‘I really made an impression!’ Linda Robson is left red-faced after FAILING to remember guest Luisa Bradshaw-White appeared on Birds Of A Feather
Linda Robson was left cringing with embarrassment after she failed to recognise former co-star Luisa Bradshaw-White during Thursday’s Loose Women.
The actress, 63, couldn’t remember appearing opposite the EastEnders star, 46, in two episodes of her sitcom Birds Of A Feather, leaving Luisa to joke she ‘really made an impression.’
Luckily Luisa took the mistake in good humour as she made her debut on the panel, after departing the soap late last year when her character Tina Carter was killed off.
Oh dear! Linda Robson (right) was left cringing with embarrassment after she failed to recognise former co-star Luisa Bradshaw-White (left) during Thursday’s Loose Women
At the start of the show, it was revealed that Luisa and Linda had starred in two episodes of Birds Of A Feather together as well as one of the specials.
But it seemed Linda didn’t remember their collaboration, confessing: ‘I’m so sorry, I don’t remember.’
Bosses then played a clip of the classic sitcom showing the pair on screen together, with Luisa’s character visibly pregnant during the scenes.
Linda was quickly apologetic about forgetting her, saying: ‘I’m really sorry Luisa, apparently you were in two episodes weren’t you?’
‘I really made an impression!’: The EastEnders star, 46, had appeared in two episodes of Linda’s sitcom Birds Of A Feather but the Loose Women panelist couldn’t recall her at all
Luisa added: ‘I did the Christmas special as well yeah’ before joking to Linda: ‘I made a real impression on you, didn’t I?’
Picking up on the awkward exchange, host Kaye Adams said: ‘I tell you what, you actors are a fickle bunch aren’t you!’ while a cringing Linda and Luisa managed to laugh it off.
Luisa was a guest on Loose Women after her character Tina was dramatically killed off on EastEnders by abusive Gray Atkins, after learning he killed his wife Chantelle.
Since appearing on the soap she competed on All Star Musicals alongside stars such as actress Jessica Hynes, Judge Robert Rinder and political editor Robert Peston.
Throwback: The panel even watched a scene from the sitcom starring Linda and Luisa, who was playing a pregnant character
Old role: Despite seeing herself and Luisa (pictured) in action, Linda was still none the wiser
Luisa performed a rendition of This Is Me from The Greatest Showman for the star-studded show back in March.
Birds Of A Feather started in 1989 on BBC1 and ran for nine years. It was later revived in 2014 on ITV by its original writers and creators Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
The sitcom followed the lives of two sisters – Sharon [Pauline Quicke] and Tracey [Linda]- who move in together after their husbands are jailed for armed robbery.
The show also featured actress Lesley Joseph who played the sisters’ man-eating neighbour Dorien Green.
Swiftly moving on: Linda managed to brush off the awkward moment, with Luisa also laughing about it on Loose Women
Killed off: Luisa’s EastEnders character Tina Carter (pictured) was brutally murdered by Gray Atkins in December
Linda recently denied ever having a feud with Pauline, saying rumours of a falling out are a ‘load of old codswallop’ and her co-star, 61, only missed the show’s Christmas special as she was working on other things.
Back in February, it was reported that Pauline is no longer on amicable terms with Linda after she was involved in a tense face-off with fellow TV star Lesley, 75, outside TV studio toilets.
But speaking to The Sun Paula said: ‘Take no notice of what you’ve heard about me and Pauline falling out. It’s a load of old codswallop.
‘Pauline just chose not to do Birds Of A Feather. She wants to concentrate on her acting academy, that’s that. We’ve known each other since we were ten. We’re friends. Will Pauline return to the show? I don’t know.’
Back in the day: Lesley, Linda and Pauline shot to fame in 1989 when Birds Of A Feather began on BBC1 (pictured 2015)