Who is Sair Khan? Meet the I’m a Celebrity contestant and Coronation Street star

The actress is joining the long list of soap stars to have entered the jungle.

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.

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Age: 30

Occupation: Actress

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.

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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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