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What is Amir Khan’s net worth and who is I’m A Celebrity 2017 campmate’s wife Faryal Makhdoom?

IN the ring, Amir Khan was once likened to Muhammad Ali after winning Olympic silver aged just 17 in Athens. The boxing legend is back in the headlines as he repairs his relationship with wife Faryal Makhdoom and enjoys life in the I’m A Celebrity Jungle. Here’s everything you need to know… Who is Amir Khan? What is […]

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IN the ring, Amir Khan was once likened to Muhammad Ali after winning Olympic silver aged just 17 in Athens.

The boxing legend is back in the headlines as he repairs his relationship with wife Faryal Makhdoom and enjoys life in the I’m A Celebrity Jungle. Here’s everything you need to know…

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Who is Amir Khan? What is his background?

Amir Khan was born in Bolton on December 8, 1986. He grew up in the Greater Manchester town in a British-Pakistani family, who are Muslim by faith.

Khan went to Smithills School in the town and then Bolton Community College. He has one brother, Harry, also a boxer and two sisters.

He began to box aged 11, winning three English schools titles and three junior ABA titles, before winning gold at the 2003 Junior Olympics and gold at the 2004 European Student Championships in Lithuania.

What is Amir Khan’s net worth?

As of July 2013 Amir Khan’s net worth is £18million, according to The Sunday Times 2016 rich list.

Khan has made a lot of money from his fights, and reportedly scooped £12m from bouts in 2014 alone.

Obviously, the more a boxer fights, the more money they can make, especially if they can make good money from big-name opponents.

In September 2013, he announced plans to ‘make Bolton better’ and pledged to invest £5m in the local community, which included opening a makeup shop, run by his wife Faryal.

Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom
Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom
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Does Amir Khan have any phobias and what else has he said about I’m A Celebrity?

Amir Khan definitely knows what he’s afraid of – spiders, snakes and heights!

“I am one guy who hates spiders,” he admits. “Whenever I see a spider at home, I get my sister to move it. I just don’t deal with it. I hope I don’t come across any of them when I am in the Jungle but I know I am going to.

“Will I scream? Yes definitely but maybe this is the time where I face my phobias!”

The boxer is hoping to show people he’s like outside of the ring and he’s keen to be outside of his comfort zone.

Khan believes he’ll become a leader in the jungle, one who will stand up for everyone and push the team forward to achieve their goals.

Although he’ll celebrate his birthday in jungle he knows his family is behind him.

Amir says that winning would be brillitant, “I will be King Khan! King of the Jungle – now that’s a great name!”

When is I’m A Celebrity back on TV?

I’m A Celebrity 2017 continues tonight on ITV 9pm with a 60 minute roundup of the previous day’s activities.

The show usually runs for three weeks.

You can catch up with any missed episodes on ITV Hub.

How did Amir Khan make his breakthrough?

Amir Khan’s boxing breakthrough came at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens where Khan surprised the entire field and became national darling when he boxed his way to Olympic silver at the age of just 17.

Khan only lost 30-22 to Cuba’s two-time defending champ Mario Kindelan in the lightweight final – missing out on becoming the youngest boxing Olympic champion since Floyd Patterson in 1952.

Amir Khan was tipped for big things after winning Olympic silver aged just 17 in Athens
Amir Khan was tipped for big things after winning Olympic silver aged just 17 in Athens
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What is Amir Khan’s professional boxing record?

Amir Khan’s pro record is 31 wins and four defeats in 35 fights.

He then turned professional and made his debut against David Bailey in Bolton in July 2005 and knocked him out in the first round.

Khan then went on to score 18 wins as a pro, before he lost to Colombia’s Breidis Prescott in the MEN Arena in Manchester, thanks to a knockout.

Looking to get his career back on track, he went on to beat Paulie Malinaggi and Marcos Maidana in an eight-bout winning streak that stretched three years.

