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Loose Women fans baffled by Cliff Richard’s outfit as he sips wine during chat

Loose Women viewers were left scratching their heads on Monday as music legend Sir Cliff Richard appeared on the ITV daytime show.

The 80-year-old musician chatted to Andrea McLean, Brenda Edwards, Saira Khan and Gloria Hunniford about his successful five decade career via a video link but viewers were distracted by the singer's wardrobe choice.

For his latest television appearance, Cliff donned a red, white and black checked shirt with a white vest over the top.

Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "Did Cliff forget to put his vest on under his shirt and just thought f**k it?"

Another added: "Poor old Cliff putting his vest over his shirt."

A third person said: "Someone needs to tell Cliff Richard that his white semmit (vest) goes underneath his shirt. He looks ridiculous, especially with a poppy on it."

During the interview, Sir Cliff took a sip of some wine and joked: "A rosé a day keeps the virus away" in reference to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

He told the panel that his days of stripping off for calendar shoots are behind him and admitted that he always felt "sensual" when he performed on stage to his millions of fans.

Cliff has been close pals with Loose Women's Gloria, also 80, for 50 years and the Summer Holiday hitmaker recently praised the TV star for helping him after he was falsely accused of historical sex crimes.

The singer compared his approach to his ordeal with how Gloria dealt with the loss of her daughter Caron to cancer, describing it as something he has to live with but will never get over.

Cliff was exonerated of all charges made by an anonymous accuser in 2014 and then won a High Court case against the BBC in 2018 over its coverage of a police raid on his home.

He previously told Belfast Telegraph: "Gloria Hunniford had come to support me in court, and afterwards she told me that she had been surprised by my muted response.

"'I thought you'd get up and go "Yeah!" like you do when you win a tennis match!' she told me. I shook my head. 'Gloria,' I said, 'all that I felt was extreme relief.'

In his new autobiography, Cliff revealed that he also turned to Gloria – whose daughter Caron was 41 when she died from breast cancer in 2004 – when he himself had a loved one suffering from the disease in 2015.

"Normally, parents die before their children, of course, but every now and then, life's regular patterns break down. I saw how difficult it was for Gloria Hunniford when she lost her beloved daughter, Caron Keating, also to cancer.

"It took Glo a long time to deal with it. I remember when she said, 'I'll get past it. But I'll never get over it.' When Linzi was diagnosed with cancer, I witnessed what a mother goes through again as I saw Joan's anguish.

"Glo, being Glo, called Joan. I don't know what she said, but my sister found her words wise and comforting, and told me that it was wonderful to talk to someone who knew exactly what she was going through and exactly what she was feeling. Joan and I will always be grateful to Glo for helping Joan 'get past' her own loss."

Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV at 12.30pm

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