No, I'm NOT allowed to sleep with other women, insists husband of Apprentice star who claimed she'd let him off the leash because she wasn't interested in sex any more 

  • Businesswoman, 46, made the admission on ITV1's Loose Women
  • She said she does all she can to avoid sleeping with husband Steven Hyde 
  • Mr Hyde denied the claims but did not comment on why his wife said it 
  • Couple have been married for 11 years and raise two children together 
  • Shot to fame as runner-up on the first series of The Apprentice in 2005 

The husband of Apprentice star Saira Khan said he is not allowed to sleep with other women, despite his wife's claims live on TV. 

Ms Khan, speaking as a panellist on Loose Women, said that her sex drive has become so low she has given her husband Steven Hyde permission to have an affair.

The mother of two, who has been married to the 51-year-old for 11 years, said she is now so disinterested in sex she would prefer him to sleep with someone else than be intimate with him herself.

However Mr Hyde last night denied he has any such arrangement with his wife and he declined to comment when asked why she would make such claims on national television. 

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Long-term romance: The TV personality and her husband Steven Hyde have been married for 11 years and raise two children together

Long-term romance: The TV personality and her husband Steven Hyde have been married for 11 years and raise two children together

In response to the attention she has received since making her comments, Saira Khan revealed she will telling all on Loose Women tomorrow.

This afternoon, she tweeted: 'Well this week has turned crazy! Time to share my whole story, Steven & I will be on 2moro's (sic) @loosewomen 2 talk about whats really going on.'

Minutes later the official Loose Women Twitter account wrote: 'So yes, @IamSairaKhan and her husband Steve are coming on tomorrow to chat about THOSE comments from yesterday!' 

On the ITV show yesterday, Ms Khan, the former Apprentice runner-up, said: 'I'm 46, I have a busy life and two kids. I am so lucky.

'We used to have a fantastic sex life. I still love my husband, we cuddle and it's lovely. But I'm not interested [in sex]. I don't want to. I've lost the desire and I find I make excuses from around 6pm.' 

She explained that she had employed numerous tactics to avoid his advances before eventually suggesting that he find satisfaction elsewhere.

She told fellow panellists on the show: 'The other day, I was dressed up to go out and he told me I looked nice. I was like, "Thanks!", and ran out.

'As soon as he comes home, I panic and start saying, "I'm so tired!" I'm embarrassed to say this - but I told him you can go with someone else if you want. I want to make him happy. He'll kill me for saying this... Am I the only one?'

Shock confession: Saira Khan admitted on Wednesday's episode of Loose Women that she has given her husband of 11 years permission to sleep with another woman as she can no longer satisfy him in the bedroom
Long-term romance: The TV personality and her husband Steven Hyde have been married for 11 years and raise two children together 

'Am I the only one?': Saira's fellow panellists were surprised by her admission, but revealed they weren't always in the mood

Miss Khan's comments are a marked change from three years ago when, in an interview about the impact of a new fitness regime, she said: 'My sex life has gone from being near-dormant to absolutely fantastic. Having my husband tell me I look great is the best feeling.' 

And Mr Hyde has always been clear about how attractive he finds his wife.

After her appearance on The Apprentice in 2005, he said: 'As soon as I met Saira, I was attracted to her.

'She had the highest energy levels of anyone I know, which I thought was amazing. I was bowled over straight away.

'Saira has a great body and turns a lot of blokes' heads whenever she works out. She likes showing off with sexy, stylish clothes too.' Miss Khan - who has a daughter, Amara, five, and son Zac, seven - received some criticism on Twitter for her admission, with viewers suggesting such talk should be kept private within her marriage.

She responded that she is open about her life so it can 'help others'.

'I like to share so it can make people feel better that they are not the only ones,' she said.

