Saira Khan, a former panellist on the popular daytime chat show Loose Women, is suing Channel 4’s Celebrity SAS: Who Dares win after she was physically hurt on the show where celebrities are put through gruelling physical and mental tasks.
The injury has left her with lifelong physical scars, which bosses of the survival show kept quiet about as The Sun reports.
The TV host is also leaving the all-women chat show, Loose Women, after five years on the show saying that taking part in Celebrity SAS has “changed her life.”
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She said: “I left Loose Women and, interestingly, Andrea McLean left Loose Women after doing SAS. It changes your life. You realise you’ve got to cut through the s**t and start living.”
“I didn’t want to go back to the same s**t, getting the same results, so I changed my life.”
Although she could not give much detail about her injuries due to the ongoing legal situation she did say: “I was left with life-long scars, physical ones. That’s very hard to cope with.
“I am a very fit individual and to go onto a show and then have experienced what I did, I was in real shock. The show was great in supporting, but it’s gone beyond that. It’s gone onto something a bit bigger than that.”
Despite the injuries Saira has mixed feelings about taking part in the show that has injured her for life, saying:
“I kind of look back on that experience partly kicking myself. Thinking why did I have to do to prove myself because I’ve now caused myself something for life.”
“I’ve never felt successful in my life, ever. Doing SAS, I knew I was strong but I felt strong. I proved to myself that I don’t need to prove myself.”
“For me this show will always be really special because it was deeply personal. I think for the first time ever in my life I was really proud of myself. That’s quite a hard thing to say for me, but I really was.”
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins will continue Sunday, August 4th on Channel 4 at 9 pm.
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