Saira Khan says she had to 'tolerate' some 'Loose Women' co-stars

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Saira Khan left the 'Loose Women' panel earlier this month. (PA)
Saira Khan left the 'Loose Women' panel earlier this month. (PA)

Saira Khan has said there are some members of the Loose Women panel she doesn't miss after making her exit.

Earlier this month, the presenter stepped down from the show. While she is friends with some of her former co-stars, she's explained there are others she "tolerated to do the job".

Speaking to Scott McGlynn on his Celebrity Skin Talk show, Khan said: "You make friends with some people, you tolerate some people, and some people you just have to do a job with."

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"I'm not going to go into the nitty gritty there now. But there are some friends, some people I will be close to because we share, because get each other. And there are some I really don't miss at all who I was just like, ‘I just have to tolerate you to do the job’.

Kelle Bryan, Kaye Adams, Stacey Solomon, Judi Love, Andrea McLean, Coleen Nolan, Brenda Edwards, Linda Robson, Nadia Sawalha, Denise Welch and Saira Khan (left to right) during the National Television Awards at London's O2 Arena. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kelle Bryan, Kaye Adams, Stacey Solomon, Judi Love, Andrea McLean, Coleen Nolan, Brenda Edwards, Linda Robson, Nadia Sawalha, Denise Welch and Saira Khan (left to right) during the National Television Awards at London's O2 Arena. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)

Khan, 50, added: "You can't pretend everyone will be your best friend."

She went on to praise the show for making bigger steps in terms of diversity with newsreader Charlene White recently being made a permanent panel member.

However, she has said that LGBTQ representation is needed in the mix.

Saira Khan seen arriving at Proud Embankment to watch Denise Van Outen in Cabaret Allstars. (Photo by Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Saira Khan seen arriving at Proud Embankment to watch Denise Van Outen in Cabaret Allstars. (Photo by Brett Cove/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

In a post to Instagram she said she wanted her seat "given to either a gay, transgender or non-binary person” to “help the show to be more reflective of the world we live in”.

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Khan shared she was focusing on pursuing “other life experiences”, including running her skincare business.

Her departure follows Andrea McLean, who quit the daytime programme in December after 13 years.

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