Strictly Come Dancing star to become father for first time
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 09
Karim Zeroual is about to become a father aged 30 (Picture: BBC

is set to become a father in just weeks, he has announced.

The 30-year-old TV star took to with a sweet grid of pictures of him and pregnant partner Yaz, 23, and revealed they are expecting a little girl very soon.

‘It’s been a minute family!’ he said nodding to his recent absence online, continuing: ‘I’m back with my proudest news yet!

‘Baby Zeroual coming March 2024. You are so loved already baby girl.’

The EastEnders star was a runner up on series 17 of, for which he was partnered.

Meanwhile, Yaz took to her social media and said she and Karim are in their ‘mum and dad era’.

The pair seem over the moon (Picture: Instagram/Karim Zeroual)

‘In our mum n dad era,’ she wrote. ‘Baby Zeroual coming March 2024. You are so loved already baby girl.’

The pair’s relationship dates back to July 2021, when Jaz posted a carousel of herself and Karim looking super smitten.

Months before appearing on Yaz’s Instagram post, Karim was on the lineup of Celebs Go Dating alongside Joey Essex, Chloe Ferry, Kimberly Hart-Simpson, Sophie Hermann, Wayne Lineker, Curtis Pritchard, and Tom Zanetti.

On the show, Karim dated Whitney England.

Before entering the ballroom, Karim was dating university student Poppy Birtwistle, but they were .

During the show, the actor was he hadn’t fallen under the ‘Strictly curse’ with dance partner Amy, who was engaged at the time.

Yaz said they are in their ‘mum and dad era’ (Picture: @yazminngreene)
Karim and Yaz shared their first social media selfie in 2021 (Picture: Instagram/Karim Zeroual)

Speaking to Best magazine, he said: ‘Oh no – there’s nothing going on between me and Amy. I have a girlfriend,’ he insisted.

‘But Amy and I are really good mates – a bit too good.

‘We tease each other constantly, and it goes a bit far, and she nags me a bit – but look, it is all out of love.’

During the series, he and Amy were the first pair to be awarded 40 – that’s four full 10 points – including one from .

Judge  was loving it so much, she refused to sit down when the performance ended.

‘I can’t sit down!’ she exclaimed. ‘I just can’t sit down. I’m shaking, I feel like I’ve just done this dance, I would be dead before the end of it.’

The week before, the pair found themselves in the bottom two.

Despite topping the leaderboard, Karim missed out on the Glitterball trophy, with .

In May last year, Amy announced she had breast cancer, and she’s been ever since.