In the clip, which was reshared by a fan on TikTok, the presenter got into a debate with her co-hosts Jane Moore, Linda Robson and Christine Lampard about the UK’s fixation with the Royals.
‘I don’t get why we’re so obsessed’: Stacey Solomon has divided users on social media after a video of her slating the Royal Family on Loose Women in 2018 resurfaced and went viral
She explained: ‘I’m probably gonna be of the opinion of nobody else in the entire world but I just don’t get it [the Royal Family]. I don’t get any of it.’
Gesturing to the rest of the Loose Women panel, she continued: ‘Like, it could be us four sitting there.’
Jane then chimed in: ‘For me, they’re becoming celebrities.’ To which, Stacey quickly replied: ‘That’s all they are.’
‘The Queen is brilliant,’ defended Jane. ‘But for what?’ questioned Stacey. ‘For duty, responsibility,’ the journalist argued.
Normal people? Stacey questioned the significance of the Royal Family and claimed it could be her and her fellow Loose Women panelists sat on the throne instead (pictured in 2020)
‘She’s always worked really hard hasn’t she,’ added Linda.
‘But I would work really hard if the whole country paid for me to have like 12 houses and work really hard,’ Stacey hit back.
‘They don’t pay for all the houses, Jane said. ‘We contribute about £39m a year. It costs £300m a year to run the Royal Family.
‘But I’m with you. After the Queen, I’d have them all on bicycles and living in a terraced house. But I love the Queen, I think she’s fantastic,’ she added.
‘The Queen is brilliant’: The panelist got into a debate with her co-hosts Jane Moore, Linda Robson and Christine Lampard about the UK’s fixation with the Royals.
Stacey then emphasised how the money spent on the Royal Family could be re-directed for more philanthropic purposes, such as homelessness.
She said: ‘It’s freezing cold outside and people are homeless and these people [the Royals] have like houses to spare.
‘It does sometimes become a little bit frustrating because I don’t see the purpose of all of that money going to this one entire family.’
‘People are homeless and these people have houses to spare’: Stacey emphasised the money spent on the Royals could be better used elsewhere (pictured in 2018)
After the clip was re-shared on Friday, many fans were quick to flood social media with their appall for the statement.
One wrote: ‘On Stacey Solomon criticising the Royal family…. it is a far more complicated argument than what is presented. But at least it opens the door to a proper debate on them…. which is needed…’
Another added: ‘I used to like Stacey Solomon, but not anymore after what she has said about the most loved Royal Family in the world. Coming from a Finn – you Brits don’t know how lucky & blessed you are! If Conservatives are the only party left defending the Royals, then they have my vote!’
An impassioned fan also commented: ‘The Royals do lots for charity, so spouting about homeless people and spare houses doesn’t mean the royal family don’t ‘have a point’. They were here way before ‘celebrities’ and that whole culture.’
‘The irony of Stacey Solomon asking what the point of the Royal Family is…’ a fan tweeted.
‘Stacey Solomon complaining about the Royal Family and using the homeless argument, when she earns a lot of money and spent £1.2m on a house recently. Out of touch springs to mind…’
She said what? After the clip was re-shared on Friday, many fans were quick to flood social media with their appall for the statement
A furious viewer also penned: ‘Definitely disagree with Stacey Solomon. We’re all entitled to our own opinion but when it’s based on ignorance and a total lack of understanding of what the Royal family are and do, she’s way off the mark…
‘I disagree with Stacey Solomon I like that we have a royal family! If we abolish them who’s in charge? Boris?? Please can we not give the tories any more power.’
However some were quick to laud Stacey for her ‘impassioned’ statement.
One wrote: ‘Every day I fall a lil more in love with Stacey Solomon. The way she speaks up about how unnecessary the royal family are is incredibly brave! Plus she’s absolutely right,’ wrote one user.
‘Stacey Solomon is going to lead the revolution and I’m going to be right behind her,’ added another.
A third posted: ‘Ngl wasn’t expecting Stacey Solomon to make a solid and impassioned critique of the monarchy – but I’m here for it anyway.’
‘I’m right behind her’: However some were quick to laud Stacey for her ‘impassioned’ statement
One added: ‘Just need a lie down to process the fact that Stacey Solomon and Jedward are the most progressive thinkers in modern Britain today.’
It comes after Stacey had drama of her own when her husband-to-be, Joe Swash, accidentally revealed the date of their wedding on Loose Women on Wednesday.
Stacey told him: ‘You wouldn’t know the date even if you were allowed to say’. To which Joe said: ‘The date is the last Sunday in July.’
Furious, Stacey said: ‘Oh my god, why did I bring you here? Fantastic. Good stuff.’
The couple have been busy planning their wedding, which will take place at their new £1.2million home Pickle Cottage after Joe proposed on Christmas Eve.
Speaking about their ceremony earlier this week, Stacey told OK! Magazine: ‘It will just be me, Joe, my family and the rabbi in the garden at this rate. No food, no disco, nothing. So I’ve not sorted out my wedding and I’ve not sorted out this house.’
Oops! It comes after Stacey had drama of her own when her husband-to-be, Joe Swash, accidentally revealed the date of their wedding on Loose Women on Wednesday