SAIRA Khan has revealed she was bullied by a ‘household name’ in the work place – but refused to name the perpetrator, leaving those watching at home very frustrated.
The Loose Women presenter opened up her ordeal as the group discussed the latest on Hollywood director Harvey Weinstein, who has been hit with claims he sexually harassed a number of colleagues for nearly three decades.
The 47-year-old revealed that a well-known female presenter made her life miserable and claimed she continues to get away with that sort of behaviour.
But despite condemning the wall of secrecy surrounding the director, Saira didn’t reveal who it was – leaving those watching at home furious.
She said: “It’s not just men who are responsible for bullying. I have had celebrity women bully me in the work place and it is completely unacceptable.
“There was on particular incident, I can’t name the person, before she even came into the studio she told everybody not to make any eye contact with her.
“And you were thinking how is this allowed to happen?”
She continued: “This was a household name. It was my first experience ever with this presenter and she ridiculed me and patronised me and said ‘your dad would have been really proud’.
“You know you’re so shocked but what really annoyed me is that presenter has been allowed to that for that years and nobody bats an eyelid in this industry. It’s got to change.”
Following the revelation, those watching at home took to Twitter to encourage Saira to speak out in order to help others.
One person wrote: “Talking about people staying silent then the next breath Saira wont “name names” Why? Shame them. #LooseWomen.”
While another commented: “@IamSairaKhan #LooseWomen don’t get it. Name and shame them. You’re part of the problem of that person now. Well done 👏🏿”
And someone else wrote: “#LooseWomen name and shame the bully xx”
Saira rose to fame after being a runner-up on the first UK series of The Apprentice in 2005.
She has appeared on numerous shows since the including Ready Steady Cook and Countdown.