'Uncomfortable' former BBC presenter accuses Amir Khan of sexual advances

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'Uncomfortable' former BBC presenter accuses Amir Khan of sexual advances

A former BBC presenter has accused Amir Khan of sexual advances.

Suzi Mann, who presented BBC Asian Network’s Official Asian Music Chart Show, claims the married father-of-three made the approach after she hosted a concert in Manchester. Presenter Suzi accused the boxer of 'flirting' and 'making sexual advances' with her on WhatsApp as well as calling her and leaving voicemails.

Suzi said she did not feel 'comfortable' with his behaviour and tried to 'remain professional' amid his escalating approaches.

Posting a picture of herself and the I'm A Celebrity star in 2016 - which has since been taken down from Instagram - Suzi wrote: "I first met Amir Khan in 2016 whilst I was hosting Arijit Singh in Manchester! A couple of days after the concert, I started receiving WhatsApp messages from an unknown number, with someone claiming to be Amir Khan! I immediately had to ask, actor or boxer? Unfortunately it was the latter!

'Uncomfortable' former BBC presenter accuses Amir Khan of sexual advances eideziqkeiqhhinvSuzi Mann has accused Amir Khan of making sexual advances after first meeting the boxer in 2016
'Uncomfortable' former BBC presenter accuses Amir Khan of sexual advancesAmir and his wife have reportedly separated after he was accused of sexting other women (amirkingkhan/Instagram)

"On a more serious note, these messages continued and then I started to receive calls and voicemails from Amir Khan himself. Now I've been in this industry too long to not know when someone is flirting and making sexual advances. This was not something I felt comfortable with and I chose to not entertain it, but remained professional."

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Suzi's claim comes in the wake of Amir's separation from his wife Faryal Makhdoom after the boxer reportedly begged a model for photos while asking her to meet up with him. Admitting he shouldn't have "commented on this woman’s picture saying ‘nice’", Amir said he is ready to get help for his sexting problem.

"Maybe I do need help to stop me from messaging other women," he told The Sun. The boxer added: "I am willing to go to ­therapy to stop me sending texts to women who aren’t my wife. I think nowadays with mental health issues, any help goes a long way. It’s definitely something I would do. Things like that do help, so maybe it’s something to think about.

"You get bored and start making mistakes. If I’m not careful, I will get myself into trouble - especially with the wife. She will end up saying, ‘I’ve had enough’."

Faryal is said to have confronted her husband at their home in Dubai in July after she heard about him begging a model for saucy pictures. "U look good on g string," Khan reportedly wrote in one of the messages. He also promised to delete any received photos.

Reports claim Amir and Faryal are splitting their time between England and Dubai while continuing to co-parent their children, but have not yet filed for divorce as the model decides whether or not their marriage is definitely over.

The Mirror has contacted Amir's reps for comment on this story.

* This story has been amended after publication to clarify that Suzi Mann claimed Amir Khan made 'sexual advances' and was not accusing him of 'sexual harassment'.

Victoria Johns

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