Claudia Winkleman quits Strictly – It Takes Two

Popular host to leave hit Strictly Come Dancing spin-off

Claudia Winkleman will not front this year’s Strictly Come Dancing – It Takes Two. The presenter is expecting her third child with husband Kris Thykier in August, shortly before the programme is due to return.


“No more It Takes Two, I can’t believe it,” she said. “I will miss it so much. Everyone who watches knows how much I love the show. This year I’m dipping out, but can’t wait to watch it from the sofa.” She will, however, continue to co-host the Strictly Come Dancing results show with Tess Daly.


Rumoured replacements for Claudia include previous Strictly contestants Kate Garraway and Natasha Kaplinsky. News presenter Sian Williams is also tipped as a contender since she will not be staying with BBC Breakfast when production moves to Manchester.