Loose Women panelists are accused of 'glorying alcohol' after admitting they would struggle to be in a relationship with someone who doesn't drink
- Various studies have shown that couples tend to have related drinking habits
- Loose Women panelists discussed whether they could stay with a sober partner
- Jane Moore, Christine Lampard and Rochelle Humes said they would struggle
- Nadia Sawalha says it's 'not easy' that her husband Mark Adderley is sober
Hosts Jane Moore, Christine Lampard and Rochelle Humes all admitted that ditching booze would have a profound effect on their relationships, while Nadia Sawalha confessed it's 'not easy' that her husband Mark Adderley is 15-years sober.
This comes after reports that we tend to pick mates with the same gene variant linked to drinking habits.
Viewers raged over the chat, with one insisting they were 'disgusted' with the presenters 'glorying alcohol' while another slammed the group for feeding a 'stigma' that those who don't drink are 'boring'.
Hosts Jane Moore (far right) , Christine Lampard (far left) and Rochelle Humes (right) all admitted that ditching booze would put them off their partners
Christine, 40, spoke of enjoying a glass of alcohol with her husband Frank, when their busy schedule allows it.
She said: 'We both equally get excited and we're on completely the same level.
'But if it was just me that wanted a glass of something and he didn't, that would really change our relationship.'
When quizzed by Nadia, 55, if she would have been 'put off' him if he were sober when they met, Christine replied: 'Yeah probably yes.'
Viewers raged over the chat, with one insisting they were 'disgusted' with the presenters 'glorying alcohol'
Nadia was then questioned by Jane, 57, after opening up about husband Mark's alcohol addiction.
'In my heart of hearts, there is a bit of putting up with it', said Nadia.
'It's not easy but the way that I see it is, it keeps him alive.
'But it doesn't mean that it's totally easy - if you've had a stressful day and you have those first few sips of wine. '
Rochelle, 30, who is married to Marvin Humes, chimed in: 'I don't know, I'd like to think it wouldn't really affect me.
Nadia Sawalha (pictured left) confessed it's 'not easy' that her husband Mark Adderley is 15-years sober
Jane admitted that she probably wouldn't have gone out with husband Gary if he didn't drink when they met
'But I think I would find it hard. I'm not a big drinker by any means - but when I'm out and I'm drinking I do like that little bit of a release.
'So if he couldn't I think I would be very aware that I was and probably feel a little bit guilty.'
After admitting that Jane likes to indulge in a few drinks while on holiday with her husband Gary, she said: 'I don't think I could.
'It would be different if I was already in love with someone and they had to give it up for medical reasons, I would be sympathetic.
'If I was out dating again and it was a choice of going out with them again, if they didn't drink I would probably back off.'
Viewers weren't happy with the discussion, with one stating they 'truly don't understand' the 'obsession' with alcohol.
Viewers weren't happy with the discussion, with one stating they 'truly don't understand' the 'obsession' with alcohol
One wrote: '2019 and there's still the stigma that just because you don't drink alcohol, you're boring or don't know how to relax.'
Another fumed: 'The conversation on Loose Women about drinking is quite frankly in my opinion dangerous, and highlights the exact problem this country has.
'As if they wouldn’t consider going out with someone who didn’t drink alcohol? WTF.'
'I truly don't understand the obsession with alcohol. I find it worrying that it seems like every presenter from This Morning to Loose Women seems so focused on booze.
'To not date a non drinker or to find them less attractive because they are teetotal is so weird,' raged another.
A fourth wrote: 'Disgusted how you’re glorifying drinking alcohol. It can cause epilepsy, depression, domestic violence. Shame on you!'
However some did agree with the panelist, with one man tweeting: 'How does it work if your partner drinks but doesn't like you to have a drink?'