'Celebrity Big Brother' 2016: Saira Khan's Husband Slams 'Bullies' For Wife's Treatment On Show

'It’s been tough on lots of different levels. There's nothing you can do.'

Saira Khan’s husband has spoken out about the so-called bullying the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ star is being subjected to inside the house.

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.

<strong>Saira's husband Steve appeared on 'Loose Women'</strong>
Saira's husband Steve appeared on 'Loose Women'

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.”

<strong>Marnie Simpson flashed Saira Khan on 'Celebrity Big Brother'</strong>
Marnie Simpson flashed Saira Khan on 'Celebrity Big Brother'
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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.”

<strong>Saira and her husband recently made headlines for comments Saira made about their marriage</strong>
Saira and her husband recently made headlines for comments Saira made about their marriage

So far, Ofcom has received over 80 complaints about Marnie’s actions in the house, and is now assessing whether to investigate the programme.

‘Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV, while ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ airs nightly on Channel 5.

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