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Claudia Winkleman

Bringing her fun-loving nature to the show, Claudia has co-hosted Strictly Come Dancing with Tess Daly since 2014.

Claudia was born and raised in London, going on to attend Cambridge University and graduate with an MA Honours in History of Art.

The judges are divine. That's my favourite thing about Strictly. I want to live with them all.
Claudia Winkleman

She then moved into TV presenting, and hasn't looked back since. Across her glittering career Claudia has fronted a range of BBC TV shows, including Let’s Dance for Sport Relief, The Eurovision Song Contest, Comic Relief and The Great British Sewing Bee. She's also a familiar voice on the radio, hosting her own BBC Radio 2 show every Sunday.

In 2004 she landed the lead presenting role on Strictly's weekday companion show It Takes Two, eventually handing the baton over to Zoe Ball in 2012. Claudia then began co-hosting the Sunday night results show alongside Tess Daly, before joining her on the main show every Saturday in 2014.

Our weekends wouldn't be the same without her trademark mix of sassiness and smarts, as she sees our couples through their Strictly journeys.

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