Even Ant McPartlin’s jungle absence isn’t enough to put the brakes on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.
The ITV contest is back, and this time Sair Khan is signed up as a contestant.
Best known for: Viewers will recognise Sair Khan as Coronation Street regular Alya Nasir.
She’s been in the role since 2014, her first major acting job – before that, Sair appeared in an episode of Doctors and worked as a receptionist at a London advertising agency.
Alya’s storylines have included losing her dad (played by Jimi Mistry) in a fire, escaping a minibus crash, and losing her boyfriend Luke to serial killer Pat Phelan.
She said: “I don’t think my profile is very high. I am very much a normal girl who has a great job. If I come out and people know how to pronounce my name, then I will be happy with that. At the moment, most of the time it is ‘that girl from Coronation Street’.
“There is no chance I am going to win whatsoever. I don’t think it is about the winning. Just to be able to do those amazing trials is winning to me. This is a chance to do something different. There is no pressure on me. Afterwards I will go back to work having had an amazing experience.”
Jungle fears: “I am not good with mosquitoes as they bite me everywhere; I also don’t like confined spaces.”
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! returns on Sunday, November 18 at 9pm on ITV.
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