Since the news broke that Sir Bruce Forsyth was backing down from pressing BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing it’s been rumoured that Claudia Winkleman will guess present the show alongside Tess Daly.
Well now ti’s been confirmed that she will be the new host.
Talking about Claudia getting the job Tess said:
‘I’m so pleased that I’ll be working with Claudia – she’s long been part of the Strictly family and I’ve loved doing the Sunday show with her.
‘It’s really exciting having two women host the show, and we are great mates so there’ll be lots of fun to be had on and off the dance floor. And of course I’ll look forward to being reunited with Brucie for the Children In Need and Christmas shows.’
Winkleman then added:
‘I have loved Strictly since the second it appeared on our screens and I am honoured and thrilled to now be part of the Saturday night team.
‘Working alongside Tess is always fantastic and I can’t wait to spend the weekends with her, our amazing dancers and the greatest judging panel on the planet. Sir Bruce is a living legend and we’ll all miss him very much.’
Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC said:
‘Tess and Claudia are a fantastic duo and natural successors to Strictly’s presenting line-up now that Sir Bruce has decided to step down.
‘Their commitment and passion for the show make them the perfect pairing to take Strictly into a new era.’ Show bosses are currently in talks to finalise the line-up for the professional dancers.
Some would say this was the wrong decision to have picked Claudia but we will have to see how she does before we judge.