Loose Women’s Saira Khan slams TV job & says she’s ‘notfriends with co-stars

SAIRA Khan has opened up about her time on Loose Women saying she’s ‘absolutely notbest friends with some of the people she once shared the screen with.

The 51-year-old quit the ITV lunchtime stalwart in January after six years and has claimed thatTV became too toxic” per lei.

Saira Khan, 51, has discussed her time on Loose Women and said she's not friends with all of her former co-stars. Pictured alongside Gloria Hunniford (R) nel 2019

Saira Khan, 51, has discussed her time on Loose Women and said she’s not friends with all of her former co-stars. Pictured alongside Gloria Hunniford (R) nel 2019Credito: Caratteristiche di Rex

Parlando con Platinum magazine, lei disse: “TV became too toxic. We are paid to be feisty as that’s what makes good telly. I left on my terms.

People think you’re best friends with everybody on Loose Women. You’re absolutely not! You have to just tolerate [some people] because you’ve got to get the job done.

This whole thing about leaving a group or unfollowing somebody, it’s such a big drama. It’s like ‘Guys, Datti una calmata!'”

A gennaio, Saira announced she quit the ITV daytime show so that she couldfocus on what’s important”.

She said that 'TV became too toxic' for her. Pictured with (L-R) Coleen Nolan, Denise Welch and Janet Street-Porter

She said that ‘TV became too toxic’ per lei. Pictured with (L-R) Coleen Nolan, Denise Welch and Janet Street-PorterCredito: Rex
Saira has launched her own skincare line Saira Skin and regularly discusses body image on social media

Saira has launched her own skincare line Saira Skin and regularly discusses body image on social mediaCredito: sairakhan/Instagram

The decision came shortly after Andrea McLean broke down in tears as she announced her own departure from the programme in November.

The TV star joined the panel in 2015, after shooting to fame on The Apprentice.

Writing in her column for Lo specchio, Saira explained that she wanted toassess her prioritiesin the new year.

The mum-of-two admitted that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic was a factor in her decision, as she’s realised what isreally important”.

Saira said: “It’d certainly made me assess my priorities, values and how I want to move forward with my life.So I start this new year by saying goodbye to Donne sciolte.

“After five years of being a regular panellist, I’ve decided to give up my seat to another woman who will benefit from the platform as I did.”

The presenter went on to admit that while it was adifficult decisionshe felt that she hadnothing left to shareon the programme.

Saira Khan admits she ‘toleratessome of her Loose Women co-stars and won’t stay in touch with them all