“You should have some more lesbian women out here on British TV!”


In a brand new interview with the always lovely Lorraine Kelly, pop princess and former DIVA cover star Saara Aalto has revealed that she believes Loose Women needs a lesbian panelist.

Calling out the often lacklustre lez/bi representation on telly, she declared, “I think you should have some more lesbian women out here on British TV.” We couldn’t agree more, Saara! She went on to suggest, “Like Loose Women. They should have a lesbian panelist.”

Lorraine was immediately onboard with the idea: “Absolutely! Absolutely, of course! We’re very open to all.”

And Loose Women isn’t the only programme Saara thinks could use more gay women. No stranger to televised talent shows, having already had incredible runs on X Factor, Dancing On Ice and Eurovision, Saara confessed she’s keen to conquer the Strictly ballroom too: “I would love that.”

When Lorraine wondered if she’d like to do the show with a female dance partner, she replied excitedly, “Yes, why not. That would be really good.”

And Saara’s Christmas wish might just come true. A BBC spokesperson told Metro.co.uk that Strictly is open to featuring same-sex partnerships in the future.

“Strictly Come Dancing is an inclusive show and we are proud to have featured same-sex dancing amongst the professional dancers in group numbers in previous series. We are completely open to the prospect of including same-sex pairings between our celebrities and professional dancers in the future, should the opportunity arise.”

Yes please to more lez/bi representation on the box and seeing Saara doing a same-sex salsa on Strictly!

Saara’s Fairytale album launch party and concert will be in London on Friday 29 November. Snap up your tickets here

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