Tuesday 21 October 2014

'You won't catch me in an Herve Leger sky-blue bandage dress, a high pony and heels' - Claudia Winkleman

Published 31/08/2014 | 14:22

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are confirmed as the new regular hosts of Strictly Come Dancing
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are confirmed as the new regular hosts of Strictly Come Dancing
Claudia Winkleman arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2014, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 16, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Claudia Winkleman arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2014, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 16, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Tess Daly attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards
Tess Daly attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Claudia Winkleman says she prefers to be "hidden, physically" even though she is set to co-host the new series of Strictly Come Dancing

The presenter, who will join Tess Daly on the prime time Saturday night dancing show, also described her trademark fringe as her "poncho".

Speaking to the Sunday Times Style magazine, Winkleman said she will never be seen in a bright figure-hugging outfit.

"I prefer to be hidden, physically. Let's just say you're never going to find me in an Herve Leger sky-blue bandage dress, a high pony and heels.

"You might find me slouched in the corner in a poncho. That's what my fringe is: a poncho," she said.

Asked why she works in television, Winkleman said she is a "mass of contradictions".

The presenter was full of praise for Daly, describing her as "adorable".

Adding: "We get on brilliantly and look after each other. She's got the best body you've ever seen in your life."

The new series will be the first without veteran host Sir Bruce Forsyth.

It returns to BBC1 for its 12th series next Sunday at 8pm.

Daly has co-hosted the show with Sir Bruce, 86, since it began in 2004 and was joined by Winkleman in 2011 to present the Sunday night results shows.

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