Blog posts about Claudia Winkleman

Strictly Come Dancing: Mark Wright to leave next? Plus Sir Bruce Forsyth says Claudia Winkleman DIDN’T replace him

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When Sir Bruce Forsyth announced that he was retiring as the host of Strictly Come Dancing, the search for his replacement immediately got underway, and eventually, Claudia Winkleman was announced as taking over the job of presenting the long-running BBC show.

However, according to Sir Bruce, Claudia did not in fact replace him, and instead, his co-presenter Tess Daly was given his role while in turn, Claudia was brought in to be in a support role alongside Tess.

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Strictly Come Dancing viewers delighted by Claudia Winkleman return, but Tess Daly’s missing Bruce Forsyth

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Strictly Come Dancing viewers were delighted when host Claudia Winkleman returned to the show last night, but of course, given that her recent absence had been because she was at her daughter Matilda’s bedside in hospital – the 8-year-old suffered burns in an accident at Halloween – her comeback was an emotional one.

Claudia first revealed that she was headed back to the show on Twitter, writing, “I’m coming back to Strictly this weekend but am out of practice so please bear with me.” Read more & comment »

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Claudia Winkleman returning to show this weekend! CONFIRMED!

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It has been confirmed this evening that Claudia Winkleman IS returning to Strictly Come Dancing this weekend!

Claudia has been absent from Strictly for the past three weekends, and even missed the Blackpool special last week whilst she’s been taking care of her daughter, but she will make a triumphant return tomorrow night.
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Strictly Come Dancing: Where is Claudia Winkleman? Zoe Ball sends sympathy!

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Zoe Ball will be stepping in to fill the shoes of Claudia Winkleman once more this evening, as Strictly Come dancing moves to Blackpool for the first time this year.

The It Takes Two host was called to replace Claudia a fortnight ago, after her young daughter Matilda was involved in a horrific fire accident while trick or treating on Halloween. The girl’s costume caught flames while she was gathering treats from neighbours and she was rushed to hospital after being treated by ambulance staff for severe burns.

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Strictly Come Dancing: Claudia Winkleman WON’T be back! Ola Jordan & Steve Backshall friends?

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Fans of Strictly Come Dancing will know that host Claudia Winkleman has been absent from the show for the last couple of weeks as she’s been caring for her daughter Matilda, who suffered devastating burns after her Halloween costume caught alight when the 8-year-old strayed too close to a pumpkin lantern.

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Claudia Winkleman returning this Saturday in time for Blackpool?

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Claudia Winkleman is reportedly set to return to Strictly Come Dancing this weekend after being absent from the show for the past 2 weeks.

Sadly, Claudia’s 8-year-old daughter fell victim to a horrific accident on Halloween, after her dress caught fire from a small candle. Ever since, Claudia has spent every waking moment by her daughter’s bedside, which has resulted in her missing the past two Strictly Come Dancing shows.
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Strictly Come Dancing: Sick Twitter troll mocks Claudia Winkleman’s daughter over burns

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Last weekend, Strictly Come Dancing co-presenter Claudia Winkleman had to pull out of hosting the show alongside Tess Daly in order to be at her daughter Matilda’s bedside in hospital…

At the time, Strictly Come Dancing viewers were told only that one of Claudia’s young children was unwell, however, it later transpired that in fact, 8-year-old Matilda suffered terrible burns after the Halloween costume she was wearing caught on fire when the little girl strayed too close to a pumpkin candle. Read more & comment »

Strictly Come Dancing: Claudia Winkleman absent from show “indefinitely” as she cares for her daughter after burns horror

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Last weekend, It Takes Two presenter Zoë Ball stood in for Strictly Come Dancing co-host Claudia Winkleman – and as we reported at the time, fans of the show called for Tess Daly to be permanently replaced by Zoë – after it was revealed that Claudia had taken emergency time off to care for one of her children.

At the time, viewers were only told that one of Claudia’s children was unwell, however, as we reported yesterday, it transpired that in fact, Claudia’s eight-year-old daughter Matilda had been injured in a horrifying accident. Read more & comment »

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Claudia Winkleman’s daughter in terrifying Halloween burns accident!

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On Saturday evening, Claudia Winkleman missed the Strictly Come Dancing live show, in which Zoe Ball had to step in for her.

At the time, we were told that Claudia’s daughter was feeling a little unwell, but the extent of her ‘illness’ has been explained.

It has been revealed that Claudia Winkleman’s eight year old daughter was involved in a horrifying Halloween burns accident, in which her costume caught on fire.
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Strictly Come Dancing fans on Twitter want Zoe Ball to replace Tess Daly – do you?

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Fans of Strictly Come Dancing will know that ahead of the weekend’s Halloween themed show, presenter Claudia Winkleman had to pull out of co-hosting with Tess Daly after one of her children fell ill.

Consequently, It Takes Two presenter Zoë Ball stepped in and was an instant hit with viewers, many of whom took to Twitter to implore the BBC to ditch Tess and keep Zoë on full-time so that she and Claudia could preside over Strictly in future. Read more & comment »