Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman
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Claudia Winkleman at the
2008 BAFTA Television Awards
Born (1972-01-15) 15 January 1972 (age 49)
London, England
EducationCity of London School for Girls
Alma materNew Hall, Cambridge
OccupationTelevision presenter, film critic, radio personality, journalist
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)
Kris Thykier
(m. 2000)
Children3
Parent(s)Eve Pollard
Barry Winkleman
RelativesSophie Winkleman (paternal half-sister)
Sir Nicholas Lloyd (step-father)
Sally Soames (aunt)

Claudia Anne Irena Winkleman[1] (born 15 January 1972)[citation needed] is an English television presenter, film critic, radio personality, and journalist. Between 2004 and 2010, she presented Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on weeknights on BBC Two. Since 2010, she has co-presented Strictly Come Dancing's main results show on Sunday nights with Tess Daly on BBC One and since 2014 has been a main co-host alongside Daly on the Saturday night live shows, following the departure of Sir Bruce Forsyth. She has twice been nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance for her work on Strictly Come Dancing.

Winkleman was also the presenter of the BBC's Film..., replacing Jonathan Ross after his move to ITV in 2010. She was the co-presenter of Let's Sing and Dance for its first two series with Steve Jones. From 2013 and 2016 she presented the BBC Two series The Great British Sewing Bee.

  1. ^ The Cambridge University List of Members of the university (up to 31 December 1991), Cambridge University Press, 1991, p. 1491