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Claudia gives her Strictly verdict

Former-It Takes Two presenter Claudia Winkleman has revealed that she thinks Natalie Gumede and Patrick Robinson 'can go all the way' on Strictly Come Dancing. Winkleman, who stood in for host Bruce Forsyth on Saturday's show, has said this year's contestants are "brilliant", in an interview with Radio Times.

"This year we have an exceptionally lovely group of people," the TV presenter says. But the lovely group of people is dwindling by the week and Hairy Biker Dave Myers was the sixth star to be voted off the programme on Sunday.

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Claudia worries about job loss

Claudia Winkleman worries she'll get fired from all her TV jobs.

The TV presenter - who fronts a string of shows including 'Strictly Come Dancing', 'The Great British Sewing Bee' and 'Film 2013' - is pessimistic about her hosting abilities but knows if she was to be axed, she would feel content with being a mother to her three children Jake, Matilda and Arthur - who she has with husband Kris Thykier.

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Celebs sign up for Bake Off Comic Relief special

Celebrities will try to perfect their pastry and sort out their sponges under the watchful eye of Great British Bake Off's Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood in a special Comic Relief version.

The 16 amateur cooks, who include Duncan Bannatyne, Bob Mortimer, Ellie Simmonds, Jo Brand, Kirsty Wark and Claudia Winkleman, will compete against each other over four nights later this month in a bid to inspire the nation to get baking and sell their cakes to raise money for good causes.

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Claudia Winkleman takes on The Dare

If you've been missing Claudia Winkleman on the new Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, cross your fingers that her new pilot takes off. Filming begins next week on the project that, if successful, will see her fronting a BBC1 game show.

Called The Dare, it's to feature members of the public trying to fool a studio audience into believing that they are professionals in fields such as daredevil motorbike stunt riding or singing as a rock star.

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Claudia names new baby boy

Claudia Winkleman has revealed the name of her newborn baby boy.The TV presenter gave birth to her third child with husband Kris Thykier on Wednesday.

Winkleman took to Twitter for the first time since going into labour to confirm the new arrival's name. She referenced a previous comment she made in March that her baby looked more like a "goat" on an antenatal scan.

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Claudia upset at giving up It Take Two

Claudia Winkleman has admitted that she has decided to quit the Strictly Come Dancing spin-off show It Takes Two. The 39-year-old presenter is pregnant with her third child and is due to give birth just a few weeks before the start of the new series.

Winkleman told The Sun: "I love Strictly and It Takes Two more than life itself...I can't believe I won't be doing it, but there's just no way.

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Claudia quits!

Claudia Winkleman has quit Strictly Come Dancing spin-off It Takes Two because she is due to give birth later in the summer.

But she will continue to present the main ballroom show’s weekly results with Tess Daly on BBC1.

Contenders to replace her on the daily round-up, which runs on BBC2 from September, include Sian Williams, Kate Garraway and Natasha Kaplinsky.

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Nort’n a Wink

A chat show war is looming between Graham Norton and new rival Claudia Winkleman.

Claudia is being lined up as the Friday night face of Channel 4 and may pose a challenge to Norton's hit BBC1 series. She has filmed a pilot episode for King Of... With Claudia Winkleman, in which her celebrity guests pick the best item in a range of categories, from takeaways to nuts.

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Claudia expecting third child in autumn

Claudia Winkleman, who is expecting her third child, has revealed she is suffering from morning sickness. She is treating her sickness with ginger beer and Marmite.

The Film 2011 presenter announced that she and husband Kris Thykier are expecting another baby today. On Twitter, said: “It's true I'm having a baby. Although to be frank, on the scan it looked more like a goat”

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Claudia apologises for live four-letter blunder

BBC1 viewers were left shocked last night when a four-letter-word rant was accidentally broadcast during Claudia Winkleman's live Film 2010 show.

Claudia, who also hosts Strictly Come Dancing's live results show, as well as spin off It Takes Two, had just described Jamie Lee Curtis's new rom-com You Again as 'contrived and awful' when the sweary outburst was suddenly heard over the top.

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