LOOSE Women is under threat of an Ofcom investigation after Saira Khan called the UK "a totalitarian state" as she ranted about lockdown.
The TV presenter, 50, got frustrated during a heated debate about the devastating impacts of lockdown.
She claimed the country shouldn't be punished because of a "minority" of rule-breakers.
But her comments sparked 25 complaints to the TV regulator, which will now determine whether it will escalate the investigation.
Speaking on November 2, Saira said: "I’m not saying I have the answer, I’m giving a different approach.
"As far as I’m concerned, charities are losing money, suicides are going through the roof, people have lost the opportunity to have cancer treatments.
"Sorry but that's not a balanced approach in our country. Lockdown does not provide that.
"The answer is not go into full lockdown!
"We don’t live in a totalitarian state! If you live in China, and the government’s going to tell you what to do you're going to do it.
"We are a very different nation of people and it's different policies for different cultures and people, and we have to find a way that is very balanced and find a way to keep people’s lives going in a safe environment.
"You can’t say the majority of people didn’t pay respect to it. It’s a minority of people causing the problems and the whole nation shouldn’t have to pay for that."
Totalitarianism describes a government that attempts to assert total control over citizens' lives through coercion and repression.
Saira's Loose Women colleagues Andrea McLean, Brenda Edwards, and Gloria Hunniford attempted to argue back and offer a balanced approach on the emotional subject.
Butiness woman Saira – who shot to fame on The Apprentice in 2005 – runs her own organic and vegan skincare company.
She argued that a second lockdown will "do more harm than good".
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