The TV presenter – who previously revealed that she was abused by a family member at the age of 13 – burst into tears as she admitted recently speaking to NAPAC, a charity that supports the recovery from childhood abuse.
After speaking to special guest Karen Danczuk – who spoke about being assaulted by her brother as a child – Saira confessed: "I thought it was my culture and that only Asian men did this, but it's all cultures.
"I didn't know what to do all of a sudden. I had these issues and it was quite traumatic for me. This week, I phoned NAPAC, they're a very small charity and I talked to them for 30 minutes about what had happened to me.
Saira Khan couldn't hold back the tears during today's emotional Loose Women
Saira claimed she felt 'guilty and ashamed' after her abuse ordeal
I felt guilty, I felt ashamed, dirty, culturally bound.
"They said to me, 'You're a survivor and you're in a good place now.' They can asses whether you can cope or not through a 30 minute conversation."
Recalling how she originally dealt with the traumatic experience, Saira admitted: "I felt guilty, I felt ashamed, dirty, culturally bound."
But Saira wasn't the only star who recalled being sexually abused as Katie Price and Janet Street-Porter also addressed their demons.
The Loose Women were joined by Karen Danczuk on the show
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Linda Robson claimed that Joe Swash, Stacey Solomans's boyfriend, lost his virginity at her house
Katie Price claimed that her glamour modelling career was influenced by her assault as a child
While Katie previously told Piers Morgan on his show Life Stories that she was molested by "some weirdo" in a park in Hove at the age of seven, the star has spoken little of the ordeal since – until today.
She divulged: "I say it hasn't affected me but it must deep down have affected me. I've never gone into detail about what he did
The mother-of-five then suggested that her career in glamour modelling was instigated by her horrific ordeal as she admitted she liked that men could look "but couldn't touch".
Janet Street-Porter also spoke again about the moment her mother slapped her after she told her she had been molested by her hairdresser at the age of 10.