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Saira Khan has opened up about the injury she suffered that forced her to quit Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.
The TV presenter recently revealed that she now had 'life-long' scars as a result of injuries she suffered while filming this series of the gruelling reality show.
Speaking about her experience, the 51-year-old said she suffered a broken ankle while wrestling in mud with Ulrika Jonsson, which required a metal plate with nine pins, as well as a chipped shoulder, and had to undergo surgery.
She told the Mirror: "I've never howled like it. I was in agony."
Explaining why she decided to carry on, she added: "I was waving that flag for women in their 50s to go, 'Don't write us off'.
"There was a chip on my shoulder, like, 'I am not going to prove to you women can't carry on if in pain. 'F*** you, I'm going to keep doing it'.
"It was painful... but the adrenaline and shock. Your body just takes over."
Saira added that the show acted as a 'wake-up call' which gave her the courage to quit from her role on Loose Women and lead a more fulfilling life.
The former Apprentice contestant also took to Instagram, sharing a photo of her injured ankle.
"I tried my very best, but in the end I had to be honest with myself. I was in pain and didn't want to let the other's down. I was dragging behind and I felt I was being a burden," she wrote.
"I actually fractured my ankle and have had surgery where I've had a metal plate and 9 metal pins put in.
"I was in a cast for 12 weeks - but am all mended now.
"I'm proud of my ankle scar because it will always be a reminder of a time I did my very best and pushed myself outside my comfort zone.
"Thank you @sas_whodareswins for an amazing opportunity which I will remember for life.
"Thank you all for your amazing support."
In a separate post, Saira thanked the medical staff for their work.
She wrote: "Thank you to my amazing surgeon Mr Bob Sharpe for putting me back together. I've now got a bionic ankle thanks to his amazing skill.
"I've never broken a bone in my body and at 51 it was a shock.
"But to anyone who is suffering with an ankle injury please know you will heal, but rest, keep positive, exercise your upper body and believe in your power to heal."
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