Claudia Winkleman leaves the little black dress at home - and stuns in £950 red dress!

The Strictly Come Dancing presenter is red hot

Laura Sutcliffe

Claudia Winkleman switched up her fashion game on Christmas day, as she presented the star-studded Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special. Leaving her trademark little black dress at home, the TV presenter instead opted for a stunning beaded red gown by luxury brand Needle & Thread London, which is priced at £950. Claudia, 38, stole the show in the elaborate frock, which skimmed her lean shape and showed off her lean curves to their best effect. She clearly wanted to add a festive element to her outfit; it was the perfect attire for the Yuletide season. The mother-of-two wore her raven tresses sleek and straight in a bob and left jewellery at home, letting the dress do all the talking.


Claudia stole the show in the red number

The dress itself is definitely a pricey ensemble, which is due to the luxury materials it's made from. It boasts sequin and embellished detail, a ribbon waist, spaghetti straps, and a combination of on-trend pleats and tiers. The red hues ensured she stood out whist presenting the show. The dress has proved to be a very popular design, with reality star Samantha Faiers also donning it! The mother-of-two wore the dress in a family shot that she posted on her Instagram account on Christmas Eve. The pretty star wore her long blonde hair flowing and accessorised with statement earrings.


Samantha Faiers wore the same dress in a slightly longer length

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special proved to be an exciting show – with Katie Derham crowned the champion. The TV presenter, 47, picked up the famous Silver Star trophy, accompanied by her professional dance partner Brendon Cole. The talented pair left the judges bowled over with their Viennese Waltz rendition, to the festive bars of 'White Christmas'.


The stunning dress is by Needle & Thread and is priced at £950

The show had a unique format, bring six if the most memorable contestants from past series, including Judy Murray, Kimberley Walsh, Colin Jackson, Robbie Savage and Jeremy Vine.