Blog posts about Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman replacing Bruce Forsyth on Strictly Come Dancing 2014

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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!

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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?

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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

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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 »

Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Is Claudia Winkleman the right person to replace Sir Bruce Forsyth? Bookies think so!

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It’s been revealed today that presenter Claudia Winkleman is the early favourite with Ladbrokes to replace Sir Bruce Forsyth – who as we reported earlier has warned that he won’t be around forever – on Strictly Come Dancing.

With Sir Bruce’s retirement on the horizon the bookies are looking ahead to his potential replacements, and it’s his stand-in host Claudia Winkleman who finds herself as the front runner with odds of 6/4. Read more & comment »

Strictly Come Dancing judges “at loggerheads” over whether Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman or Graham Norton should replace Sir Bruce Forsyth!

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Though of course Strictly Come Dancing presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth hasn’t yet retired, it seems the show’s judges are “at loggerheads” over who should replace the veteran entertainer when he does.

And apparently, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonoli can’t agree on whether Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman or chat show host Graham Norton should step into Sir Bruce’s tap-dancing shoes. Read more & comment »

Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Claudia Winkleman unlikely to replace Sir Bruce Forsyth? She says of hosting the show, “I hate it!”

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Fans of Strictly Come Dancing will know in the very first week of this year’s series, presenter Claudia Winkleman stood in for host Sir Bruce Forsyth after he had to pull out of filming due to having contracted ‘flu…

However, though she was widely lauded for her presenting skills, it would seem there’s little or no chance Claudia would ever take over the role of permanently presenting Strictly should Sir Bruce ever retire, as she’s claimed she hates hosting the show! Read more & comment »

Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Poor sick Bruce Forsyth pulls out of live show – replaced by Claudia Winkleman!

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Sir Bruce Forsyth won’t be on hand to front the third live show of the 2013 Strictly Come Dancing series it has been revealed this afternoon.

The 85 year old star has been hosting the show with Tess Daly ever since the show’s inception but won’t be on set tomorrow evening, as he’s fallen ill with the flu.

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