Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards recalls returning to her accounting job during the pandemic


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loose women star Brenda Edwards shared why she returned to work as an accountant twice in the middle of her chest cancer battle and the Covid pandemic.

For Brenda, revisiting her life as accounts payable manager was twice a saving grace after revealing she was never too ‘proud’ to return to her job the day before.

The daytime presenter first came to prominence in the second series of X factor in 2005 and returned to work in accounts during her battle with breast cancer in 2016, as well as during the pandemic.

Revealing she had a “mortgage to pay like everyone else,” the 53-year-old told Hayley Palmer on her Saturday night show, she had been “very successful” in her former career.

Speaking to the host, she said: ‘I’ve been an accounts payable manager for 25 years, very successfully, and I’ll go back and do it again if my career…’

Interrupting, the startled presenter asked, “Would you?”

She said she would return to her old career if she had to (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)

To which Brenda explained, “Yes, I did. I did it during the pandemic and I did it when I was going through breast cancer because I needed to work.

A panelist on Loose Women since 2019, the star went on to say, “Yeah, I’m not proud. I have a mortgage to pay like everyone else.

Speaking about his former career, the broadcaster shared the ins and outs of the role of an account manager: “It just takes a bit of common sense.

Brenda with Hayley Palmer.
The panelist spoke candidly with Hayley on her Saturday night show (Picture: Spotlight TV)

“An accounts payable manager, basically, if we’re staying at a hotel for example, you have a nice hotel, but you have to pay for the facilities, the utilities, the people delivering this and that.

“It was my job to pay and keep them under control and I was very good at it, yes, and I’ll come back to that tomorrow.”

“It’s like riding a bike, you never forget.”

The singer also recalled a time when she collapsed during a Hairspray performance after learning of her stage three breast cancer diagnosis.

Free of the disease for six years this year, the singer shared how she and her co-stars cried while performing I Know Where I’ve Been.

Saturday Night With Hayley Palmer airs weekly at 9 p.m. on Spotlight TV.

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