Judi Love described the “emotional” experience of taking part in the first all-black panel on loose women

Judi Love described the "emotional" experience of taking part in the first all-black panel on loose women

The 40-year-old comedian starred alongside Charlene White, Brenda Edwards and Kelle Bryan when the ITV show made history with four black women last year. The four women also appeared together on the show again earlier this month.

Love, one of the comedians to be part of the new Sky series Dating: No Filter, in which famous faces comment as they watch hopeful singles on a first date, said she was overwhelmed by the feedback she received .

Speaking to the PA news agency, she said, “Being part of the story of representing four black women, these amazingly talented women, was such an emotional event.

“I was so emotional because with the fact that this was such a big deal in 2020, I realized how different it was and how much it wasn’t done, and then I thought of many other women of color who were in the conversation in front of me and they missed things because it wasn’t seen as something viewers would see or because it just wasn’t even thought about because of demographics.

“I’ve had a lot of tweets and messages from people who sent me pictures of their little girls and said, ‘Thanks, now my daughter or son has someone to look at and think they can.'”

“I don’t think people realize how much it affects someone’s dreams, or how they feel able, when they don’t see someone who looks like they do, and whether that’s your ethnicity, if That’s your height, whether that’s your cultural background, whether that’s your disability, whether that’s your sexuality, it really makes a difference in someone’s life. “

Love said she is also confident that viewers will take something positive away from her new dating show, where people at home may be able to identify mistakes they may make on dates.

She said, “I definitely think I felt like I learned myself.

“With people, you can always see a bit of yourself, depending on what you see or who you see. Hopefully some people will realize that this dating game is a lot different from what they assume.

“Sometimes you see people and think, ‘Oh, you would be good for my boyfriend,’ you want to join someone and it doesn’t work and you think, ‘Why not? What happened?’

“When you see this data, say, ‘Right, that’s exactly what happened. ‘

“One thing that struck me is, ‘Gosh, some people don’t have a chat.

“It’s a basic requirement. (They ask) just, ‘How old are you? Where do you live?’ That’s it!

“There’s no real depth to the question.”

“It’s a lack of life experience, it’s possibly a lack of dating, it’s a lack of actually knowing what you want.

“If you knew what you want, you would study certain questions to see what you value in relationships. What qualities are you looking for? But if you don’t know yourself, you don’t even know how to ask these questions. “

Dating No Filter, which will also feature comedians like Joel Dommett, Daisy May Cooper and Susan Wokoma, launches on February 25 on Sky One and NOW TV.

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