Claudia Winkleman
Name: Claudia Winkleman
Occupation: TV Show Host
Gender: Female
Height: 165 cm (5' 5'')
Birth Day: January 15, 1972
Age: 48
Birth Place: London, England
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman was born on January 15, 1972 in London, England (48 years old). Claudia Winkleman is a TV Show Host, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Nationality: England. Approx. Net Worth: $12 Million.

Trivia

She hosted a dating game show called Three's a Crowd.

Net Worth 2020

$12 Million
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Physique

Height Weight Hair Colour Eye Colour Blood Type Tattoo(s)
165 cm (5' 5'') N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Before Fame

She graduated from New Hall, Cambridge with a degree in art history.

Biography

Biography Timeline

1979

Winkleman was born in London to a Jewish family. Her parents divorced when she was three, and both remarried in 1979. Her mother married Nicholas Lloyd, becoming Lady Lloyd in 1990. Winkleman's father married children's author Cindy Black.

1992

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).

1997

Winkleman also presented a number of gameshows including the dating show Three's a Crowd, LWT show Talking Telephone Numbers, the second series of Granada TV show God's Gift and Fanorama. In 1997 she was the co-host of children's Saturday morning TV show Tricky. She was also an occasional team captain on a gameshow called HeadJam, hosted by Vernon Kay.

2000

In June 2000, Winkleman married film producer Kris Thykier at Marylebone Town Hall. They live in Westminster's Connaught Square and have three children.

2001

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.

2003

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.

2004

Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, which started in 2004, was devised as a companion show to run conjoined with the second series of Strictly Come Dancing, and continues to run to date. It follows a similar format to the one Winkleman made popular on Fame Academy, and sees the presenter deliberating and dissecting the ins and outs of the main competition, accompanied by an array of dance experts, assorted guests and the competitors themselves. The show is aired every weekday at 6:30pm on BBC Two throughout the course of the series. The show's four judges also appear regularly on the programme.

2007

Winkleman presented many prime time 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. The show was broadcast live in conjunction with the ceremony itself, running right through the night into the early hours of the morning. Winkleman has made many guest appearances on panel and talk shows, including: Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You, Friday 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.

In 2007, she manned telephones at the BT Tower for the Disasters Emergency Committee in response to problems in Darfur. In May 2007, she helped relaunch The National Missing Persons Campaign, and also supported a Christmas campaign by the charity Refuge, which aimed to stop domestic violence.

2008

In June 2008, Winkleman was featured in Heat magazine with no make-up on, as part of a stand against the excessive airbrushing of prominent women, which she described as "pretty terrifying".

2009

In March 2009, Winkleman was announced as the host of the new series of Hell's Kitchen on ITV1. She fronted the nightly show live from the restaurant in East London in its fourth series in the spring. On 14 November 2009, she appeared on the main show of Strictly Come Dancing to present backstage, due to main presenter Bruce Forsyth being on sick leave. She co-hosted the show with Tess Daly and guest presenter Ronnie Corbett.

2010

On 29 March 2010, she was named as one of the new co-presenters of the Film programme, replacing Jonathan Ross. The Guardian stated, through her recent hosting of Sky Television's coverage of The Oscars, Winkleman had "proved both a passionate and engaging advocate of cinema", while her husband Kris Thykier is a film producer with credits on several mainstream releases.

She hosted a weekly show on BBC Radio 2 every Friday night between 10pm and midnight called Claudia Winkleman's Arts Show consisting of interviews with people from the arts 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.

2011

On 18 March 2011, Winkleman was one of the presenters of BBC's Comic Relief. In 2012, she was one of the judges and the host of the FilmNation shorts at the British Film Institute, which as part of the Cultural Olympiad for London 2012, encouraged young people aged 14–25 to get involved in film making.

2012

In 2012, it was announced that Zoë Ball would be the regular presenter of Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, with Winkleman's involvement in Series 10 of the show being limited to co-hosting the Sunday night results show with Tess Daly. Winkleman continues to host the Sunday night results show for Strictly Come Dancing.

2013

On 2 April 2013, Winkleman began presenting the BBC Two sewing competition The Great British Sewing Bee, until the show went off air in 2016.

2014

On 8 May 2014, it was announced that Winkleman would replace Bruce Forsyth as co-presenter, with Tess Daly, of the main Strictly Come Dancing show for the twelfth series.

On 31 October 2014, Winkleman's then eight-year-old daughter Matilda was taken to hospital after being seriously injured when her Halloween costume caught fire. Winkleman stated that the costume brushed against a candle in a Jack O'Lantern. Winkleman was subsequently replaced by Zoë Ball as host of Strictly Come Dancing for three weeks. This incident prompted the government to tighten the flame retardant standards of Halloween costumes.

2015

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.

2017

She currently presents her own Sunday night show on BBC Radio 2 called Claudia on Sunday from 7–9pm. In June 2017, Winkleman covered for Steve Wright in the Afternoon from 2–5pm.

2018

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.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Claudia Winkleman is 50 years, 0 months and 5 days old. Claudia Winkleman will celebrate 51st birthday on a Sunday 15th of January 2023.

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