But Khan then lost to Lamont Peterson in December 2011, but was reinstated as WBA and IBF light-welterweight champ after the American failed a drugs test.

Seven months later, Khan would go on to lose to Danny Garcia on a technical knock out, but kept fighting on, beating Carlos Molina, Julio Diaz, Luis Collazo, Devon Alexander and Chris Algieri, before going down to Canelo Alvarez in May last year after stepping up to middleweight.

Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom chomp down on some fish and chips in Bolton
Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom chomp down on some fish and chips in Bolton
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Khan then speculated that he may switch countries to Pakistan, after the Olympics began to accept pro boxers into the competition.

Last year, The Sun exclusively revealed that Khan had been fighting for 13 years with a broken HAND and had pins put into the limb to correct the problem.

In December, promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed Khan and Kell Brook are in talks to host a bumper bout, probably in the spring and most likely to be fought at welterweight.

However talks broke down between the pair with both boxers accusing the other of being the reason the fight was off.

Khan recently announced he was close to agreeing a showdown with Manny Pacquiao, but yet again the fight was called out with the Filipino’s promoter Bob Arum claiming the match up was “pie in the sky”.

Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom got engaged in 2013
Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom got engaged in 2013
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What about Amir Khan’s personal life, wife and family?

Tweets from Amir Khan’s Twitter account had claimed he has split from wife Faryal Makhdoom… and accused her of cheating on him with Anthony Joshua.

A tweet on the boxer’s account read: “So me and the wife Faryal have agreed to split. I’m currently in Dubai. Wish her all the best.”

He later confirmed on snapchat that it was him tweeting it, after Faryal claimed her and Khan’s accounts had been hacked.

However, the couple have since appeared to repair their relationship after Amir Khan posted a cuddly selfie on Instagram.

Khan married Pakistani-American Faryal in May 2013 and the pair have a child, Lamaisah, who was born in 2014.

The pair met after being introduced by a mutual friend, but Makhdoom has had a series of fallings-out with Khan’s family, seeming to make fun of the Khans through her social media platforms.

Khan has previously had links to Katie Price, despite the former Page 3 model dating Alex Reid at the time – but the boxer has denied these claims.

Amir Khan is a massive Bolton Wanderers fan - pictured with the FA Cup
Amir Khan is a massive Bolton Wanderers fan – pictured with the FA Cup
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What about Amir Khan’s sex tape scandal?

In January 2017, Amir Khan was caught up in a sex tape storm after a long-rumoured video was leaked on to the internet, as The Sun exclusively revealed.

The X-rated clip shows him in just a t-shirt and boxer shorts performing a sex act on himself, while in a video chat conversation with a female model.

Khan’s sex tape was believed to have been recorded just days after the world champ’s wedding to Faryal.

The woman in the video, from Arizona, had reportedly had a fling with Khan as far back as 2010.

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Rugby League World Cup: Australia vs Fiji live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for semi-final

AUSTRALIA take on Fiji as they look to continue their surge towards an 11th Rugby World Cup. The Kangaroos have swept all before them so far and will now take on the solid defence of the Fijians. The Pacific Island nation stunned New Zealand on home turf to secure a tryless 4-2 victory in Wellington […]

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AUSTRALIA take on Fiji as they look to continue their surge towards an 11th Rugby World Cup.

The Kangaroos have swept all before them so far and will now take on the solid defence of the Fijians.

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The Pacific Island nation stunned New Zealand on home turf to secure a tryless 4-2 victory in Wellington last weekend.

Whoever wins this semi-final will take on England or Tonga in the final next Saturday in Brisbane.

When is Australia vs Fiji?

Australia take on Fiji on Friday, November 24.

The match will kick off at 9am GMT (7pm Brisbane time).

It will take place at the Brisbane Stadium.

What TV channel is Australia vs Fiji on?

Australia vs Fiji will be live on Premier Sports.

Coverage will begin half an hour before the match starts at 8.30am.

