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Dr Amir Khan’s heartbreaking experience that made him ‘re-affirm’ why he became a GP

The experience strengthened his commitment to his profession

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Dr Amir Khan – host of How To Give Up Sugar (& Lose Weight) on Channel 5 – once revealed how a heartbreaking experience made him “re-affirm” why he became a GP.

Dr Amir Khan on How To Give Up Sugar
Amir in How to Give Up Sugar (Credit: Channel 5)

Dr Amir Khan on How To Give Up Sugar (& Lose Weight) and his life-affirming experience

Dr Amir is now a household name thanks to stints on GPs Behind Closed Doors and daily ITV magazine show, Lorraine.

Bradford-born Amir is also a practising NHS doctor who is regularly on the front lines.

Read more: Lorraine: Christine Lampard in hysterics as Dr Amir Khan’s mum calls him live on air

And, in a recent interview, he opened up about an experience that “re-affirmed” why he became a doctor in the first place.

But on the face of it the experience doesn’t seem like a positive one – in fact, it started off in heartbreaking fashion.

Dr Amir Khan on How To Give Up Sugar
Dr Amir is still a GP working on the front lines (Credit: Channel 5)

What happened to Amir?

In an interview with the Cyber Geek Girl website, Dr Amir said: “I got to know a family whilst looking after their father with terminal cancer, it was a really sad and drawn out experience.

“Sadly a year later, a child died in the same family.

“I saw them every day for weeks, supporting them and just being there for them,” he continued.

“They wrote me a lovely letter which still gets me very emotional today, but it just re-affirmed why I became a GP in the first place.”

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Dr Amir Khan at work (Credit: YouTube)

What does Amir do in How To Give Up Sugar?

Now Dr Amir is a popular and trusted face on our television screens.

And now, in tonight’s Channel 5 show How To Give Up Sugar (& Lose Weight), he puts his money where his mouth is.

Read more: Lose a Stone In 4 Weeks for Summer: Is Dr Amir Khan married – and why was Lorraine Kelly upset for him?

Dr Amir puts his own health on the line by consuming vast amounts of sugar in an attempt to turn himself into a sugar addict.

He then reveals what this has done to him physiologically and psychologically in a series of revealing diary-cam entries.

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