Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi

Born in Tehran, Shappi Khorsandi was bought up in London after her family fled Iran following the Islamic Revolution as her satirist father, Hadi, criticised the Ayatollah.

She started comedy around 1997, and made her first appearance at Edinburgh in 2000 – as part of a triple-hander show with Russell Brand and Mark Felgate.

She made her solo debut in 2003, returning in 2006 and 2007 – the year she was nomianted for best breakthrough act at the Chortle Awards.

She has appeared on a number of Radio 4 programmes, including Quote... Unquote, Loose Ends, You and Yours, Midweek, Just A Minute, The Now Show and The News Quiz.

A book about her childhood experiences of growing up in London in the Seventies is due to be published in spring 2009.

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Shappi Khorsandi voted out of I'm A Celebrity

Comedian is the first to leave show

Shappi Shappi Khorsandi last night become the first star to be eliminated from this season of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The comedian came bottom of the public vote and was evicted from the jungle.

She burst into tears as she left, saying: ‘The comedienne appeared relieved to be out of the camp. 'I missed my children like crazy.’

Khorsandi, 44, had to leave  behind her two children, Genevieve. four, and Cassius, ten, to join  the 17th season of the ITV show.

Afterwards, she tweeted: ‘Out of Narnia! My fam weren't there to meet me as my baby girl has high temp. Cuddled up with my babies now. What a blast but SO happy to be out! Big love and luck to my campmates.’

After she emerged from the camp she told hosts Ant and Dec, 'I think I got off lightly!’ when it came to gruesome trials. Her biggest challenge was the tandem parachute jump that got her into the camp in the first place two weeks ago.. She also had to swim fully-clothed through a lake

She added: ‘I’m really relieved to be out, I feel like I had the most incredible experience and I’ll never forget it. And I’m gonna see the guys when they come out, so there’s no point missing people that you’re gonna see again.

‘I only got bitten by about 100,000 ants and some people had it a lot worse… Oh man it was amazing.’

Here are her highlights from the show:

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! airs nightly at 9pm on ITV. 

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Published: 2 Dec 2017

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