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Saira Khan hints she’s been inundated with work offers since quitting Loose Women

She announcement that she was departing the popular ITV show on Saturday, after five years on the panel.

And, Saira Khan, 50, has hinted that she’s been inundated with work offers since quitting Loose Women as she told fans she’s focusing on ‘other media projects.’

The former The Apprentice contestant took to her Instagram on Monday and gave her followers the update during a Live workout, where she enthused about ‘new adventures’ 

Next! Saira Khan, 50, has hinted that she’s been inundated with work offers since quitting Loose Women as she told fans she’s focusing on ‘other media projects’

She said: ‘It was time to go after five years on Loose Women… And you know when you just know it’s the right time to take that plunge and focus on other things… looking for new adventures.

‘You just have to do it, you can’t think ahead “what if, what, maybe?” Believe in yourself, believe in your ability, believe in your own karma you created.’

The fitness fanatic also urged her fans to be real, adding: ‘Be honest, be authentic, you have to take your time. I’ve done five years on Loose Women – I had a great time but it is time to move on.’

Saira explained that she decided to leave the show after spending time with her family during lockdown and reflecting on her life at 50. 

New adventures: 'Now I want to focus on pursuing other media projects, running my skincare business, Saira Skin, and developing my love for wellness' said the TV personality

New adventures: ‘Now I want to focus on pursuing other media projects, running my skincare business, Saira Skin, and developing my love for wellness’ said the TV personality

Departing wishes: Her update came after she revealed that she wants to be replace on Loose Women by 'a gay, transgender or non binary person' after quitting the show (Pictured in 2018)

Departing wishes: Her update came after she revealed that she wants to be replace on Loose Women by ‘a gay, transgender or non binary person’ after quitting the show (Pictured in 2018)

She continued: ‘All those things have really come together, you have to jump and make things happen. 

‘It was a difficult decision, but when you feel there is nothing left to share on a show that is all about sharing, it’s time to bow out.

‘I think I’ve shown everyone I’m an opinionated, strong woman, but now I want to focus on pursuing other media projects, running my skincare business, Saira Skin, and developing my love for wellness.

‘Others too have found that Covid has given them the kick they needed to quit jobs that don’t bring them satisfaction, and to try something new.’     

Announcement: The personality initially made the announcement that she was departing the popular ITV show on Saturday, after five years on the panel. (Pictured in 2015)

Announcement: The personality initially made the announcement that she was departing the popular ITV show on Saturday, after five years on the panel. (Pictured in 2015)

Her update came after Saira revealed that she wants to be replace on Loose Women by ‘a gay, transgender or non-binary person’ after quitting the show.

The TV personality initially made the announcement that she was departing the popular ITV show on Saturday, after five years on the panel.

And in a post shared on Instagram on Sunday, she spoke more about her decision to move on, as well as her hope for how it would shape the show in the future.

Sharing a snap of herself on a magazine cover, she wrote: ‘Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do… 

Elaborate: She took to Instagram on Sunday morning to elaborate on her reasons for quitting

 Elaborate: She took to Instagram on Sunday morning to elaborate on her reasons for quitting

‘So throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover. Mark Twain

‘So for me change comes at the beginning of 2021 by leaving a familiar seat on @loosewomen . It wasn’t an easy decision, but one that I needed to make in order to grow myself in other ways. 

‘I came to the show a troubled soul and I will eternally be grateful for the platform @loosewomen gave me to share, speak up and out.

‘I will miss the great women who have become my very close friends. I feel honoured and privileged to have sat alongside them and learnt from them. 

Way back when: The presenter joined the hit ITV show in 2015 (pictured)

Way back when: The presenter joined the hit ITV show in 2015 (pictured)

‘I leave the show feeling I’ve dealt with the baggage and now can enjoy moving forward to grow and enjoy new life opportunities, which includes growing my skincare business @sairaskinuk and exploring other Media projects.

‘I’d love my @loosewomen seat to be given to either a gay, transgender or non binary person – that will help the show to be more reflective of the world we live in. That’s what I would do if I was in charge.

‘I don’t like formal goodbyes, so I won’t be on the show to look back at my ‘best bits’. That’s not how I want to say goodbye…

‘@loosewomen it was an honour and a privilege to be part of this iconic show of strong, talented, feisty, honest, opinionated , caring, loving women. Thanks for the opportunities and everlasting friendship and memories. 

Fame: Prior to this she had finished as a runner-up on the first series of The Apprentice in 2005 (pictured)

Fame: Prior to this she had finished as a runner-up on the first series of The Apprentice in 2005 (pictured) 

Family:  Saira lives in Oxford with her husband Steve Hyde, they share two children Zac, 12, and Amara, nine, who they adopted from Pakistan in 201

Family: Saira lives in Oxford with her husband Steve Hyde, they share two children Zac, 12, and Amara, nine, who they adopted from Pakistan in 2011

‘Thank you to the amazing audience who have watched and supported me, and now follow me here. You have given me so much love and self confidence, more than you will ever know.’

She concluded: ‘Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You’ve helped shape me, to become the woman I want to be, moving forward. Thank you.’   

The presenter joined the hit ITV show in 2015, prior to this she had finished as a runner-up on the first series of The Apprentice in 2005. 

Saira lives in Oxford with her husband Steve Hyde, they share two children Zac, 12, and Amara, nine, who they adopted from Pakistan in 2011. 


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