Amir Khan’s wife Faryal Makhdoom reveals why she’s not in Australia supporting boxer on I’m A Celeb

Their relationship troubles were played out in public this year

Amir Khan Faryal Mahkdoom

by Owen Tonks |
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Amir Khan’s wife Faryal Makhdoom has spoken out about why she hasn’t travelled to Australia to support the boxer while he takes part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

The couple’s relationship troubles have been aired in public this year with Amir being accused of cheating on Faryal despite her being pregnant.

But, after spending some time apart, the pair are on better terms and Faryal’s decision not to jet Down Under isn’t due to any romance woes.

Speaking to This Morning hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, she explained it was simply down to the fact she’s expecting, saying: “I’m not heavily pregnant quite yet. I’m quite petite, so I might show soon.

Faryal Mahkdoom Amir Khan wife This Morning Eamonn Holmes Ruth Langsford
Faryal appeared on This Morning to talk about her husband ©ITV

“(But) because I’m pregnant and I do feel a bit sick sometimes, it’s a really long flight. So hopefully when Amir is back we can go on a shorter flight and go on holiday. After the jungle, I think he’s going to need a holiday.”

Amir and Faryal split earlier this year when tweets from the sportsman’s account claimed she had cheated on him with fellow boxer Anthony Joshua.

Faryal claimed his Twitter had been hacked but Amir confirmed he and his wife had split in a Snapchat video.

After a war of words on social media, it was reported Faryal made a late night call in a bid to save their relationship for the sake of their daughter Lamaisah.

Faryal declared her love for Amir during her television appearance and is proud to be supporting him on his ITV show even if he is a bit of a wimp when it comes to his jungle challenges.

Referring to his fear of creepy crawlies, she said: “Everyone loves his screams. I couldn’t imagine him around spiders and snakes. I wasn’t surprised at all (about how scared he was).

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I'm A Celebrity... series 1: Uri Geller

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I'm A Celebrity... series 2: Danniella Westbrook

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I'm A Celebrity...series 3: Neil Ruddock

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I'm A Celebrity... series 4: Vic Reeves and Nancy Sorrell

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I'm A Celebrity... series 5: Anthony Costa

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I'm A Celebrity... series 6: Dean Gaffney

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I'm A Celebrity... series 10: Aggro Santos

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I'm A Celebrity... series 11: Sinitta

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I'm A Celebrity... series 12: Hugo Taylor

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I'm A Celebrity... series 13: Joey Essex

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I'm A Celebrity... series 14: Tinchy Stryder

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I'm A Celebrity... series 15: Spencer Matthews

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“I remember we went for our honeymoon, we went to Langkawi. We were told there could be snakes at night. We were meant to stay four nights but we only stayed one night! I didn’t think he would last four days. So he’s doing really well.”

On Amir taking part in so many trials, she added: “I felt so bad and I was praying he wouldn’t get voted the next day, and he got voted again and again. But they days he’s not doing the trials, I find it so boring. Nobody screams like him!”

Faryal plans to go away with Amir when he returns from Australia and sees a brighter future for them both.

Referring to their past difficulties, she concluded: “We all make mistakes but you have to learn from them. If we dwell on the past, we never move forward.

“I’m hoping we go on a nice foreign holiday with no forests or snakes. (In) 2018 he’ll hopefully be back in the ring.

“I think he’s the king of the ring but I’m not sure the jungle!”


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