Claudia Winkleman facts: Strictly Come Dancing presenter's age, husband, children and family revealed

4 October 2023, 13:50

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

Claudia has co-hosted Strictly with Tess Daly since 2010, and has become one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters.

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.

Here's all the big facts about the talented star:

  1. How old is Claudia Winkleman?

    Claudia was born on 15th January 1972 in London.

    She celebrated her 51st birthday in 2023.

    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.

  2. Who is Claudia Winkleman's husband?

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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 the movies Woman in Gold (2015), Kick-Ass (2010) and TV show Riviera (2017).

  3. How many kids does Claudia Winkleman have?

    Claudia is also a doting mother of three - Jake (born 2003), Matilda (born 2006), and Arthur.

    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. Claudia Winkleman 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, is a famous author and journalist.

  5. Claudia's ultra-glossy hair: How does she get it THAT shiny?

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    Claudia has been 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".