Claire King (born Jayne Claire Seed on 10 January 1963) is an English actress who is best known for playing the role of Kim Tate in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale and Karen Betts in Bad Girls. She has appeared in the fourth series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2006, Safari School in 2007 and was a Housemate in Celebrity Big Brother 14.
However she is set to return to our screens on a regular basis on the cobbles of Coronation Street where true to form she will be doing what she’s oh so good at, being the next soap villain and queen bitch. Her charater is bound to ruffle a few feathers with Carla Connor and go toe to toe with Tracy Barlow. We can’t wait!