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Claudia Winkleman biography

Date of birth : 1972-01-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : London, UK
Nationality : British
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2024-01-15
Credited as : Tv personality, television presenter, writer and journalist, British Academy Television Award, The Makeover Show, The Piano, One Question

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Unveiling the Dynamic Story of Claudia Anne Irena Winkleman



Claudia Anne Irena Winkleman (born 15 January 1972) is a prominent English television presenter, radio personality, writer, and journalist. Born in Westminster, London, she hails from a Jewish family and experienced early life changes due to her parents' divorce when she was three. Her mother, Eve Pollard, remarried Nicholas Lloyd, and her father later married children's author Cindy Black. Winkleman's family expanded with a half-sister, actress Sophie Winkleman, and a half-brother, Oliver Lloyd.

Raised in Hampstead, London, Winkleman pursued education at the City of London School for Girls and New Hall, Cambridge, where she earned a Master of Arts in Art History.

Early Television Career


Winkleman's television journey commenced in 1992 when she became a familiar face on the long-running BBC series "Holiday." Over the years, she showcased her versatility, reporting for various shows, including "This Morning," where she engaged with celebrities. During this period, she presented programs like "God's Gift" and "Pyjama Party."


Rising Presence:


In 2001, Winkleman marked a significant milestone with her role on the regional discussion program "Central Weekend." From 2002 to 2004, she hosted the BBC Three Entertainment update show "Liquid News," transitioning to the widely acclaimed "Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two" in 2005. Winkleman continued her television presence with reality shows such as "End of Story" and "Art School."


Versatile Hosting:


Winkleman's versatility became evident as she hosted major events like the Academy Awards and made guest appearances on popular shows like "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" and "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross." In 2007, she took over as the main host for the third series of "Comic Relief Does Fame Academy." Additionally, she co-hosted the Eurovision Dance Contest and the UK selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest.


Recent Endeavors:


From 2018, Winkleman continued her success by presenting "Britain's Best Home Cook" and "The Makeover Show." She co-presented "The Biggest Weekend" in May 2018. In 2022, she hosted the Channel 4 game show "One Question," and in 2023, she led the Channel 4 competition show "The Piano."

Recognition and Achievements


Winkleman's contributions to television earned her multiple accolades, notably receiving a British Academy Television Award for her outstanding work on "Strictly Come Dancing."

Beyond Television


Apart from her television career, Winkleman ventured into journalism as a travel writer. She contributed columns to prestigious publications such as The Sunday Times and The Independent, exploring topics ranging from global excursions to womanhood, sex, and relationships.


Talevision roles for Claudia Winkleman:



1997: Tricky; Talking Telephone Numbers
1998: God's Gift
2002-2004: Liquid News
2003–2005, 2007: Comic Relief Does Fame Academy
2004–2010: Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two
2004 : HeadJam; Three's A Crowd
2005–2007: The House of Tiny Tearaways
2007–2008: Eurovision Dance Contest
2008: Eurovision: Your Decision; Glamour Girls
2009–2015: Comic Relief
2009: Hell's Kitchen
2010–2018: Sport Relief
2010–2016: Film...
2014–present: Strictly Come Dancing
2013–2016: The Great British Sewing Bee
2016: Bublé at the BBC
2017: The Year in Music 2017
2017, 2019: QI
2018–present: Britain's Best Home Cook
2018: The Biggest Weekend
2019: Icons: The Greatest Person of the 20th Century
2020: One World: Together at Home
2022: Taskmaster's New Year Treat; One Question
2022–present: The Traitors
2023–present: The Piano


Personal stats for Claudia Winkleman:


Claudia is married to public relations executive Kris Thykier. Their first child, Jake was born in March 2003. Their second child, Matilda, was born in June 2006.
Claudia is a massive fan of Pop Idol winner, Michelle McManus, and believes that she should be made a Dame Commander in the Order of the British Empire. *Claudia has a blue Budgerigar called Claudia Winklemans Budgie.

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