Saira Khan hopes to be replaced by LGBT host on Loose Women

The media personality revealed her hopes to be replaced by a gay, transgender or non-binary person after five years on the ITV talk show

Saira Khan with her Loose Women co-stars
(Image credit: David M. Benett)


Loose Women’s Saira Khan has revealed her hopes that an LGBT individual will replace her as host on the popular daytime TV show. The British media personality announced her decision to leave the programme after five years on Sunday, telling her 90,000 Instagram followers, “I’d love my Loose Women seat to be given to either a gay, transgender or non binary person.” 

Khan believes that the addition of an LGBT panelist would “help the show be more reflective of the world we live in.” Khan, who celebrated her 50th birthday last year, went on to praise Loose Women for giving her a platform to “share, speak up and out.” She credited the show for helping her through difficult times and empowering her to make progress, writing, “I leave the show feeling I’ve dealt with the baggage and now can move forward to grow and enjoy new life opportunities.” 

While she may be giving up a spot on daytime TV, the former Apprentice star has no plans to retire any time soon. She revealed her plans to expand her vegan and organic skincare company, Saira Skin, and to “explore other media projects.” 

Khan also expressed that she isn't a fan of dramatic farewells, promising that she won't be on the show to watch any of her "best bits." "That's now how I want to say goodbye." 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

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