Karim Zeroual: Who is Strictly Come Dancing star Karim Zeroual? Age, job, dance experience
Karim Zeroual was announced as the seventh celebrity contestant joining the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 line up. The news was announced earlier this morning (Saturday, August 3) at the CBBC Summer Social Festival. Zeroual will be joining Emma Barton, Chris Ramsey, David James, Anneka Rice, Saffron Barker, Mike Bushell and Catherine Tyldesley. Here’s everything you need to know about Karim Zeroual.
Who is Strictly Come Dancing star Karim Zeroual?Karim Zeroual is a television presenter on BBC's children's channel, CBBC. Zeroual has been a presenter on the channel since 2014.He is 19-years-old and of Moroccan and British descent. Speaking about joining the Strictly line up, Zeroual said: “To be offered the chance to take part in Strictly is dumbfounding, I’m pinching myself…! I’m so excited to be Strictlified. I want the lot. “The skimpiest of clothes, the widest of flares, the brightest of colours and the tallest Cuban heel a guy can find! The more flamboyant the better… sequins galore please!”Viewers may also recognise Zeroual from other presenting roles including BBC Young Dancer and Wimbledon Live.He is currently filming a new travel and sports documentary for CBBC called ‘A Week to Beat the World’.His new documentary will see him take three British kids to countries such as Guatemala, Brazil and Japan to play the countries national sports. WHO WON STRICTLY COME DANCING 2018?
Before becoming a presenter, Zeroual had a successful acting career on and off stage.He has appeared in shows including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, The Far Pavillions at the Shaftesbury Theatre and The Lion King at the Lyceum.Zeroual's television credits include EastEnders, Da Vinci’s Demons, Blue Peter, Top Class and Saturday Mash-Up.He is best known for playing Sadiq in The Sparticle Mystery between 2011 and 2015. WHO ARE THE STRICTLY COME DANCING JUDGES 2019?
Does Karim Zeroual have any dancing experience?Yes, Karim Zeroual does have some dancing experience from his background in musical theatre.He even attended the famous Sylvia Young Theatre School. However, Zeroual is not a trained ballroom dancer, so only time will tell how easy he can pick up the moves. Speaking to Strictly Come Dancing professional as the news was announced, Zeroual said: “Honestly I'm speechless it's so overwhelming, I'm so excited. I couldn't wait to tell everyone.”When asked if he could dance, Zeroual said: “I did a bit of dancing like street dance, but I'm no pro. Hopefully, I'm going to win it!“Zeroual’s professional dance partner on the show has not yet been revealed.The dancing couples will not be unveiled until the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 launch show at the end of August.WHO ARE THE STRICTLY PROFESSIONALS THIS YEAR?
Who are the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestants?So far, seven Strictly contestants have been announced. They are:Actress Emma BartonFootballer David JamesComedian Chris RamseyCoronation Streets Catherine TyldesleyYoutuber Saffron BarkerSports presenter Mike Bushell CBBC presenter Karim ZeroualExpress.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.Strictly Come Dancing 2019 returns in September on BBC One