BOXING sensation Amir Khan steps into the kitchen swapping his gloves for a pinny as he appears on Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast.

And the Bolton-born sportsman is in for a treat as chef Jamie Oliver attempts to recreate Amir's boxing hero, Muhammad Ali's favourite dish, a rack of lamb.

The special unseen episode airs this Friday, with Amir as their duo's special guest.

Coronavirus has meant filming for the new series has had to be postponed and this week's was filmed in 2019.

Amir is quizzed on his boxing career, his culinary skills, growing up in Bolton ­— and meeting his boxing hero.

The boxer tells the two that winning a silver medal in the lightweight division at the 2004 Olympics, becoming at the age of 17, Britain’s youngest-ever boxing Olympic medalist, was his greatest achievement to date.

And the 34-year-old is delighted when Jamie offers to cook up Ali's favourite dish, leaving Amir in the kitchen to serve the rack of lamb to waiting customers in the Southend-on-Sea restaurant.

Amir recalls: "My dad inspires me in life, he always pushes me.

"With regards to boxing, it is Muhammad Ali. I met him and I was speechless, I couldn't say anything, I'm his biggest fan and could not believe he was sitting in front of me.

"I love the way he was not afraid to talk about what he believed in and also the charity work he did. I respect him more for what he did outside the ring."

The married father-of-three admitted his New York-born wife Farayal is the cook in the family creating East/ West fusion dishes.

He said: "I try to get involved a little bit but get into trouble for making a mistake ­— but I can cook a full on breakast!"

And Amir's parting shot on the show was confessing walking to the ring to Amarillo wasn't the best song to prepare him for fight.

"I still kick myself, it was that song by Peter Kay, because Peter Kay is from Bolton so they thought lets put the two together.

"A song is going to help pump you up and get you ready for a fight ­— but not that song!"