Karim Zeroual

Television Presenter

Karim is a television presenter best known for anchoring CBBC for the last six years.

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 and will star in Celebrity Best Home Cook which will hit our screens in January 2021 on BBC One.

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.

In the same year, Karim reached the final of the BBC’s flagship primetime entertainment show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ alongside professional dance partner Amy Dowden, where they finished in second place. 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’.

Karim appeared on Comic Relief’s 2020 Sport Relief challenge,  alongside Nick Grimshaw, Judge Rinder, Frankie Bridge & Krishnan Guru-Murthy which aired as a 60-minute documentary on BBC One in March 2020.