How old is Claudia Winkleman? She is married? And is your mother famous?

Claudia Winkleman is a television presenter and media personality who has appeared on our screens for decades.

But how did Claudia get her first big break? And what about her personal life? Here you will find answers to these and other questions.

How old is Claudia Winkleman?

Claudia was born on January 15, 1972 and has been 49 years old since January 2021.


Claudia has appeared regularly on British television since the early 1990s. (Image credit: SplashNews)

How did she first get famous?

Claudia started with an absolute dream job on television – as a tour guide.

In 1992 she appeared on Holiday, a BBC One show that sent its lucky hosts to various glamorous and exotic locations.

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She proved such a hit on the show that she hosted her own spin-off where she traveled around the world over a period of 34 days.

Her bubbly and relatable personality resulted in Claudia receiving various additional hosting spots – including the A-list interview for ITV.

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Claudia is now synonymous with Strictly Come Dancing (Image Credit: BBC)

She also hosted several game shows in the 1990s, including Three’s A Crowd.

From 2002 to 2004 Claudia worked as a daily entertainment reporter for BBC Three.

And since 2004 she has hosted Strictlys It Takes Two, the popular spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing.

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Flash forward to 2o14 and she became the official co-host of Strictly Come Dancing alongside Tess Daly.

Other standout roles include hosting The Great British Sewing Bee from 2013 to 2016 and hosting Sport Relief from 2010 to 2008.

She also did a lot of radio presentation work, including Claudia am Sonntag on BBC Radio 2 from 2016 to 2020.

Who is Claudia Winkleman married to?

Claudia is married to the film and television producer Kris Thykier. His recent works include producing the new Netflix show Fate: The Winx Saga and the Sky series Riviera.

The couple married in 2000 and they have three children together: Jake, 17, Matilda, 14 and Arthur, nine.

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Claudia with her husband Kris Thykier (Image credit: SplashNews)

What happened to Claudia Winkleman’s daughter?

The tragedy occurred in 2014 when her then eight-year-old daughter Matilda was hospitalized with burn injuries. Her Halloween costume was lit from a candle lantern while doing trick or treating.

She suffered severe burns on one of her legs, and Claudia continued to thank the NHS nurses for their care.

In her book, Quite, she wrote: “There have been moments in my life, the most terrifying, confusing, confusing – that made me believe that the greatest people who walk the earth are nurses.

“They’re nice, they’re smart, they work incredibly hard, they’re there to save us or to help us when saving just isn’t possible.

“You hold your hand when your child is being operated on, you hold your hand when the surgeon says there is bad news, you hold your hand when the doctor says the medication is not working.”

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Claudia and Tess Daly are best friends on and off the screen (Credit: ITV)

What is your fortune?

According to The expressClaudia Winkelman has an estimated net worth of £ 9.4 million.

Is your mother famous too?

Both of Claudia’s parents are pretty well known media personalities. Her mother, Eve Pollard OBE, is a former British tabloid editor and has written several bestsellers.

While Claudia’s stepfather, Sir Nicholas Lloyd, is a former editor of various tabloids.

Claudia’s biological father is Barry Winkleman, a former publisher. Eve and Barry split when Claudia was only three years old.

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Claudia’s mom Eve Pollard is also famous (Credit: SplashNews)

What is Claudia working on in 2021?

Lockdown doesn’t stop Claudia from still being one of the most sought after hosts on British television.

She is currently hosting Celebrity Best Home Cook on BBC One. And she is expected to return to her duties as a Strictly Come Dancing hostess later this year.

Meanwhile, their quirky ads for Heads & Shoulders will continue to air on television.

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Claudia with the best home cooking judges (Photo credit: BBC)

How to watch Celebrity Best Home Cook 2021

Celebrity Best Home Cook launches on BBC One on January 26th at 9 p.m.

Previous episodes can be streamed on BBC iPlayer.

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