Karen was partnered with former Corrie star Brian Capron for this year's show (2007) but they were voted out in the first week.
Karen and her dancing partner in Strictly Come Dancing, cricketer Mark Ramprakash won this year's show and also achieved the amazing top score of 40 points from the judges for their Salsa in the final.
Karen is married to Conrad Murray. They have a son named Callum.
Karen appeared in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing with Bill Turnbull.
Karen has been awarded "Teacher of the Year" in 2002 and 2003.
Karen has been awarded "The Most Outstanding Professional Latin American Couple" by The Ballroom Dancers Federation.
Karen has come runner up in the World Championships, the European Championships, and the British Open Championships.
Karen has won the United Kingdom Open To The World Championships, the British National Championships, the Open Italian Championships, the Yankie Classic Championships, the London Championships and the Osaka World Trophy Championships.
Karen has won the World Masters Championships and the International Championships
Karen retired from competitive dancing in 1999.
Karen was awarded the prestigious Carl Alan award for services to the dance world.
Karen and Bryan were named "the most outstanding professional Latin American couple" in 1995.
Karen's professional dance partner was Bryan Watson, a South African.
Karen turned professional in 1994.
Karen achieved East and West Coast Amateur Championship titles.
Karen moved to America when she was eighteen to compete.
Karen started dancing when she was five.
Karen was born in Bournemouth, England.
Karen (on her dance partner Bryan Watson): Watson was a god.
Karen (on her dance partner Bryan Watson): In every art form or sport, there's someone who comes along and is a phenomenon. Bryan was one of these.
Karen: To create a step and then see it copied around the world is an indescribable reward.
Karen (on taking part in Strictly Come Dancing): I thought that once the midnight bell had chimed, that was it for Cinderella. I didn't think a Prince Charming would come looking for me.
Karen (on taking part in Strictly Come Dancing): It's been five years since I've moved in a pair of three inch heels, and that in itself is going to be crippling.