27 Facts About Claire King


Jayne Claire King was born on Jayne Claire Seed; 10 January 1962 and is an English actress.

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Claire King is known for her roles as Kim Tate in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale and Karen Betts in Bad Girls.

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Claire King has appeared in the fourth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2006, Safari School in 2007, and Celebrity Big Brother 14 in 2014.

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Claire King played Erica Holroyd in Coronation Street from 2014 until 2017.

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Claire King attended Harrogate Ladies College, and as a punk chose a career in the music business, as a disc jockey in a Leeds nightclub.

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Claire King then managed, sang and played keyboards in the Alternative Pop group Fidei and later To Be Continued as lead singer.

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In 1988, Claire King appeared in an episode of Wish Me Luck as a cinema usherette.

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Claire King had a role in an episode of Babes in the Wood as Angela.

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In 2004, Claire King had a role in an episode of the sitcom Down to Earth as Paula Wakeman, and appeared in one episode of Dalziel and Pascoe as Louise Russell in the episode entitled: "Still Waters".

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Later that year, Claire King played Madeline Jackson-Carter in four episodes of the hit drama TV show The Courtroom.

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Claire King later appeared as Janice Perry in an episode of Holby City called "Not Another Car Wreck".

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Claire King appeared in The Afternoon Play in the episode "The Good Citizen" as Joanna Clay, as well as Sally Parker in an episode of the TV series Donovan.

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In 2006, Claire King participated in the fourth series of the BBC reality show Strictly Come Dancing; she finished in sixth place overall.

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Claire King appeared in two episodes of the TV show The Pyramid Game.

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In 2008, Claire King appeared in the medical drama The Royal as Lucy Bayliss, in the episode "Slings And Arrows".

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Claire King appeared in the documentary Emmerdale 50000, which celebrated five thousand episodes of the TV programme.

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Claire King has appeared on lunch time chat show Loose Women several times as a guest.

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Claire King was a guest panellist in 2012 to mark 40 years of Emmerdale, and returned in August 2017 for two further guest panellist appearances.

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Claire King has appeared on day-time TV Show This Morning several times.

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In 2010, Claire King appeared and starred in the BBC Three sitcom The Gemma Factor as Betsy.

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Claire King appeared in the topical debate show The Wright Stuff on Channel 5 as a panellist for one episode.

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Claire King later went on a UK and Ireland tour of the comedy play The Naked Truth along with Liberty X singer Michelle Heaton.

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Claire King appeared in the documentary Emmerdale at 40: The Headline Makers marking 40 years of the soap opera.

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Claire King has appeared in several pantomime productions, including Jack and the Beanstalk and Snow White.

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Claire King appeared in the Channel 5 documentary TV's Nastiest Villains, presented by actress and author Joan Collins.

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Claire King entered the Celebrity Big Brother house to compete in the fourteenth series on 18 August 2014 as a housemate, but left the show on Day 16 due to illness.

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In 1994, Claire King married actor Peter Amory, who played her on-screen stepson Chris Tate in Emmerdale.

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