BAFTA award-winning television presenter Claudia Winkleman is one of the country’s in-demand hosts. Working closely with the BBC, Claudia has presented some of their most popular television shows including the Saturday night entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC Film Show and The Great British Sewing Bee. Claudia also hosts on BBC Radio 2’s Sunday evening show and The Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman. She also writes a weekly column for The Sunday Times. She has also contributed to The Independent and The Evening Standard. Prior to joining the flagship show Strictly Come Dancing Claudia hosted its sister show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (BBC2), interviewing the contestants getting all the behind the scenes gossip from the show.
In 2015, Claudia appeared on BBC 1’s Watchdog to give an exclusive interview to Chris Hollins about her daughter Matilda’s accident and to highlight fire safety issues surrounding children’s fancy dress costumes.
Claudia is an advocate for Comic Relief, Red Nose Day and Sports Relief and is a regular presenter of their annual live shows. Claudia also hosted Let’s Dance for Sports Relief and Comic Relief for Red Nose Day and presented the first Comic Relief Danceathon. She also participated in The Great Comic Relief Bake Off and presents the Great British Sewing Bee which is on its fourth series on BBC2.
Away from the BBC, Claudia presented Sky’s Premiere coverage of the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards.
She has an impressive corporate portfolio from presenting DVDs for John Lewis, Clarks and BAA, to acting as MC for the Samsung 3D TV Launch. She’s also fronted campaigns for Cadbury’s and Air New Zealand, hosted numerous awards ceremonies, including the prestigious British Fashion Awards, the InStyle Awards, the BCSC Purple Apple Awards, Drapers Etail Awards, the HSBC Awards, the Carphone Warehouse Appy Awards, Quintessentially Awards, Clynol Business and Creative Awards, the New Media Age Awards, and the Campaign Digital Awards. She’s also presented the prestigious GQ Food & Drink Awards and the Glamour: Women of the Year Awards.
In 2015, she won Presenter of The Year with Strictly co-host, Tess Daly. Alongside her Glamour Award, Claudia scooped up a Royal Television Award for Best Presenter and was nominated for a BAFTA with Strictly Come Dancing.
What the Clients Say:
Claudia was fantastic again, she did really well and incredibly accommodating with everyone.- THE 14TH ANNUAL VUE AWARDS
Claudia was amazing...Just wanted to send a quick note ? she was utterly wonderful ? again! We can?t thank her enough for the energy and entertainment she brings to the awards. We all just love her. -BASE Awards 2016 - British Association for Screen Entertainment
To be a great host takes some serious talent and Claudia has it by the bucket load. She controls the audience brilliant, keeps the tone light and fun and thinks on her feet the whole time, she is superb. Very much looking forward to working with her again. - GQ FOOD & DRINK AWARDS 2016
Claudia was absolutely brilliant and flew through the awards in record time. We couldn?t have been happier. -ONE COUNTRYWIDE AWARDS, 2016
We just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of everyone at Vue to Claudia ? the best host ever. We are all over the moon, it was a great night! Everyone was delighted and we think she is fantastic. -THE 13TH ANNUAL VUE AWARDS
Thanks so much...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 was wonderful, a true professional! The audience loved her and she managed to keep them engaged throughout the awards, which can be quite tricky. She was very personal and everyone thought she was utterly wonderful! Definitely would love for her to do it next year. - BRITISH VIDEO AWARDS 2015
Claudia was absolutely superb... she had the audience captivated at in stitches from beginning to end! She engaged with our audience and guests, winners and presenters adored her.- GLAMOUR WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2015
Dear Claudia – I'd like to thank you again for your contribution to the event. The time and effort that you spent, not only in ensuring the Sale Awards and party were a success but also socialising and having pictures taken with our team, was really appreciated by everyone. You were the talk of the Sales team and feedback that I've seen so far has been amazing. -ROYAL MAIL CONFERENCE, 2015
Claudia was excellent?Claudia was personable, engaging and really good fun. She held the audience in the palm of her hand and was extremely congratulatory to all the winners. Claudia added her own style into the event and all guests thought she was fabulous! - THE LEARNING AWARDS, 2015
Claudia was a total star last night - SEVEN, THE SAINSBURY'S FOOD AND DRINK AWARDS 2015
Claudia was just fabulous. I really didn’t think we could top Richard Hammond at Southampton Boat Show or James Corden at London but Claudia was utterly charming, brilliantly professional and both Eddie Jordan and Robert Braithwaite worked extremely well with her.- SUNSEEKER, SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 2014
I just wanted to ask if you could please pass on our enormous thanks to Claudia for yesterday. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, really lovely and we were thrilled with her hosting. We particularly liked how natural and charming she was when presenting despite admitting that she was slightly nervous. I know that people were incredibly excited that she was hosting and she was very kind after the ceremony, posing for photos and speaking to the winners so this was really appreciated. -FILM NATION: SHORTS AWARDS 2012 AT THE BFI
I just wanted to send you a personal email to let you know how great Claudia was! She was the most down to earth, laid back nicest person to work with! All the girls on my team loved working with her. The feedback we have had on her hosting the show has been great and she presented the awards perfectly with a speedy, cheeky great personality! I hope she enjoyed the evening as much as we did. We would love to work with her again in the future. -THE DRAPERS ETAIL AWARDS
Claudia was fabulous and everyone thought she was the perfect co-host. We really thought she was great ? extremely warm and the crowd loved her! -THE INSTYLE 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