I believe Coleen was rehearsing for a stage play she’s appearing in, but did contribute via video link, according to the reports I’ve read.
But no idea where Linda, Gloria and JSP were. (Linda on longer term leave, but Gloria and JSP very much current. Holidays perhaps).
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You only had to watch the episode to see that Coleen was indeed rehearsing in Manchester, she did a live video link by mobile.
Gloria had sent in a video message from her villa (with Cliff no doubt) and JSP was referenced as being on holiday in Scotland, but as mentioned above, it had been "lost".
Linda hasn't been referenced for yonks so clearly not regarded as a current loosie?
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