Saira Khan has claimed her sudden exit from Free Girls got here all the way down to ITV bosses attempting to make her be part of OnlyFans.
Nevertheless, a spokesperson for Free Girls advised MailOnline: ‘We strongly refute all of those claims. Obligation of care is of paramount significance for all of our panellists. Saira left the Free Girls panel nearly two years in the past and we want her properly.’
It comes after the previous panellist, 52, advised The Mirror: ‘The straw that broke the camel’s again was when one of many younger producers was despatched operating after me to ask whether or not I’d be ready to open an OnlyFans account.’
Surprising: Saira Khan has claimed her sudden exit from Free Girls got here all the way down to ITV bosses attempting to make her be part of OnlyFans
Saira defined: ‘To say I used to be shocked was an understatement. I may see she herself was mortified to ask me. I replied, ‘You are asking an Asian lady who has a husband and children and comes from a Muslim household to open an OnlyFans account?
‘It is simply in your social media you’ve got been posting photographs in your underwear and we thought if you happen to may go undercover to see the sort of response you get from males, it could make a terrific story.
‘There after which, I knew my time was up on the present. I felt humiliated, indignant, disillusioned and like fodder.’
Saira claimed she loves TV presenting however knew she may now not work in a ‘poisonous’ setting for the sake of her personal psychological well being.
A supply completely advised MailOnline: ‘Saira exchanged many heat textual content and whatsapp messages thanking manufacturing members for being so supportive while engaged on the programme, so the notion of ‘producers not supporting’ doesnt ring true.
‘The thread of the messages from Saira to Free Girls manufacturing – and there are many them – thank them for the wealth of help she acquired when engaged on the present which ‘she is going to always remember’ and for ongoing ‘kindness.’ This does really feel at odds with the claims made right now.’
Exit: The previous panellist, 52, additionally advised how she was requested to have a mould fabricated from her vagina for a Physique Tales marketing campaign
ITV have come below hearth over the psychological well being of staff after a sequence of high-profile suicides, together with that of former Love Island host Caroline Flack aged 40.
The TV character additionally advised how she was requested to have a mould fabricated from her vagina for a Physique Tales marketing campaign.
The previous panellist beforehand revealed there have been sure ladies on the present’s panel that she ‘simply needed to tolerate’ as a way to ‘do the job’.
Following her departure Saira blocked Nadia Sawalha, Kaye Adams and Jane Moore from viewing her Instagram posts.
Whereas it had initially been believed that the trio of panellists had unfollowed their former co-star, the supply advised MailOnline all three had been unceremoniously blocked.
However Saira remains to be following different well-known faces from the chat present, together with Stacey Solomon, Brenda Edwards and Ruth Langsford.
Likewise, the ex-Apprentice star has not deleted Free Girls’s Linda Robson, Coleen Nolan, Denise Welch, Kelle Bryan and Judi Love from her Instagram.
Not mates: Among the Free Girls stars pictured (Judi Love, Nadia Sawalha, Kaye Adams and Stacey Solomon) each Nadia and Kaye have been blocked by Saira
Talking in a brand new interview, the Superstar SAS: Who Dares Wins star confessed she ‘would not be mates in actual life’ with all of her co-stars and added that the coveted TV job ‘grew to become poisonous’.
Talking to The Mirror, Saira defined when requested why she left the present: ‘Firstly, I would outgrown the programme. There have been some ladies that I simply thought, ‘I’ve obtained to simply tolerate you to do the job and in actual life you would not be my buddy.’
‘They’d say the identical about me,’ she added, persevering with: ‘Plus, I shared quite a bit about myself on that present – my abuse, adoption, organized marriage and lots of relationship stuff. You aren’t getting lots of thanks for that.’
Requested about whether or not she considers her departure the best determination, Saira went on: ‘Sure. Whenever you flip as much as a job the place your coronary heart’s not in it, the one factor you are able to do is make a change […] if you’re there discussing a topic with your folks in a really harmless approach, the quantity of trolling you get on-line is horrendous. It simply turns into poisonous for girls.’
The straight-talking star added that she now not felt her time on the present was empowering due to the abuse she endured on-line.
She stated her state of affairs on the present was very snug with an excellent wardrobe, mates and cash, however the toxicity grew and trolling obtained an excessive amount of to deal with for her.
On the time of her departure in January 2021, Saira appeared to take a thinly-veiled swipe at Free Girls.
The TV character shared a cryptic put up that stated: ‘They wanna see you do good however by no means higher than them,’ whereas additionally stating that she will not ‘restrict’ herself to fulfill others.
Happier occasions: The TV character introduced she was quitting the present after 5 years earlier this month, attributable to ‘reassessing her priorities’ (pictured 2019 with the panel)