Claudia Winkleman returns to Strictly Come Dancing following daughter's accident

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Claudia Winkleman will return to our TV screens this Saturday after a three week absence from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. A representative from the BBC confirmed the news, after the TV presenter had taken several weeks off to care for her young daughter Matilda who was badly injured in a recent Halloween accident.

The eight-year-old's costume caught fire while she was out trick-or-treating in London with her mum, and was consequently hospitalised with severe burns.

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Claudia had been replaced by Zoe Ball who presents Strictly's spin-off show It Takes Two.

At the time Claudia and her family released a statement which read: "Our daughter was involved in an accident on Friday night while celebrating Halloween. She is having the best care possible and we are hopeful of a full recovery.

"We would like to thank everyone that has been so supportive and particularly NHS doctors, nurses and staff who have been absolutely incredible.


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This is Claudia's first year hosting the show with Tess Daly, after Sir Bruce Forsyth decided to step down.

However Zoe proved a Twitter sensation when she joined Tess three weeks ago, with one viewer tweeting: "Zoe Ball should have this gig every week".

Another commented: "Totally chuffed for @ZoeTheBall getting loads of love for her stint on Strictly. Effortlessly cool & funny, she should be on the telly more."