Blog posts about Claudia Winkleman

Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman’s terrified of taking over from Sir Bruce & won’t dance with Tess Daly

Claudia Winkleman, Tess Daly

When it was announced earlier this year that Sir Bruce Forsyth was retiring as host of BBC dance show Strictly Come Dancing, it was evident that whoever took over from him would have some big shoes to fill…

And in the event, former It Takes Two presenter Claudia Winkleman landed the job, however, she’s confessed this week that she’s “terrified” of taking over from the iconic entertainer, given that she knows how popular he was with the show’s viewers. Read more & comment »

Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman denies Tess Daly rivalry, saying “There are no issues”

Claudia Winkleman, Tess Daly

When Sir Bruce Forsyth first announced he was retiring from Strictly Come Dancing and therefore wouldn’t be back as host this year, it was mooted that long-serving presenter Tess Daly may take over from the legendary entertainer…

However, after weeks of speculation, it was confirmed that former It Takes Two star Claudia Winkleman would in fact replace Sir Bruce, so inevitably, rumours of a rift between Tess and Claudia – intimating Tess’ jealousy at being overlooked for the job – began. Read more & comment »

CONFIRMED! Claudia Winkleman to replace Bruce Forsyth on Strictly Come Dancing 2014!

Claudia Winkleman, Tess Daly

Ever since it was confirmed that Sir Bruce Forsyth would be hanging up his dancing shoes, the rumour mill has been in over drive regarding his replacement.

The BBC confirmed this evening that Claudia Winkleman will replace Bruce, and will become Tess Daly’s co-host.
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Tess Daly & Claudia Winkleman new Strictly Come Dancing 2014 hosts? Darcey Bussell says YES

Tess Claudia

BBC bosses have reportedly appointed Claudia Winkleman as Bruce Forsyth’s replacement on Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

The stunning presenter has been stepping in for the octogenarian for the Sunday night results show for the last few series’ and insiders say the arrangement worked so well that producers have decided to make her full time host, along with long running face of the show. Tess Daly.

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Claudia Winkleman replacing Bruce Forsyth on Strictly Come Dancing 2014

Tess Claudia

Claudia Winkleman is reportedly being offered the job as full time co-host on Strictly Come Dancing this year, alongside her old pal Tess Daly.

The stunning star already fronts the results show with her pal, after Bruce Forsyth asked bosses for a lighter schedule when he returned to present the BBC show a few years ago.

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Strictly Come Dancing: Claudia Winkleman favourite to replace Sir Bruce Forsyth! Graham Norton & Anton Du Beke also in the running!

Claudia Winkleman Bruce Forsyth

Since Sir Bruce Forsyth announced that he’s retiring from Strictly Come Dancing, speculation about who will replace him has been rife…

However, top bookmaker Ladbrokes have revealed today that they’re sure Claudia Winkleman is going to land the job, so she’s become their odds-on favourite.

But of course, a number of other stars are in the running to take over from Sir Bruce, including chat show host and comedian Graham Norton, and Strictly pro Anton Du Beke. Though at 100/1 it seems former Strictly contestant John Sergeant is highly unlikely to be offered the job! Read more & comment »

Strictly Come Dancing bosses want Claudia Winkleman to take over from Sir Bruce Forsyth, but do you?

Claudia Winkleman Bruce Forsyth

As fans of Strictly Come Dancing will surely know, veteran presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth has announced this week that he’s retiring from the show, and at the age of 86, one can hardly blame him.

However, there was some debate as to whether the decision to leave the hit BBC show was in fact Bruce’s own or that of BBC Controller Charlotte Moore, but that’s a claim that Bruce denies, and insisted, “It was my decision.” Read more & comment »

Who will replace Bruce Forsyth on Strictly Come Dancing? Anton Du Beke?


Bruce Forsyth has literally just announced his decision to step down from Strictly Come Dancing, meaning that a very lucrative and high profile job has opened at the BBC.

The 86 year old star has fronted the BBC dance show with Tess Daly since 2004 but now thinks the time is right to ride off into the sunset. He will be back to host the odd Christmas special and Children In Need segment.

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Strictly Come Dancing: Bookies predict Sir Bruce Forsyth to continue presenting for another year

Tess Bruce

This years Strictly Come Dancing is all over and we’re sure you’ll agree it was an incredible year where Abbey Clancy and her professional dancing partner Aljaz Skorjanec were crowned the winners on Saturday night.

For presenter Bruce Forsyth though his future on the show has been in question after he missed three live shows throughout the series though we’re sure he’s not ready to throw in the towel quite yet.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Len Goodman backs “witty” Claudia Winkleman to replace Sir Bruce Forsyth?!

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Since it was first mooted that this could be Sir Bruce Forsyth’s last year as the host of Strictly Come Dancing, there has been speculation that Claudia Winkleman could be in line to step into the role…

However, fans of the show are pretty much split down the middle in their view of Claudia becoming the new Brucie, and while she has an ardent and loyal bunch of fans, other viewers have claimed they would stop watching the show if Claudia landed the role as main presenter.

But it seems that judge Len Goodman would back her to take over from the veteran entertainer Bruce, and has described Claudia as “witty” and “marvellous.” Read more & comment »