Who is Saira Khan? Meet the Dancing on Ice contestant and TV star

From the boardroom to the ice rink, Saira’s run the full gamut of reality TV.

TV’s wintriest contest is heading back to the ice after a revamp in 2018.

Dancing on Ice is back for 2019 and has signed up Saira Khan – find out more about her below.

[Read more: Who is taking part in Dancing on Ice 2019?]

Age: 48

Occupation: TV presenter

Best known for: Back in 2005, Saira Khan hit our screens as one of the most popular contestants on the first-ever series of The Apprentice.

She may not have been hired by Lord Sugar, but she's probably more recognisable to most people than any other candidates from her series.

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These days, Saira is better known as one of the Loose Women panellists and also used to co-host The Martin Lewis Money Show.

She has also had another foray into reality TV, as a housemate in Celebrity Big Brother summer 2016.

She said: "I'm in it to win it!  I thought 'I'm too old, I can't do it, I'm going fall.' And my little boy said 'have you heard yourself mum?' He shamed me into it. I'm doing this for my kids. Honestly I cannot skate. I've never been on ice skates."

Partner: Mark Hanretty

Placed: There was controversy when Saira Khan was voted out in week five, as Gemma Collins had received terrible comments from the judges but was not even in the skate-off. Even Gemma, who was voted out the week after, admitted she should have gone instead, but Saira was the fourth celebrity voted off the show.

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Dancing on Ice returns to ITV in January 2019.

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