find Mc Donald, who has never been shy about giving her opinion, but she does it with warmth and a laugh, plenty of “By ‘ecks” and “you what, love? “When I was on Loose Women I never thought you have to keep it light. It sounds daft, but I forgot that there were cameras there because I got very heated in discussions.”Mc Donald’s tough-mindedness was forged in the crucible of her close-knit family.“Mine is a real working class background and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for that.Last year, Sam appeared on Celebrity First Dates, but has since found love with model Emily, who he began dating last summer.By ‘eck you’re really hitting me with them today,” says Jane Mc Donald, when I ask her how she might vote in the independence referendum if her family had never left Scotland for Wakefield.

I think I'm going to do the next 30 years sober.

I’m on the fence on this one.” Not a place where you’ll often find Mc Donald, who has never been shy about giving her opinion, but she does it with warmth and a laugh, plenty of “By ‘ecks” and “you what, love? “When I was on Loose Women I never thought you have to keep it light. It sounds daft, but I forgot that there were cameras there because I got very heated in discussions.”Mc Donald’s tough-mindedness was forged in the crucible of her close-knit family.

“Mine is a real working class background and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for that.

Last year, Sam appeared on Celebrity First Dates, but has since found love with model Emily, who he began dating last summer.

By ‘eck you’re really hitting me with them today,” says Jane Mc Donald, when I ask her how she might vote in the independence referendum if her family had never left Scotland for Wakefield.

But I played that badly, so I got up and sang instead. I was travelling the world, with a brilliant orchestra, costumes.