Karen's professional ice skating partner was her fellow Dancing on Ice judge Nicky Slater.
Karen began skating at the age of 14.
Karen: I find it immensely satisfying watching kids progress from holding on to the barrier for dear life to free skating, and then, hopefully, going on to compete in championships. It's difficult to compare how it feels to win medals yourself as against watching kids you've coached going out and doing the same thing. Perhaps they are of equal importance.