Steve Hyde admitted he feels “helpless” watching his wife on the Channel 5 reality show, and has been having sleepless nights over her treatment at the hands of her fellow housemates.
The ‘Loose Women’ panellist has clashed with a number of other contestants, most notably Stephen Bear and Marnie Simpson, and earlier this week, viewers called for the latter to be removed after she flashed her breasts in Saira’s face, following an argument.
Speaking about Saira’s time in the TV house, Steve said on Thursday’s edition of ‘Loose Women’: “It’s been tough on lots of different levels. Just seeing her go through the show and some of - I think, frankly - the bullying That was really difficult because you’re so helpless. There’s nothing you can do at all.
“It’s been really difficult watching her, seeing her being a bit victimised.”
He continued: “I have had sleepless nights and I am the only calm one in the relationship.
“Literally for the last week, I’m waking up every night at three or four o’clock and going ‘arrgh’, you know.”
Asked about the flashing incident, Steve went on: “I think the incidents with Bear were difficult, but Marnie, that was really low.”
He added: “It’s not just a generational gap, it’s a behavioural gap as well. She would never behave like that.”
So far, Ofcom has received over 80 complaints about Marnie’s actions in the house, and is now assessing whether to investigate the programme.
Steve previously appeared alongside Saira on ‘Loose Women’ to discuss a starling admission she’d made about their marriage on the show.
‘Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV, while ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ airs nightly on Channel 5.
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