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Monday 19th August 2019

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Karim Zeroual confirmed as seventh contestant

The presenter said he's "pinching" himself

Karim Zeroual has been announced as the seventh Strictly Come Dancing contestant for this year's series.

The CBBC presenter will be taking to the dance floor alongside Emma Barton, David James, Chris Ramsay, Saffron Barker, Catherine Tyldesley and Mike Bushell.

Karim said he's looking forward to having the "skimpiest of clothes, the widest of flares, the brightest of colours and the tallest Cuban heels a guy can find".

Read more: Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Mike Bushell confirmed as sixth contestant

He 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 heels a guy can find!

To be offered the chance to take part in Strictly is dumbfounding.

"The more flamboyant the better… sequins galore please!!"

The line-up for this year's series is growing quickly.

Karim said he's excited to do Strictly (Credit: BBC)

On Friday, it was revealed that BBC Breakfast sports presenter Mike was the sixth contestant.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, he said: "It feels like a weird dream. I've known a few weeks.

"I thought they'd got the wrong person, genuinely.

"Because for years people have got me confused with Chris Hollins, who won in 2009.

"This happens every week, someone says, 'Can I have a selfie?' They're in the middle of the selfie, 'My partner loved you on 'Strictly', and I'm thinking, 'Do I say I've never been on 'Strictly' or do I keep quiet.'"

Meanwhile, on Thursday's edition of This Morning, actress Catherine confirmed she will be competing in the series this year.

Catherine said: "I'm so excited. My husband [knew], he's thrilled to bits. I told my best friend and he started laughing. The history is I can't really dance.

"I can't dance. I love to dance on a night out if I've had a few drinks, but that is it. I am literally terrified. I'm going to struggle to remember things [like the choreography].

Catherine admitted she can't dance (Credit: ITV)

Read more: Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Saffron Barker confirmed as fourth contestant

"I always thought I need to do this. It's going to be like therapy. It's going to be a real challenge for me."

Strictly returns to our screens this autumn.

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