Claire King (born Jayne Claire Seed on 10th January 1962 in Bradford, West Yorkshire) has played Kim Tate in Emmerdale, from 1989 to 1999, and briefly returned in 2018 before returning more permanently the following year. Kim is often considered to be one of the greatest British soap characters of all time and is often referred to as The Soap Superbitch.
In 2006, Claire took part in Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with Brendan Cole. The couple were voted out in the eighth week. Claire then took part in the summer 2014 series of Celebrity Big Brother.