television presenter

Karim started his career as a child in West End shows including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, The Far Pavillions at the Shaftesbury Theatre and The Lion King at the Lyceum, and has been a CBBC presenter since 2014, presenting directly from the CBBC HQ as well as numerous other titles, including BBC Young Dancer and Wimbledon Live. Karim is currently filming a brand new travel and sport documentary for CBBC called A Week To Beat The World, in which he takes three British kids to countries like Guatemala, Brazil and Japan to play the national sports and see if they can beat the locals at their own game.

His TV appearances include EastEnders, Da Vinci’s Demons, Blue Peter, Top Class and Saturday Mash-Up, and most notably the role of Sadiq in sci-fi drama The Sparticle Mystery, which ran for three series between 2011 and 2015 and has had over two million hits on BBC iPlayer to date.

Follow Karim on Twitter: @kayzer_1 and on Instagram: karim__zeroual

Karim will be taking part in the seventeenth series of Strictly and will dance with Amy Dowden


1Cha cha chaIf I Can’t Have You
2FoxtrotThe Way You Look Tonight
3SambaKung Fu Fighting
5SalsaWho Let The Dogs Out


WeekDanceCRHMMSBBT Total
1 Cha cha cha 8 8 7 8 31
2 Foxtrot 8 8 8 8 32
3 Samba 6 7 6 7 26
4 Tango 9 10 9 10 38
5 Salsa 8 10 9 9 36

CRH = Craig Revel Horwood
MM = Motsi Mabuse
SB = Shirley Ballas
BT = Bruno Tonioli
* In Week 5, Bruno Tonioli was away and was replaced by Alfonso Ribeiro as a guest judge