Claire King (born Jayne Claire Seed; 10th January 1962 in Bradford, West Yorkshire) has appeared as Kim Tate in Emmerdale between December 1989 and January 1999 and briefly in October 2018 before returning permanently in March of 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.