Linda Robson strikes back, claiming she “fell out” with Pauline Quirke

Linda Robson has brought up reports in which she “fell out” with her Birds of a Feather co-star Pauline Quirke.

The Loose Women star insisted that rumors of a rift between them were “a load of old cod.”

Reportedly, a number of ranks were behind the decision for Pauline not to participate in the show’s 2020 Christmas special.

Linda broached rumors of a rift between herself and Pauline (Photo Credit: Terry Scott / /

What did Linda Robson say?

The star told The sun on Sunday: “Don’t pay attention to what you’ve heard about me and Pauline. It’s a load of old Codswallop.

Read more: Birds of a Feather star Linda Robson breaks her silence on Pauline Quirke’s departure

“Pauline just decided not to do Birds of a Feather. She wants to focus on her acting academy, that’s it. We’ve known each other since we were ten. We are friends. Will Pauline return to the show? I dont know.

Pauline Quirke in Birds in a Feather
Pauline did not take part in the Christmas special (Photo credit: ITV / YouTube)

“I only know that the Christmas offer was very well received. ITV was very, very pleased. “

It came after reports reported that “real and tense problems” were the reason Pauline did not attend the 30th anniversary special and later the 2020 Christmas special.

In February, sources claimed Linda didn’t think she would “ever speak again”.

The insider said The sun: “It’s a sad ending to one of the most lovable and beloved friendships on television. Linda doesn’t think they’ll ever speak again.”

Linda Robson
Linda called the Rift rumors “a load of old codswallop” (Photo Credit: Andy Barnes /

Linda breaks the silence at Pauline’s departure

Meanwhile, earlier this year, Linda was talking about Pauline’s departure from the show.

She said the cast and audience must “respect” that it was Pauline’s “choice” to leave.

In addition, Linda added that express that Pauline wanted to “concentrate” on her acting academies.

Linda, who plays Tracey Stubbs on the show, said, “Obviously people miss Pauline, but we have to respect that it was her choice to stop doing it. She wants to concentrate on her academy. “

Birds of a feather
The Christmas special “Birds of a Feather” did not include Sharon (Photo credit: ITV)

Pauline has played Sharon Theodopolopodous on the show since 1989.

Read more: Linda Robson admits Pauline Quirke is nervous and concerned about the performance

During last year’s Christmas special, Sharon was hooked up with screenwriters who revealed she was “stuck on a COVID cruise.”

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