Stacey was on today’s episode (Picture: ITV)
Loose Women viewers were left scratching their heads as Stacey Solomon featured on today’s show despite being on maternity leave.
The mum-of-three is currently pregnant with her fourth child and announced her break from the ITV programme earlier this month, stating she was looking forward to some time off.
However, Stacey appeared alongside Jane Moore, Janet Street-Porter and Kaye Adams on Tuesday lunchtime and discussed everything from putting aside savings for a pension to sleeping through the night.
Confused fans flooded Twitter as they wondered why Stacey was back on television screens, however it appears the episode was pre-recorded.
‘Huh? I thought Stacey was in maternity leave?’ asked one.
‘Loose Women looks pre-recorded today,’ added another.
Stacey went on maternity earlier this month (Picture: ITV)
Stacey’s final live appearance on Loose Women took place on Friday, August 6 with her fellow co-stars throwing her a baby shower, complete with cupcakes, presents and an inflatable unicorn.
When asked by Kaye Adams how she feels about her pregnancy, Stacey said that she feels ‘really grateful’, adding that she ‘can’t wait to be in that bubble again’ after she gives birth.
‘I’ll probably come back after Christmas I reckon,’ she added. ‘I’ve never had like a proper maternity leave.’
Linda Robson then insisted that Stacey should appear on Loose Women with her baby girl before her official return, to which Stacey promised that she would.
Metro.co.uk has contacted ITV for comment.
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.