Loose Women’s Saira Khan is expecting death threats over her skimpy Dancing On Ice costumes
SAIRA Khan has revealed that she is expecting to receive death threats over her skimpy outfits when she competes on Dancing On Ice in January, but doesn’t seem phased.
During a recent interview, the outspoken Loose Women star opened up about the constant judgement she gets for her cultural and religious backgrounds and how she isn’t going to let it effect her time on the show.
Saira Khan will appear in the next series of Dancing On IceGetty Images – Getty
The 48-year-old told the Mirror: “I think it’s very easy for people to criticise.
“Look, I am of Asian descent, I have cultural barriers, I have religious barriers and I‘m just saying, ‘Rip all that up and go and express yourself and be yourself.’
“All my life, I’ve been told, ‘You can’t do that because you can’t wear that, you can’t say that because you’re a woman, you can’t do that because you’re a girl.’ It’s hard, it’s not easy and there are people to cut you down all the time.
“But I’m just there to say, ‘I’m going to do it, so up yours.’”
Saira Khan posted the first group photo to Instagram in OctoberInstagram
She later went on to explain past instances where she had been threatened for her outfit choices.
She revealed: “I’ve had death threats. Because I wore a bikini on holiday, I’ve had a death threat.”
But, she hasn’t let the nasty comments phase her as she admitted that the comments have only made her want to dress in more revealing clothing.
However, she does admit that it’s only comments like that coming from individuals, as the majority of the muslim community have been very supportive of her career so far.
Saira Khan is known for her outspoken views on Loose WomenRex Features
Talking about her wardrobe for her upcoming stint on Dancing On Ice, a show that is notoriously known for its’ skimpy lycra outfits and tights, Saira admits that even her family have questioned her on wearing the costumes.
She said: “My mum’s already said, ‘How revealing are they going to be?’ and I think that’s just to protect me and I just say, ‘If all you’re worried about is a piece of cloth that I’m wearing, then I’m really sorry, that’s not where I come from.’
Saira Khan was the fifth celebrity to sign up to Dancing On Ice
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However, for Saira she sees the competition as an opportunity to break down barriers and express herself.
She says that she loves the competition for the transformation, the hair, the makeup and the outfits and is especially proud to represent the Asian community when she appears on the show in January.
Saira is set to take part in Dancing On Ice alongside other celebrities including Gemma Collins, Wes Nelson, Brian McFadden, Ryan Sidebottom, Jane Danson, James Jordan, Melody Thornton, Didi “Frenchi” Conn, Saara Aalto, Richard Blackwood and Mark Little.
Dancing On Ice 2019 will air on January 6 at 6PM.
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