Saira Khan, star of Loose Women, says her “very violent father” helped her prepare for SAS Who Dares Wins.
SAIRA KHAN has discussed how her childhood helped her prepare for SAS: Who Dares Wins.
Last week, Saira Khan, a former panelist on Loose Women, made her debut on the endurance show Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins. Due to her rough childhood, the actress has admitted she was one of the “strongest mentally” heading into the competition.
The TV host has spoken up about growing up with a “very aggressive father.”
“I think I was definitely one of the strongest mentally,” she explained.
“I was going in with real-world experience.
“I went through a lot of trauma as a kid.”
Saira went on to describe her childhood experiences in further detail.
She said, “I had a very aggressive father who I loved dearly, but he put us through physical and mental torture.”
“I’d say I was one of the mentally fittest people there.
“I believe the question was, ‘What do you fear?’ And the funny thing is, I’m not afraid of anything.
“I am actually fairly brave, so that aspect didn’t bother me either.
“I am not terrified of someone shouting obscenities in my face 24 hours a day.”
Saira is one of 11 celebrities competing in the challenge show.
People like Ore Oduba, Ulrika Jonsson, and Jake Quickenden are pushed to their limits on the show.
This isn’t the first time Saira has spoken openly about her upbringing.
In an article for the Mirror in 2018, the presenter talked about how her father was abusive to her.
In the honest post, she detailed growing up in a home where “discipline reigned supreme.”
“I was able to revisit some of those horrible situations and recall how I felt as a nine-year-old with the help of some recent therapy,” Saira added.
“However, returning to a point in your life when you felt helpless, terrified, confused, distressed, and outraged at what was going on was painful and difficult.
“And why would someone I cared about seek to damage my feelings?
“I feel bad about writing about my father’s rage because I feel like I’m betraying him and disappointing him.
“However, while I loved my father, I had to admit that what he did was terrible, and there are no justifications for violence towards children, whether physical or mental.”
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