Saleyha Ahsan was one of 10 celebrities to join season three of Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls.
She joined stars such as Eric Roberts, Martin Kemp, Roxanne Pallett and more – all celebs who hold a certain degree of fame for some reason or another, whether that’s more infamy or not.
But Saleyha Ahsan is arguably not quite as famous as her fellow islanders. So it’s time we dug up some information about her. With that in mind, here are seven things you need to know about Saleyha Ahsan.
Saleyha Served in the Army
Saleyha served in the British Army as a British Army Captain.
She served in several countries, such as Bosnia. Here, her squadron leader was Brigadier Dr Kevin Beaton, who inspired her to study medicine.
Saleyha Was the First Muslim Woman to Graduate From Sandhurst
This is pretty impressive, right?
Saleyha was indeed the first ever Muslim woman to graduate from Sandhurst – graduating as a British Army Officer.
Saleyha is a Qualified A&E Doctor
Of course, Saleyha is a doctor – which makes her a pretty valuable person to have on the island. In fact, she’s probably the most valuable person on the island.
Saleyha graduated from the University of Dundee – she studied Medicine and earned an MBChB.
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Saleyha Has a Masters Degree
Saleyha seems to be one of those people who can just do everything.
Alongside her MBChB from the University of Dundee, Saleyha also has a Masters Degree in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex.
She can literally do anything.
She Has Presented Shows for BBC Two
Saleyha can also present TV shows, too, it seems.
She’s done much more TV work than just this show for the BBC, but her BBC Two show Trust Me I’m a Doctor is certainly her most famous and, so far, popular work.
Where is Saleyha From?
Saleyha was born and raised in Essex.
Where in Essex specifically, we hear you ask? A town called Barking.
That doesn’t mean much to us, but to all those reading from the land of Essex, we’re sure that’s mind-blowing.
What Ethnicity is Saleyha?
Saleyha has stated several times that while she was indeed born and raised in Essex, her roots are firmly in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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