Claudia Winkleman Bio, Age, Family, Television, Radio Career and BBC

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Who is Claudia Winkleman?

Claudia Winkleman 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 Dancings main results show on Sunday nights with Tess Daly on BBC One and since 2014 has been the main co-host alongside Daly on a 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.

Claudia Winkleman’s Career

Television career


In 1992, she began appearing frequently in the long-running BBC series Holiday, and this continued throughout the mid-1990s. This culminated in a special documentary in which she travelled around the world for 34 days reporting from Japan, India, Costa Rica and Dubai. Throughout this period, she appeared as a reporter on other shows, particularly This Morning interviewing various celebrities. During the late 1990s, Winkleman presented a number of programmes on smaller digital channels. She had a stint on the cable channel L!VE TV but soon left to pursue other projects. In 1996, Winkleman hosted Granada programmes God’s Gift (taking over from Davina McCall) and Pyjama Party (co-hosted with Katie Puckrik and Michelle Kelly).

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Winkleman’s first major television job was in 2001, on the regional discussion programme Central Weekend. Between 2002 and 2004, Winkleman began her first daily TV role when she hosted the BBC Three Entertainment update show Liquid News, taking over from Christopher Price on the now-defunct BBC Choice. She shared the presenting duties with Colin Paterson, and later Paddy O’Connell. The show featured celebrity interviews.

In 2003, Fame Academy appointed Winkleman to present a daily update show on BBC Three, in conjunction with its second series. She repeated the show in 2005 for the much shorter celebrity version Comic Relief Does Fame Academy. Also in 2005, Winkleman co-hosted The House of Tiny Tearaways, a BBC Three reality TV show. She also began hosting Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, a supplementary programme to Strictly Come Dancing, taking over from Justin Lee-Collins.


Winkleman presented many primetime programmes. In 2007, she took over from Cat Deeley as the main host for the third series of Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, co-hosting with Patrick Kielty. She co-hosted the inaugural Eurovision Dance Contest 2007 alongside Graham Norton for BBC One in September of that year and again in 2008. She co-presented the UK selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 called Eurovision: Your Decision, this time accompanied by Eurovision stalwart Terry Wogan. In March 2008, Winkleman rekindled her partnership with Kielty when the pair hosted the final leg of Sport Relief 2008.

In 2007, Winkleman was the face of Sky Movie Premiere’s coverage of the 79th Academy Awards, repeating it for the 80th Academy Awards in 2008. Winkleman has made many guest appearances on the panel and talk shows, including Never Mind the BuzzcocksWould I Lie to You?Have I Got News for YouFriday Night with Jonathan Ross and Lily Allen and Friends. In February 2008, she appeared on the British version of the comedy improvisational show Thank God You’re Here, hosted by Paul Merton.


On 2 April 2013, Winkleman began presenting the BBC Two sewing competition The Great British Sewing Bee, until the show went off the air in 2016. Later in 2015, she appeared on The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz. In May 2015, she appeared on an episode of Watchdog on BBC One. In November 2016, Winkleman presented the one-off BBC special Bublé at the BBC with Michael Bublé. From 2018, she presents Britain’s Best Home Cook and The Makeover Show for BBC One.

In May 2018, Winkleman co-presented The Biggest Weekend on BBC Two and BBC Radio 2. In 2018, she starred in a TV commercial for Procter & Gamble’s Head & Shoulders Suprême premium shampoos and conditioners designed for women. The commercial differs from a typical hair ad as it is ‘completely unscripted’ and tailored for Claudia, who is best known for her impromptu live presentations and quirky sense of humour.


Winkleman started her journalism career as a travel writer, writing columns about her various worldwide excursions. She did so in The Sunday Times and The Independent but also contributed to the free daily London paper Metro in a similar capacity. As her television career and family evolved, she travelled less and began to write more general work, opinion-led lifestyle journalism about womanhood, sex and relationships. She wrote for Cosmopolitan and Tatler amongst others. Between 2005 and 2008, she wrote a regular weekly column for The Independent called Take It From Me.

Radio work

In April and May 2008, Winkleman hosted a six-part comedy quiz series taking a humorous look into the week’s celebrity gossip, called Hot Gossip. The show was broadcast on a Saturday afternoon on BBC Radio 2; points were awarded to those who dished out dirt. The show featured many famous pundits, including Will Smith, Phil Nichol, Jo Caulfield, Rufus Hound and Jonathan Ross’ brother, Paul.

She hosted a weekly show on BBC Radio 2 every Friday night between 10 pm and midnight called Claudia Winkleman’s Arts Show consisting of interviews with people from the art world, as well as reviews and debate. In July 2010, Winkleman sat in for Dermot O’Leary. She covered for Ken Bruce on several occasions from 2012 until 2014. Later In April 2016, she began presenting her own Sunday night show on BBC Radio 2 called Claudia on Sunday from 7–9 pm. In June 2017, Winkleman covered for Steve Wright in the Afternoon from 2–5 pm.

In 2020, Claudia on Sunday was displaced from the schedules and subsequently ended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It was announced on 23 November 2020 that Winkleman had taken over the Saturday mid-morning slot on BBC Radio 2 from Graham Norton.

How Old is Claudia Winkleman?

Winkleman was born on 15 January 1972, in London, England. She is currently 49 years old.

Claudia Winkleman‘s Family

Who are Claudia Winkleman’s parents?

Winkleman’s parents divorced when she was three, both remarrying four years later. Her mother, Eve Pollard, married Nicholas Lloyd, becoming Lady Lloyd in 1990. Winkleman’s father married children’s author Cindy Black.

Does Claudia Winkleman have siblings?

Winkleman has no full siblings. Winkleman’s half-sister from her father’s second marriage is actress Sophie Winkleman, who is married to Lord Frederick Windsor. She also has a half-brother, Oliver Lloyd, from her mother’s second marriage.

Claudia Winkleman‘s Education

Winkleman was educated at the City of London School for Girls and New Hall, Cambridge, obtaining a Master of Arts in Art History.

Claudia Winkleman‘s Husband

Winkleman married film producer Kris Thykier at Marylebone Town Hall. They live in Westminster’s Connaught Square

Claudia Winkleman‘s Children – Kids

Winkleman has three children named Matilda Martha, Arthur and Jake Thykier.

Claudia Winkleman’s Net Worth

Winkleman has an estimated net worth of $12 million.


Winkleman stands at a height of 1.65 m.

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