Karim is a television presenter best known for anchoring CBBC for the last six years and reaching the final of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2019.
In addition to his time on the channel he has hosted BBC’s Young Dancer of the Year & Wimbledon Live, as well as fronting events with the BBC National Orchestra and hosting numerous interviews at CBBC Summer Social events. In 2020, he presented BBC Bitesize, educating the nation’s children during lockdown.
In 2019 Karim filmed a brand new travel and sport documentary for CBBC called ‘A Week to Beat the World’, in which he took three British children to countries including Guatemala, Brazil and Japan to learn the national sport and compete against a local team, and will be filming Series 2 in 2020.
Reaching the final of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ alongside his dance partner Amy Dowden was a career highlight for Karim. He then went on to perform at arenas around the country on the official ‘Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour’.
As well as presenting, Karim has a huge passion for both acting and performing. Having trained during his formative years at the prestigious Sylvia Young Performing Arts School, followed by Urdang Performing Arts Academy. He has starred in numerous TV shows, including, ‘EastEnders’, ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ and ‘The Sparticle Mystery’, as well as on the West End stage in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and ‘The Lion King’.
In March 2020, Karim took part in the Sport Relief challenge, trekking across the Namibian desert, which aired as a 60-minute documentary on BBC One. And in early 2021 you can see him star in both Best Home Cook on BBC One and Celebs Go Dating on E4.
Karim is thrilled to be appearing alongside the rest of cast of ‘Here Come The Boys’ and performing in the West End this year.