It won’t be a surprise to anyone who cared enough to keep a close eye on social media over recent weeks, but the BBC have confirmed that Claudia Winkelman will join Tess Daly as co-host on the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Tess and Claudia are no strangers to hosting together on Strictly, having formed a formidable partnership presenting the Sunday night results show for the last three series.
Tess Daly: “I’m so pleased that I’ll be working with Claudia – she’s long been part of the Strictly family and I’ve loved doing the Sunday show with her. It’s really exciting having two women host the show, and we are great mates so there’ll be lots of fun to be had on and off the dance floor, and of course I’ll look forward to being reunited with Brucie for the Children in Need and Christmas shows.”
Claudia Winkleman: “I have loved Strictly since the second it appeared on our screens and I am honoured and thrilled to now be part of the Saturday night team. Working alongside Tess is always fantastic and I can’t wait to spend the weekends with her, our amazing dancers and the greatest judging panel on the planet. Sir Bruce is a living legend and we’ll all miss him very much.”
Strictly Come Dancing returns in the Autumn to BBC ONE