'I've lost the desire': The former Apprentice star said she used to make excuses to avoid sleeping with her husband until she told him how she was feeling

'I've lost the desire': The former Apprentice star said she used to make excuses to avoid sleeping with her husband until she told him how she was feeling

Honest: The Loose Women panelists were stunned by Saira's frank confession, but were wholly supportive

Honest: The Loose Women panelists were stunned by Saira's frank confession, but were wholly supportive

However there were suggestions that her lack of sex drive was a symptom of deeper problems in the relationship. Harry Benson, from the Marriage Foundation, said: 'I feel sorry for them in the choice that they've made. Sex is usually a pretty good barometer of a relationship.

'While husbands and wives will often have different sex drives, if one person has lost it completely, the chances are there is a wider problem in the marriage.

'Sending her spouse off for an affair with another woman seems certain to undermine their marriage further, and the commitment they have made together.' He added that working to rebuild their 'friendship' may help. 'I'm guessing their problem is not sex, it is basic friendship,' he said.

'If they re-establish that, she might find that her sex drive magically reappears.' Miss Khan found sympathy among her fellow Loose Women. Instead of being shocked, Coleen Nolan agreed that she has found she has a much lower sex drive as she gets older.

'I'm not interested in sex': Saira said she still enjoys hugs and kisses, but has no desire to be physically intimate with her husband

'I'm not interested in sex': Saira said she still enjoys hugs and kisses, but has no desire to be physically intimate with her husband

'Am I the only one?': Saira's fellow panellists were surprised by her admission, but revealed they weren't always in the mood

'Am I the only one?': Saira's fellow panellists were surprised by her admission, but revealed they weren't always in the mood

Support: Saira's confession sparked a flurry of positive comments on Twitter, with many praising the star for her honesty

Support: Saira's confession sparked a flurry of positive comments on Twitter, with many praising the star for her honesty

Thanks! Saira admitted she was overwhelmed by the support, tweeting after the show

Thanks! Saira admitted she was overwhelmed by the support, tweeting after the show

Hitting back: The Apprentice star was also quick to respond to some criticism, after one tweeter told her that 'certain things should be kept in house. Here is hoping the children don't read this'

Hitting back: The Apprentice star was also quick to respond to some criticism, after one tweeter told her that 'certain things should be kept in house. Here is hoping the children don't read this'

Miss Nolan, 51, who has been married to husband Ray Fensome for almost a decade, explained: 'You don't always fancy it and then it takes 20 seconds to get in the mood and sometimes another 20 to do it.' Miss Khan's confession came as they discussed a recent news story about a husband who divorced his wife because she was too busy sending text messages to consummate their marriage.

It also led to a frank conversation about how important it is for a couple to have sex on their wedding night.

Miss Nolan joked: 'I did it three times. I remember it well as it's the last time we did it.' While Ruth Langsford, who married long-term partner Eamonn Holmes in 2010, said: 'I thought, I really ought to, it's my wedding night. It wasn't our finest.'

'I want to make him happy' 

Candid chats: The Loose Women stars also dished the dirt about whether or not they did the deed on their wedding nights

Candid chats: The Loose Women stars also dished the dirt about whether or not they did the deed on their wedding nights

Opening up: Ruth Langsford also discussed her 2010 wedding to long-term partner Eamonn Holmes

Opening up: Ruth Langsford also discussed her 2010 wedding to long-term partner Eamonn Holmes

'It wasn't our finest one': The 56-year-old star confessed to co-host Coleen that it wasn't their best night of passion

'It wasn't our finest one': The 56-year-old star confessed to co-host Coleen that it wasn't their best night of passion

Ms Khan's confession sparked a flurry of positive comments on Twitter, with many praising the star for her honesty. 

One viewer wrote: 'I hear you sister! #loosewomen thanks for your honesty and candid discussion today on this sensitive subject,' while another added: 'you were very brave today, being so frank and honest. In the same boat, as are thousands of others.

Saira admitted she was overwhelmed by the support, tweeting after the show: 'Wow ladies - so many of you out there feel like me I'm not alone. Thank you for all your lovely lovely messages today regarding the sex topic - I really appreciate it!! Xx'

The Apprentice star was also quick to respond to some criticism, after one tweeter told her that 'certain things should be kept in house. Here is hoping the children don't read this'.

'I like to share so it can help others and make people feel better that they are not the only ones!' Saira replied. 

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