Claudia Winkleman is an award winning and BAFTA nominated presenter who is one of the most in-demand television hosts today. Combining mainstream appeal with her own brand of wit, she is the perfect host for any event, from large scale awards to more boutique affairs.
Claudia has successfully managed to claim ownership of two of the BBC’s flagship arts programmes by the clever means of attaching ‘with Claudia Winkleman’ to their titles, resulting in BBC Radio 2’s The Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman and BBC1’s Film 2015 with Claudia Winkleman and Danny Leigh.
When not discussing the latest Hockney exhibition or chatting about Spielberg’s most recent offering, Claudia loves nothing more than a twirl with Len Goodman. This had the potential to be quite awkward, so thankfully for all concerned the BBC devised Strictly Come Dancing. For the last three years Claudia co-hosted the results show with Tess Daly. Prior to this, Claudia indulged her love of fake tan hosting Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two on BBC2, getting all the behind the scenes gossip. In March 2015, she was awarded the RTS Award for Best Presenter. In May 2015, Claudia appeared on BBC 1′s Watchdog to give an exclusive interview to Chris Hollins about her daughter Matilda’s accident in 2014 and to highlight fire safety issues surrounding children’s fancy dress costumes.
In Autumn 2014, Claudia became the permanent host of the show, replacing Sir Bruce Forsyth, and teaming up with Tess for the main show. In March 2015, she hosted the The People’s Strictly, which will see the Strictly dancefloor open to members of the public for the first time ever.
Claudia is a huge supporter of Comic Relief and for the last few years has been one of the main presenters for both Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. Rather handily, in 2009, Comic Relief decided they needed more sequins and dancing in their campaign so called on Claudia’s knowledge of a ‘fleckle’ to host the first two series of Let’s Dance for Sport Relief/Comic Relief.
Claudia’s corporate portfolio ranges from presenting corporate DVDs for John Lewis, Clarks and BAA, to acting as MC for the Samsung 3D TV Launch and fronting campaigns for Cadbury’s and Air New Zealand, to hosting numerous awards ceremonies, including the British Fashion Awards 2010, the InStyle Awards, the HSBC Awards, the Campaign Digital Awards, the GQ Food & Drink Awards and the Glamour: Women of the Year Awards, among many others.
In 2020 Winkleman took over the Saturday mid-morning slot on BBC Radio 2 from Graham Norton.
Claudia is a regular contributor to The Independent and London’s Evening Standard. She graduated from Cambridge University with an MA Honours in History of Art.
"She'd present every TV show if we had our way!"
"Claudia was really great, she really did pull it off brilliantly! She had them eating out of the palm of her hand from the very start. I thanked her on the night, but please convey our most sincere thanks to her again."
The British Fashion Awards
“Claudia did very well. She had them eating out of her hands, she was very respectful of the industry and created a great atmosphere. Please thank her from all of us; we would love to work with her again.”
The UK Jewellery Awards