Saira Khan calls on other Loose Women panelists to quit

Saira Khan has encouraged her former Loose Women co-hosts to resign

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Saira Khan has called on her former Loose Women panelists to quit the show after she announced her own resignation on Monday. 

The 50-year-old columnist, who has said she'd like to be replaced by an LGBT host, believes her fellow presenters need to "renew and refresh." Speaking with New magazine, Khan revealed, "I actually think there are other women on that show who have had their time." 

Although she did not aim her comments at any one host, she believes the show needs a change-up to stay interesting. "To keep that show fresh and relevant you have to look around and you know when your time is up."

The ex-Apprentice star publicly said goodbye to the show in an Instagram post this week, admitting that she "needed to grow in other ways." 

Known for her outspoken nature and uplifting attitude, Khan had been a regular on Loose Women since 2015. As well as sharing personal anecdotes and controversial opinions, she had also been candid about being sexually abused as a child. 

She used her platform to break the stigma of discussing the issue and to encourage other survivors to seek help for their recovery. "I want people to break the silence. I want people to know it's okay to talk," she explained in 2016. 

Khan now plans to focus on other projects, including her vegan and organic skincare line, 'Saira Skin'. 

Emma Dooney
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