Claudia Winkleman: I’d leap up and down if Strictly won

"Bruce and Tess were on amazing form but there was just a magic to it this year..."

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Best job in TV?

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I’ll never be that funny, but oh, to be Miranda Hart. It doesn’t get better than that. Behind the camera I’d be in charge of hair. All hair. Have you ever touched a Velcro curler? Super fun. But seriously, Film 2013 is the best job in TV.

Worst job in TV?

Dressing up as an orange for Fruit Awareness Week. I did that too.

What do you love about TV?

The immediacy of working in, and watching live television. It’s terrifying, even if only two people are watching – which is normally the case if I’ve got anything to do with it – but it doesn’t matter because it’s still thrilling.

Which programme would you resurrect?

Dynasty – the outfits, Joan Collins, hairspray, shoulder pads and pregnant pauses. Oh, those meaningful looks, staring into the distance like they might have lost their keys.

What can’t you miss?

I never miss a Nigella show – even if she made a show called How to Make Rice, on at midnight on Christmas Day, I would stay up to watch it.

What should win the RT Audience Award?

I’d leap up and down if Strictly won it. Bruce and Tess were on amazing form but there was just a magic to it this year – and getting the Olympians, it was everything.

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The British Academy Television Awards are on Sunday 12 May at 8:00pm on BBC1