Claudia Winkleman: Her age, husband, sister, Strictly Come Dancing and all the facts you need to know

20 October 2018, 19:00 | Updated: 21 October 2018, 16:35

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With Strictly Come Dancing back on our screens, we answer all the questions you may have about presenter Claudia Winkleman.

  1. Her age: How old is Claudia Winkleman?

    Claudia was born on 15th January 1972 in London. She celebrated her 46th birthday earlier this year.

  2. Her husband: Marriage and wedding

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    Claudia is married to film and TV producer Kris Thykier. The pair tied the knot in 2000 at a ceremony in Westminster, London.

    He is best known for his work on movies Woman in Gold (2015), Kick-Ass (2010) and TV show Riviera (2017). He's also producing the upcoming Tolkien Film.

  3. Her children: Kids and family

    Claudia is also a doting mother of three - Jake, 15, Matilda, 12, and Arthur, 7. She told the Daily Express that the best days of her life were "the three different days I had my babies", and claims that her children are her proudest achievement.

    In 2014, her daughter Matilda, then eight, was caught in an accident when her Halloween costume caught fire while she was trick or treating. Matilda has made a complete recovery, but Claudia says that she now doesn't like Halloween.

    The family live together in Connaught Square in London.

  4. Her sister and parents: Fame runs in the family

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    Her half-sister, Sophie Winkleman, is an actress best known for playing Big Suze in Peep Show. She is the wife of Lord Frederick Windsor, son of Queen Elizabeth II's first cousin Prince Michael of Kent. She now holds the title Lady Frederick Windsor.

    Showbiz is clearly in the Winkleman genes - Claudia's father, Barry Winkleman, was a publisher, and her mother, Eve Pollard, was an author and journalist.

  5. Her ultra-glossy hair: How does she get it THAT shiny?

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    Claudia is the face of Head & Shoulders, and unsurprisingly puts her glossy mane down to the anti-dandruff shampoo.

    She uses Head & Shoulders Nourishing Care 3Action Formula shampoo and has said about using the shampoo "my hair has never been shinier or glossier".

  6. Her career: Strictly Come Dancing and more

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    Claudia is best known for her presenting role on Strictly Come Dancing for which she has been twice nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Entertainment Performance. She now presents the weekend dancing hit-show with co-presenter Tess Daly.

    Her other presenting roles include The Great British Sewing Bee, Film..., Britain's Best Home Cook and The Makeover Show. In May 2018, she also co-presented The Biggest Weekend on TV and radio.

  7. Her salary and net worth: What does she earn?

    It was revealed that Claudia is now the BBC's highest earning female presenter. However, she still came in over £1.5 million below the highest earning male presenter, Chris Evans, who took home £2.2 million in 2017.

    In 2018, it was listed that Claudia earned between £370,000 - £379,000. Last year she was listed as earning a whopping £450,000 - £499,000 and had an estimated net worth of £9 million.

  8. Her celeb crushes: Not what you'd expect

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    Chef Marco Pierre White, actor Dustin Hoffman and newsreader Jon Snow are amongst the celebs on Winkleman's crush list.

    She also saw Christopher Biggins in a supermarket and fangirled hard. In an interview she admitted that she thought: "I wonder if I can get him to sign my left boob...?" Maybe next time.

  9. Her degree: Cambridge graduate

    Claudia attended the independent City of London School for Girls and later studied at Cambridge University.

    She now has an MA Hons degree in History of Art from the prestigious Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

Meet all the 2018 Strictly stars:

- Ashley Roberts

- Charles Venn

- Danny John-Jules

- Faye Tozer

- Graeme Swann

- Joe Sugg

- Kate Silverton

- Katie Piper

- Lauren Steadman

- Lee Ryan

- Dr Ranj Singh

- Seann Walsh

- Stacey Dooley

- Susannah Constantine

- Vick Hope