Belfast Telegraph

Claudia steps back on to Strictly

Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman is returning to the hit ballroom show this weekend.

The star has been absent in recent weeks to be with her eight-year-old daughter, Matilda, who was in hospital after her Halloween costume went up in flames while she was out trick-or-treating.

The mother-of-three was replaced on the main BBC One show by Zoe Ball after the accident.

Claudia and her film producer husband, Kris Thykier, have three young children - Jake and Arthur, as well as Matilda.

She landed landed the role of Strictly co-host, joining Tess Daly, in the autumn after Sir Bruce Forsyth decided to step down from the programme after a decade.

The presenter, the daughter of former newspaper editor Eve Pollard, had previously fronted the weekly results show and stepped in during Sir Bruce's occasional absences.

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