'Celebrity SAS': Saira Khan denies taking legal action after reality show injury

Saira Khan stars in the new series of 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins'. (Channel 4)
Saira Khan stars in the new series of 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins'. (Channel 4)

Saira Khan has denied she is taking legal action against the makers of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins contestant after an injury on the show left her physically scarred.

The former Loose Women panellist is a contestant on the latest series of the Channel 4 reality show which puts celebrities through a gruelling military training regime as had said in an interview she has been left with "life-long physical scars" as a result.

But following reports she was suing production company Minnow Films Khan made a statement on Instagram declaring it to be "fake news".

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The 51-year-old former Apprentice contestant said: "This is NOT true. @minnowfilms and @channel4 have supported me fully before and after the show.

Saira Khan said she was left scarred after being injured on 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins'. (Channel 4)
Saira Khan said she was left scarred after being injured on 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins'. (Channel 4)

"When doing the press PR for the show, there were some legal matters I could not discuss, but that was not to be reported.

"This show is the BEST show I have ever taken part in and it is disappointing that my role in it is being overshadowed by FAKE NEWS.

"If I was in a legal battle or suing I wouldn’t be doing my case any favours by saying what a great time I had on it!"

Khan had said in an interview published in The Sun: "Unfortunately legally I can’t go into much detail about it because it’s still ongoing.

“I was left with life-long scars, physical ones. That’s very hard to cope with.

“I am a very fit individual and to go onto a show and then have experienced what I did, I was in real shock.”

Saira Khan denied she is taking legal action over her appearance on 'Celebrity SAS' and had 'the best time' on the show. (Channel 4)
Saira Khan denied she is taking legal action over her appearance on 'Celebrity SAS' and had 'the best time' on the show. (Channel 4)

The latest series of Celebrity SAS features former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona, Strictly Come Dancing pro Ore Aduba, X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, Olympic rower James Cracknell and TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson.

Also taking part in the upcoming series are reality TV star Vicky Pattison, X Factor contestant Jake Quickenden, ex Love Islander Wes Nelson, footballer Kieron Dyer, Welsh Paralympic athlete Aled Davies and BMX champion Shanaze Reade.

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It is the last series of SAS: Who Dares Wins to feature ex-Royal Marine Ant Middleton, who has now joined the Australian version of the show.

Saira Khan is among the contestants on the new series of 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins'. (Channel 4)
Saira Khan is among the contestants on the new series of 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins'. (Channel 4)

The ex-Royal Marine, who rose to fame on the reality series, was dropped by Channel 4 earlier this year due to his "personal conduct".

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