TV & Radio star
CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN IS ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN BROADCASTERS IN THE UK. SHE WON THE RTS AWARD FOR BEST PRESENTER IN 2015 AND HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR A BAFTA.
She is the host of Strictly Come Dancing (BBC 1) and the voice of Sunday nights on BBC Radio 2. She has previously written a weekly column for the Sunday Times Style Magazine for which she was nominated for Fashion Journalist of the Year at both 2017 and 2018’s Press Awards.
She previously presented four series of The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC 2) and was the host of BBC Film (BBC 1) for 6 years.
Claudia is a trustee of Comic Relief and regularly fronts the live television shows for both Red Nose Day and Sport Relief alongside spin off shows including Let’s Dance for Comic Relief/Sport Relief and the Comic Relief Danceathon. She also regularly appears as a guest on shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Great Big Quiz of the Year and Would I Lie To You.
As part of the Strictly family Claudia presented Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two before joining Tess Daly on the main show in 2014. The following year she hosted The People’s Strictly, opening up the dancefloor to members of the public for the first time.
- Arts & Culture
- Film & Theatre
- Food & Wine
Claudia has successfully managed to claim ownership of two of the BBC’s flagship arts programmes by the clever means of attaching ‘with Claudia Winkleman’ to their titles, resulting in BBC Radio 2’s The Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman which she hosted for six years and BBC1’s Film 2016 with Claudia Winkleman and Danny Leigh.
In 2014, Claudia joined Tess Daly to host for the main show. Prior to this, Claudia indulged her love of fake tan hosting Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on BBC2, getting all the behind the scenes gossip. She also hosted The People’s Strictly, opening up the members of the public for the first time ever.
In 2015, Claudia appeared on BBC 1’s Watchdog to give an exclusive interview to Chris Hollins about her daughter Matilda’s accident and to highlight fire safety issues surrounding children’s fancy dress costumes.
Claudia is a huge supporter of Comic Relief and for the last few years has been one of the main presenters for both Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. Rather handily, in 2009, Comic Relief decided they needed more sequins and dancing in their campaign so called on Claudia’s knowledge of a ‘fleckle’ to host the first two series of Let’s Dance for Sport Relief and Comic Relief. For Red Nose Day 2015, Claudia hosted the first ever Comic Relief Danceathon. 2013 saw her gamely stepping into the tent to take part in The Great Comic Relief Bake Off. After a few soggy bottoms it became apparent that baking may not be Claudia’s thing, however undeterred she branched off in a different direction of homemaking to present the brand new series The Great British Sewing Bee for BBC2. The fourth series began in 2016.
Having presented the Sky Premiere coverage of both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards it could be easily said that Claudia loves nothing more than dancing and films. This is true. However over the years she has presented many other things, some on TV and some on radio.
Claudia’s impressive corporate portfolio ranges from presenting corporate DVDs for John Lewis, Clarks and BAA, to acting as MC for the Samsung 3D TV Launch and fronting campaigns for Cadbury’s and Air New Zealand, to hosting numerous awards ceremonies, including the prestigious British Fashion Awards, the InStyle Awards, the BCSC Purple Apple Awards, Drapers Etail Awards, the HSBC Awards, the Carphone Warehouse Appy Awards, Quintessentially Awards, Clynol Business and Creative Awards, the New Media Age Awards, and the Campaign Digital Awards.
Claudia has presented the prestigious GQ Food & Drink Awards and the Glamour: Women of the Year Awards. In 2015 she won Presenter of The Year with Strictly co-host, Tess Daly. Alongside her Glamour Award, Claudia scooped up a Royal Television Award for Best Presenter and was nominated for a BAFTA with Strictly Come Dancing.
Claudia graduated from Cambridge University with an MA Honours in History of Art. She lives in London with her husband and three children.
Claudia was amazing…Just wanted to send a quick note – she was utterly wonderful – again! We can’t thank her enough for the energy and entertainment she brings to the awards. We all just love her.
BASE Awards 2016 – British Association for Screen Entertainment
To be a great host takes some serious talent and Claudia has it by the bucket load. She controls the audience brilliant, keeps the tone light and fun and thinks on her feet the whole time, she is superb. Very much looking forward to working with her again.
GQ FOOD & DRINK AWARDS 2016
Claudia was absolutely brilliant and flew through the awards in record time. We couldn’t have been happier.
ONE COUNTRYWIDE AWARDS, 2016
We just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of everyone at Vue to Claudia – the best host ever. We are all over the moon, it was a great night! Everyone was delighted and we think she is fantastic.
THE 13TH ANNUAL VUE AWARDS
Thanks so much…Claudia was really great, she really did pull it off brilliantly! She had them eating out of the palm of her hand from the very start. I thanked her on the night, but please convey our most sincere thanks to her again.
THE BRITISH FASHION AWARDS
Claudia was wonderful, a true professional! The audience loved her and she managed to keep them engaged throughout the awards, which can be quite tricky. She was very personal and everyone thought she was utterly wonderful! Definitely would love for her to do it next year.
BRITISH VIDEO AWARDS 2015
Claudia was absolutely superb… she had the audience captivated at in stitches from beginning to end! She engaged with our audience and guests, winners and presenters adored her.
GLAMOUR WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2015
Dear Claudia – I’d like to thank you again for your contribution to the event. The time and effort that you spent, not only in ensuring the Sale Awards and party were a success but also socialising and having pictures taken with our team, was really appreciated by everyone. You were the talk of the Sales team and feedback that I’ve seen so far has been amazing.
ROYAL MAIL CONFERENCE, 2015
Claudia was excellent…Claudia was personable, engaging and really good fun. She held the audience in the palm of her hand and was extremely congratulatory to all the winners. Claudia added her own style into the event and all guests thought she was fabulous!
THE LEARNING AWARDS, 2015
Claudia was a total star last night
SEVEN, THE SAINSBURY’S FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS 2015
Claudia was just fabulous. I really didn’t think we could top Richard Hammond at Southampton Boat Show or James Corden at London but Claudia was utterly charming, brilliantly professional and both Eddie Jordan and Robert Braithwaite worked extremely well with her.
SUNSEEKER, SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 2014
I just wanted to ask if you could please pass on our enormous thanks to Claudia for yesterday. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, really lovely and we were thrilled with her hosting. We particularly liked how natural and charming she was when presenting despite admitting that she was slightly nervous. I know that people were incredibly excited that she was hosting and she was very kind after the ceremony, posing for photos and speaking to the winners so this was really appreciated.
FILM NATION: SHORTS AWARDS 2012 AT THE BFI
I just wanted to send you a personal email to let you know how great Claudia was! She was the most down to earth, laid back nicest person to work with! All the girls on my team loved working with her. The feedback we have had on her hosting the show has been great and she presented the awards perfectly with a speedy, cheeky great personality! I hope she enjoyed the evening as much as we did. We would love to work with her again in the future…
THE DRAPERS ETAIL AWARDS
Claudia was fabulous and everyone thought she was the perfect co-host. We really thought she was great – extremely warm and the crowd loved her!
THE INSTYLE AWARDS
Claudia did very well. She had them eating out of her hands, she was very respectful of the industry and created a great atmosphere. Please thank her from all of us; we would love to work with her again.
THE UK JEWELLERY AWARDS