Claudia Winkleman, one of our most beloved TV presenters, was born in 1972. Her parents divorced when Claudia was three, and she has one half-brother and one half-sister, Sophie Winkleman.
The 43-year-old's first TV job was for the Central regions, working on a discussion programmed titled Central Weekend. Before long though, the bruette beauty was a regular reporter for the long-running BBC travel review show Holiday. She continued in this role throughout the decade, as well as working with This Morning interviewing celebrities.
By the late 1990s, Claudia became one of the first presenters to embrace the emerging digital medium, working with L!IVE TV as well as working alongside Vernon Kay on the gameshow HeadJam.
Claudia's first daily TV show came in 2002 when she hosted the BBC Three entertainment news show Liquid News, and by 2003 she was presenting a daily update show for the BBC's reality contest Fame Academy.
A natural in front of camera means that Claudia's career has taken her from project to project. She hosted the BBC spin-off show Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two for years, until in 2014 she was announced as Tess Daly's new co-host for the main show, replacing Sir Bruce Forsyth when he retired from the show.
Since 2010 she has been the host of the annual BBC Film programme, and in 2013 fronted the BBC competition Great British Sewing Bee.
On top of her fantastic screen career, Claudia also hosts her own radio show for BBC Radio 2 every Friday night, and over the years has written for various magazines and newspapers on current affairs, pop culture, and news.
Claudia married her partner Kris Thykier in 2000. They have three children, Jake, Arthur and Matilda. On Hallowe'en 2014, Matilda was rushed to hospital after her costume caught alight.