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Saira Khan says she ended her 50th birthday ‘on the biggest high’ by calling her Loose Women pals

She celebrated her 50th birthday on Friday, revealing on Loose Women that she achieved her goal of fitting into a pair of jeans she had bought in her 20s.

And Saira Khan spent the evening catching up with her fellow panellists and behind-the-scenes staff by having a zoom, which she shared a photo of via Instagram. 

The TV personality chatted the night away with her pals, saying her birthday ‘ended on the biggest high’ thanks to the call.

Gushing: Saira Khan said she ended her 50th birthday ‘on the biggest high’ by Zoom calling her Loose Women pals on Friday night

She spoke with Coleen Nolan, Kaye Adams, Judi Love, Brenda Edwards, Stacey Solomon, Denise Welch, Jane Moore, Nadhia Sawalha, Andrea McLean, several of the teams make-up artists, and warm-up host Lee Peart. 

Saira thanked Christine Lampard in particular for the ‘amazing’ present of asking husband Frank to come on the call to wish her a happy birthday. 

Spending her big day at home with her family amid the UK’s lockdown, Saira shared her delight earlier in the day when she revealed her impressive weight loss while modelling jeans she couldn’t fit into in February, when she began the challenge.

'I wanted to feel fit and fab at 50!' Earlier in the day, Saira revealed she achieved goal of getting into jeans she wore in her 20s

Challenge: Saira decided to go on a fitness journey so that she could fit into jeans she bought in her 20s

‘I wanted to feel fit and fab at 50!’ Earlier in the day, Saira revealed she achieved goal of getting into jeans she wore in her 20s

Saira posted several before and after shots to show her progress during the fitness journey, before sharing a video of her in the jeans and a yellow crop top that showed off her toned abs and slimmer figure.

She wrote in the captions: ‘I did it!! From 2nd Feb 2020 until today May 15th , I’ve been working hard with my PT @bradleysimmonds to fulfil a personal dream. 

‘I wanted to feel fit and fab at 50! I honestly can say today, right now, in this moment I am the happiest I have ever been in my life.  I have my health, my family and friends and a birthday cake.’ 

Celebrations: Saira made a special appearance on Loose Women from home while celebrating her birthday with her fellow panellists

Celebrations: Saira made a special appearance on Loose Women from home while celebrating her birthday with her fellow panellists

Weight loss: Saira posted several before and after shots to show her progress during her fitness journey

Weight loss: Saira posted several before and after shots to show her progress during her fitness journey

Thankful: Saira shared her gratitude to fans on her birthday as she wrote: 'The personal messages, the effort everyone has made, and the thoughtfulness has reduced me to tears'

Thankful: Saira shared her gratitude to fans on her birthday as she wrote: ‘The personal messages, the effort everyone has made, and the thoughtfulness has reduced me to tears’

Sharing her gratitude, Saira went on: ‘The personal messages, the effort everyone has made, and the thoughtfulness has reduced me to tears. 

‘I am humbled, by the generosity that has been shown. Gifts sent through the post, left on the doorstep, handmade and all delivered on time. 

‘Calls from friends putting together zoom cards. I am blessed. I am grateful. I am humbled. I am a bloody blubbering wreck. Thank you.’

In her video showing off her weight loss, Saira admitted that she had help getting the jeans on but that as she had zipped them up successfully that meant she had reached her goal.

Ecstatic: Saira admitted that she had help getting the jeans on but that as she had zipped them up successfully that meant she had reached her goal

Ecstatic: Saira admitted that she had help getting the jeans on but that as she had zipped them up successfully that meant she had reached her goal

Proud: Saira said of the achievement: 'I got them on, and more importantly I zipped them up. I can't breathe, I'm really holding in but it doesn't matter, they're zipped'

Proud: Saira said of the achievement: ‘I got them on, and more importantly I zipped them up. I can’t breathe, I’m really holding in but it doesn’t matter, they’re zipped’

Working out: Before she allowed herself to celebrate the landmark age, Saira made sure to catch up with her personal trainer and get a gruelling workout in

Working out: Before she allowed herself to celebrate the landmark age, Saira made sure to catch up with her personal trainer and get a gruelling workout in

She gushed: ‘I got them on, and more importantly I zipped them up. I can’t breathe, I’m really holding in but it doesn’t matter, they’re zipped. 

‘I achieved the goal. I can’t sit in them, it took three people to help me get into them, doesn’t matter I still zipped them up.’

Despite having to stay at home for her birthday, Saira proved that she could have an amazing time indoors with her family.

Happy: After the workout, she said with a delighted smile on her face: You know what it pushes you to the limit and now I feel I am so ready to go and eat cake'

Happy: After the workout, she said with a delighted smile on her face: You know what it pushes you to the limit and now I feel I am so ready to go and eat cake’

Time to party! Saira then showed off her home which was decked out with presents from family and friends, as well as flowers and an array of colourful balloons

Time to party! Saira then showed off her home which was decked out with presents from family and friends, as well as flowers and an array of colourful balloons

Yum! Saira had two decadent cakes ready to eat during the birthday party

Yum! Saira had two decadent cakes ready to eat during the birthday party

But before she allowed herself to celebrate the landmark age, Saira made sure to catch up with her personal trainer and get a gruelling workout in.

After the workout, she said with a delighted smile on her face: ‘It was absolutely brilliant he did not stop and you know what it pushes you to the limit and now I feel I am so ready to go and eat cake.’ 

Saira then showed off her home which was decked out with presents from family and friends, as well as flowers and an array of colourful balloons.

Sweet: Friends gifted Saira with a large '50' banner

Enjoying herself: After her busy morning, Saira took part in Loose Women and chatted about her weight loss journey

Enjoying herself: After her busy morning, Saira took part in Loose Women and chatted about her weight loss journey

Yum! Saira's husband Steve Hyde also had a special birthday meal prepared, which included afternoon tea, a starter of gin cured salmon, chicken parmigiana for main, and dessert

Yum! Saira’s husband Steve Hyde also had a special birthday meal prepared, which included afternoon tea, a starter of gin cured salmon, chicken parmigiana for main, and dessert

Smitten: Steve placed a loving kiss on Saira's head as he hugged her in a sweet snap

Smitten: Steve placed a loving kiss on Saira’s head as he hugged her in a sweet snap

Family: Saira and Steve's children Zach and Amara also posed for snaps with their mum

Family: Saira and Steve’s children Zach and Amara also posed for snaps with their mum

Her husband Steve Hyde also had a special birthday meal prepared, which included afternoon tea, a starter of gin cured salmon, chicken parmigiana for main, and a sticky triple chocolate brownie for dessert. 

Saira put on a stylish display for her birthday as she wore a light blue wrap-front gown which had a floral print and a lace hem for a boho-chic flourish.

Her raven tresses were brushed into waves that cascaded over her shoulders, and she used a glamorous palette of make-up for the occasion. 

Stunning: Saira put on a stylish display for her birthday as she wore a light blue wrap-front gown which had a floral print and a lace hem for a boho-chic flourish

Stunning: Saira put on a stylish display for her birthday as she wore a light blue wrap-front gown which had a floral print and a lace hem for a boho-chic flourish

Glamorous: Saira's raven tresses were brushed into waves that cascaded over her shoulders, and she used a glamorous palette of make-up for the occasion.

Glamorous: Saira’s raven tresses were brushed into waves that cascaded over her shoulders, and she used a glamorous palette of make-up for the occasion.

Adorable: Saira took a selfie with the whole family to commemorate the occasion

Adorable: Saira took a selfie with the whole family to commemorate the occasion

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