In 2015, Saira, 50, became a regular panellist on the ITV talk show.
But in a new column written for The Mirror, she says it is time for her to head off on new ventures in her life.
‘After five years of being a regular panellist, I’ve decided to give up my seat to another woman who will benefit from the platform as I did,’ she wrote.
‘I feel like I’m graduating from the University of Loose, but I’ve got my diploma now and I’m off to pursue degrees in other life experiences.’
Saira explained that while it was ‘difficult’ deciding to leave the TV programme, ‘when you feel there is nothing left to share on a show that is all about sharing, it’s time to bow out’.
She stated that she believes she has demonstrated she is an ‘opinionated, strong woman’, but now wishes to focus on other aspects of her career.
In her column, Saira said that over the course of the past year, she – as well as many others – ‘have rediscovered the importance of putting our lives into perspective’.
The former contestant of The Apprentice stated that the pandemic has prompted her to ‘assess my priorities, values and how I want to move forward with my life’.
After finishing as a runner-up on The Apprentice in 2005, Saira went on to present The Martin Lewis Money Show and to join the panel of Loose Women.
She and her husband Steve Hyde have a son called Zacariah and a daughter called Amara, who the couple adopted from Pakistan.
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