Boxer Amir Khan appeared on the This Morning show and hinted that his family may have leaked an explicit video of him as revenge for a recent family feud.
Chatting to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Faryal said: “We’re here to show that all the divorce rumours aren’t true. We’re not here to cause problems – we just want to show that our marriage is fine and we’re doing well.
“But we think this happened because of what’s going on. I feel like it was done by somebody close to us out of revenge.”
The presenters instantly pushed for clarification on what Faryal was implying and she responded: “I have no idea – it could be a jealous girlfriend passing it on or a former employee who was fired from the Amir Khan foundation. I’m not saying it’s a family member, but the timing is strange – it happened now for a reason.”
Amir was then quick to jump in. “It happened a long time ago before I was married and before I became a father. It’s somebody trying to put me down and dismiss all the charity work I do. It’s upset me more than anything.
“There’s a small sense of relief that it’s all out there, but it upsets me because I have a young fanbase. But I’m not going to let it get to me – I’m using it as motivation”.
Faryal then chimed in: “Being judged over something in the past is sad. Our marriage is brilliant. It’s going really well and we’re really strong. Our main priority is Amir’s next fight. We’re just shaking it all off and being happy.”
Amir ended the interview on a more optimistic note.
“It makes it very hard for me – I just want things to be back to normal. I speak to my parents now and again – things are getting better. Being in the US gives us some space to be alone.
“There’s definitely common ground between us all. I go into the ring to fight for a better life for everyone. I want us to live like a happy family.”
— This Morning (@thismorning) January 23, 2017