Who is Amir Khan? I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2017 profile

Everything you need to know about the professional British boxer joining Ant and Dec in the jungle

Amir Khan: I'm a Celebrity 2017

I’m a Celebrity 2017 contestants: Amir Khan

Age: 30

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Famous for: being a professional British boxer

Twitter: @amirkingkhan

Amir Khan I'm a Celebrity 2017 profile
Amir Khan I’m a Celebrity 2017 profile (ITV Studios)

Phobias? Spiders, snakes and heights. Which are basically the three main elements of I’m a Celebrity!

Is Amir single? No, Amir is married to Faryal Makhdoom, with whom he has a daughter

He says: “I’ve been in boxing for a long time. And I’ve got a fight next year but I wanted to give this a go. It’s very different to boxing and obviously I am not going to be punched in the face whilst I do this! I am most looking forward to getting away from the world and from everything, not having a phone, spending time with myself and getting to know some new people. It will also be nice to be able to say to my children ‘I did that.'”

Biography: As a boxing champion from Manchester, Amir Khan first stormed onto the professional scene in 2008 after enjoying a successful junior career, winning an Olympic silver medal in 2004. He’s since won 31 fights out of his 35, held many famous titles including light-welterweight world champion and become very popular both in and outside of the ring. He;’s been ranked in the top ten boxers of all time “pound for pound” by a number of publications in recent years.

Outside of the ring, Khan is known for his philanthropy and work with charitable organisations as well as promoting mixed martial arts.

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Khan has also appeared on TV as a presenter with a programme for Channel 4 named Amir Khan’s Angry Young Men which focused on helping troubled young men use the disciplines of boxing to stay out of trouble.