Karim Zeroual bio: Age, height, family, partner, career highlights

Karim Zeroual bio: Age, height, family, partner, career highlights

Who is Karim Zeroual? He is a popular English television presenter and actor who rose to stardom after featuring in The Sparticle Mystery as Sadiq; the show aired from 2011 to 2015. The celebrity’s role as a contestant in Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 also increased his fame.

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Karim Zeroual Strictly Come Dancing’s star has also made notable performances in The Lion King at the Lyceum and The Far Pavillions at the Shaftesbury Theatre. He also had a short stint in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium.

Profile summary

  • Real name: Karim Zeroual
  • Date of birth: November 14, 1993
  • Place of birth: London, United Kingdom
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Actor, television presenter
  • Net worth: $1.5 million

Karim Zeroual biography

Karim Zeroual parents had their son in London, United Kingdom, on 14th November 1993. Karim Zeroual heritage is Moroccan, as his parents are of Moroccan descent.

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How old is Karim Zeroual?

As of 2020, Karim Zeroual age is 26 years old.

Who is Karim Zeroual brother?

The celebrity does not have a brother. He was raised alongside his sister by their mother, Carol.

What is Karim Zeroual parents nationality?

His parents are of Moroccan heritage.

Family life and education

Karim started acting at a very young age and his mother tried her best to enroll him in a drama school.

Karim Zeroual family was a single-parent family led by his mother Carol. Money was hard to come by and his mum struggled to raise money for her son's fees to get into drama school.

Even raising the funds for the train journeys to auditions in order to win a scholarship was a real struggle for his mother.

The actor told the Mirror via The Express:

I had a positive childhood – but not perfect... nothing in life is. It was a small, tight-knit family, but maybe not your normal family.

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He attended Sylvia Young Theater School and got the opportunity to act in the West End production of The Lion King.

How tall is Karim Zeroual?

Karim Zeroual height is 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m or 170 cm). He weighs approximately 65 kg (143 lbs). His eyes are brown, and he has black hair.

Has Karim Zeroual danced before?

The star told Newsround that he did a bit of dance training while he was at theatre school but that he had not danced in years.

In an interview held by FUBAR Radio, Amy Dowden shut down Karim Zeroual dance experience claims. She said:

He did musical theatre as a child, but to be honest, that doesn't always help you. You've either got it, or you haven't. I know some people think: 'Ooh, he's got dance experience, it helps.'
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Karim Zeroual partner Amy Dowden continued:

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But I say it's like languages; if you can speak Spanish, it doesn't mean you can speak Italian.


The star has been a great actor since he was a child. In 2006, he was featured in an episode of the British soap opera titled EastEnders. However, his breakthrough role as Sadiq in The Sparticle Mystery, a BBC television series, is what popularized him.

Television series

Karim Zeroual Strictly Come Dancing superstar has featured in many television series throughout his career. Some of the TV shows which he has a been a part of are:

  • 2006 - EastEnders as Ali
  • 2014- Da Vinci's Demons as a thief
  • 2011-2015- The Sparticle Mystery as Sadiq
  • 2017-2018-Saturday Mash-Up
  • 2018- Midlands Today
  • 2019- A Week to Beat the World
  • 2019- Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two
  • 2020- Central Tonight
  • 2020- The One Show
  • 2020- Sport Relief 2020
  • 2020- Sport Relief: The Heat Is On

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Net worth

Karim Zeroual CBBC presenter has accumulated a lot of money from his career. As of 2020, he is enjoying a net worth estimated to be about 1.5 million dollars.

Is Karim Zeroual gay?

No, he is not. He previously dated Poppy-Hannah Birtwistle, a University of Manchester student. Poppy was Karim Zeroual girlfriend from 2016 to 2019, when their relationship ended after he sent flirtatious messages to an office worker named Rebbecca Perrins.

A report by The Sun revealed that Rebecca said that the TV star had started talking to her over Instagram in April 2018 and they had swapped "hundreds of really flirty messages".

Zeroual even offered to pay for Rebbecca to travel from her home in Warrington down to London so he could see her.

Rebecca told The Sun:

He told me once things calmed down for him, we could become official.

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Is Karim Zeroual in a relationship?

The actor broke up with his girlfriend of three years in December 2019, and there has been no new information about a new girlfriend.

Social media presence

Karim Zeroual EastEnders’ star is active on various social media platforms. Karim Zeroual Instagram account has over 85.5k followers. The celebrity is also on Twitter, where he has at least 16.5k followers.

Karim Zeroual is a popular English television actor and presenter. He has been featured in many series over the years. His fans cannot wait to see him feature in many series in the future. The star is an aspiration to many upcoming actors and presenters.

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