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River Island Black Friday 2017 best deals and discounts including 20% off EVERYTHING

THIS year River Island is once again treating shoppers to deals for Black Friday. The American holiday is the perfect way to stock up on cut-price fashion ahead of the Christmas party season. Here’s how to make the most of the deals… What’s in the River Island Black Friday sale? Over at River Island, the […]

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THIS year River Island is once again treating shoppers to deals for Black Friday.

The American holiday is the perfect way to stock up on cut-price fashion ahead of the Christmas party season. Here’s how to make the most of the deals…

River Island is taking part in Black Friday this year
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What’s in the River Island Black Friday sale?

Over at River Island, the high street fashion store is offering 20 per cent off all items in all departments but only when you spend more than £75.

The offer applies to all items in the women’s men’s and children’s departments.

The discount doesn’t apply to items already in the sale and you can’t pay using a River Island gift card.

River Island fans can use the discount from this morning right up until 23:59 on Monday, November 27 (a.k.a. Cyber Monday).

Our tips for finding the best deals this Black Friday

IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal.

PREPARE Make sure that you do your research BEFORE Black Friday hits. Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay.

SAVE Add items to your online shopping basket or save the links to your bookmarks to revisit on the day.

GET FOLLOWING Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to its deals newsletter to get the latest on any offers. We post the best deals in our Sun Money FB group too.

EARN CASHBACK Check websites like Quidco and TopCashback BEFORE you place your order. Cashback websites PAY you to shop. All you have to do is click through their links and the money is added to your online account, usually within 14 days.

How much will my River Island delivery cost?

Standard delivery comes in at £3.99 and your purchases will take three to four working days to arrive.

But you can have free delivery if you spend more than £65 – which you’ll need to do if you want to take advantage of the 20 per cent discount.

For next day or nominated day delivery you will have to shell out £5.99.

Click and collect from a River Island store is also available and is free, but it can take up to four days.

The process can be expedited but express or next day collection will set you back £5.99.

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Black Friday 2017

River Island Black Friday 2017 best deals and discounts including 20% off EVERYTHING

THIS year River Island is once again treating shoppers to deals for Black Friday. The American holiday is the perfect way to stock up on cut-price fashion ahead of the Christmas party season. Here’s how to make the most of the deals… What’s in the River Island Black Friday sale? Over at River Island, the […]

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THIS year River Island is once again treating shoppers to deals for Black Friday.

The American holiday is the perfect way to stock up on cut-price fashion ahead of the Christmas party season. Here’s how to make the most of the deals…

River Island is taking part in Black Friday this year
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What’s in the River Island Black Friday sale?

Over at River Island, the high street fashion store is offering 20 per cent off all items in all departments but only when you spend more than £75.

The offer applies to all items in the women’s men’s and children’s departments.

The discount doesn’t apply to items already in the sale and you can’t pay using a River Island gift card.

River Island fans can use the discount from this morning right up until 23:59 on Monday, November 27 (a.k.a. Cyber Monday).

Our tips for finding the best deals this Black Friday

IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal.

PREPARE Make sure that you do your research BEFORE Black Friday hits. Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay.

SAVE Add items to your online shopping basket or save the links to your bookmarks to revisit on the day.

GET FOLLOWING Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to its deals newsletter to get the latest on any offers. We post the best deals in our Sun Money FB group too.

EARN CASHBACK Check websites like Quidco and TopCashback BEFORE you place your order. Cashback websites PAY you to shop. All you have to do is click through their links and the money is added to your online account, usually within 14 days.

How much will my River Island delivery cost?

Standard delivery comes in at £3.99 and your purchases will take three to four working days to arrive.

But you can have free delivery if you spend more than £65 – which you’ll need to do if you want to take advantage of the 20 per cent discount.

For next day or nominated day delivery you will have to shell out £5.99.

Click and collect from a River Island store is also available and is free, but it can take up to four days.

The process can be expedited but express or next day collection will set you back £5.99.

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