Saira Khan (born 15 May 1970) is a British television presenter. In 2005, she was the runner-up of The Apprentice. From 2012 to 2017, Khan co-presented The Martin Lewis Money Show and in 2015, she presented the ITV series Guess This House. She is currently a panelist on Loose Women and competed on Celebrity Big Brother 18. In 2019, she competed on Dancing on Ice.
Khan was born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire to immigrants from Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. She belong to elite Sudhan family, one of the Sadozai Pashtun tribe. In 2011, following a miscarriage and difficulties in trying to conceive a second child, Khan traveled to the Edhi Foundation Orphanage in Karachi, Pakistan, where she adopted her daughter Amara when she was 4 days old. Khan described her experience on Loose Women in 2018, and also documented the adoption process in a documentary on BBC Two, Adopting Abroad: Saira’s Story.
Khan has since become a regular face on British TV. In 2006, she presented Temper Your Temper, a programme dealing with anger management. She has presented several documentaries for the BBC including "Saira Khan's Pakistan Adventure" in 2007 and "Adopting Abroad, Saira's Story" in 2011, as well as appearing as a guest on a variety of BBC and ITV shows such as Ready Steady Cook and Countdown. She presented the CBBC show Trade Your Way to the USA and previously presented Beat the Boss. She presented an edition of the BBC's Money Programme about entrepreneurial mothers.
In 2006, Khan set up a new campaign called OUR SAY to campaign for local and national referenda on issues of major public interest. Khan also runs her own baby-products business called Miamoo.
She has also written a self-help book, P.U.S.H. For Success. From 2012 until 2017, she co-hosted The Martin Lewis Money Show alongside Martin Lewis but was replaced by Ranvir Singh. In 2015, she appeared with her son on Big Star's Little Star where they won £14,000 for charity. In 2015, she began hosting Guess This House, a new daytime game show for ITV. The first series aired for 25x60 episodes. In September 2015, she became a regular panelist on Loose Women. In 2015, she appeared on an episode of Pointless Celebrities.
In July 2016, Khan entered the Celebrity Big Brother house and took part in the show's eighteenth series. On 9 August, she became the second housemate to be voted out of the Big Brother house. Khan took part in a celebrity edition of The Chase, aired in July 2017, being knocked out in the first round by Mark Labbett. On 6 January 2018, Khan took part in And They're Off!, where she placed fifth.
Awards and nominations
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