Belfast Telegraph

Monday 27 April 2015

'No bandage dress' for Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman is co-hosting Strictly Come Dancing with Tess Daly
Claudia Winkleman is co-hosting Strictly Come Dancing with Tess Daly

Claudia Winkleman says she prefers to be "hidden, physically" even though she is set to co-host the new series of Strictly Come Dancing

The presenter, who will join Tess Daly on the prime time Saturday night dancing show, also described her trademark fringe as her "poncho".

Speaking to the Sunday Times Style magazine, Winkleman said she will never be seen in a bright figure-hugging outfit.

"I prefer to be hidden, physically. Let's just say you're never going to find me in an Herve Leger sky-blue bandage dress, a high pony and heels.

"You might find me slouched in the corner in a poncho. That's what my fringe is: a poncho," she said.

Asked why she works in television, Winkleman said she is a "mass of contradictions".

The presenter was full of praise for Daly, describing her as "adorable".

Adding: "We get on brilliantly and look after each other. She's got the best body you've ever seen in your life."

The new series will be the first without veteran host Sir Bruce Forsyth.

It returns to BBC1 for its 12th series next Sunday at 8pm.

Daly has co-hosted the show with Sir Bruce, 86, since it began in 2004 and was joined by Winkleman in 2011 to present the Sunday night results shows.

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