Citizen Khan’s running Birmingham

Local star spotted during filming.

Birmingham had an unlikely fitness guru on its turf as Adil Ray filmed scenes for BBC1 sitcom Citizen Khan around the city.

The series is set in Birmingham and as part of the character’s comical mission to get fit, Mr Khan could be seen ‘jogging’ around the Council House, Cathedral Park and Selly Oak Park.

Adil caught Birmingham’s public by surprise as many stopped to watch the filming and take selfies with their much loved community leader Mr Khan.

One passer-by, Sandra Link (@xsan73x), tweeted: “Just saw @adilray filming a scene from Citizen Khan – sometimes I love working in the city centre.”

Speaking of the upcoming series, Adil Ray, who plays Sparkhill’s self-appointed community leader said: “Mr Khan starts a fitness regime and finds himself training with son-in-law Amjad (Abdullah Afzal) around Birmingham. I wanted to film around the Council House, which is a beautiful part of Birmingham, and in one of the city’s parks. Most people would jog but Mr Khan just waddles and takes as many short cuts as possible in his bid to get fit.”

You can find out how Citizen Khan gets on with his fitness regime in the fourth series of Citizen Khan on BBC1 this Autumn.