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Claudia Winkleman reveals the surprising thing that makes her family so close in rare interview

The Strictly presenter lives in London with her film producer husband and three children

Hanna Fillingham

Claudia Winkleman is notoriously private when it comes to her personal life, but from time to time she has given glimpses into her family set-up. The Strictly Come Dancing presenter lives in London with her husband, film producer Kris Thykier, and their three children, Jake, 16, Matilda, 13, and Arthur, eight, and in August 2018 she opened up about what makes her brood so close during an interview with The Guardian. Talking to beauty journalist Sali Hughes, the down-to-earth star admitted that they live in a very open household, so much so that there are no locks on the doors. The mother-of-three disclosed when asked if she would go to the bathroom without locking the door: "Of course, yes! And the window open… I might got, 'I'm in here', you could sit there, no problem.'"

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Claudia Winkleman has spoken out about her family life

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There is no doubt that Claudia is a doting mum, and the TV personality previously revealed that the best three days of her life was giving birth to them. She told Express that: "the three different days I had my babies" were the best. She added: "For me to tell you it was any other would be ridiculous. Even the part where I was having them was amazing." Claudia, despite being an extremely successful presenter, has also said that her children are by far her proudest achievement. Talking to Red magazine, she said of parenthood: "I’m proud that all my kids went to school today with the right bag, and the right snacks – Twiglets, in case you’re wondering."

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The Strictly Come Dancing presenter shares three children with her film producer husband

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In 2014, Claudia and her family went through a devastating ordeal when her then-eight-year-old daughter's Halloween costume went up in flames after it brushed against a candle while she was trick or treating. Claudia admitted last year that she was still haunted by her daughter's screams three years on. "I don't like Halloween because three years ago it turned out our screams were real," she told Best magazine.

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