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Now Claudia steps up for comedy chat show

Strictly Come Dancing's Claudia Winkleman has been signed up to present a comedy chat show.

The face of Film 2011 and Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two will host King Of... in which celebrity guests reveal their passions.

Winkleman (39), who is pregnant with her third child, said: "I have been playing King Of with friends and family forever. I am completely over the moon I'm now being allowed to do it on the telly.

"What's the king of condiments? No. It's not ketchup."

King Of... will be like a reverse version of the BBC's Room 101, in which famous faces consign to Room 101 the things they most despise.

Channel 4 entertainment commissioning editor Darren Smith said: "Seeing Claudia in a comedy entertainment context is a real treat. Everyone knows how charming and brainy she is, and now you can see how incredibly funny she can be. We're hugely excited."

King Of... will be broadcast this summer with six 30-minute episodes.

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