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This is how Claudia Winkleman removes her fake tan after Strictly shows

The star uses a surprising method to get rid of her orange hue

Sophie Hamilton

Strictly fever is slowly creeping back into our lives as fans eagerly await the 16th series of the hit BBC1 ballroom dancing show. Of course we can't wait to for the sequins, celeb contestants and all round glitter bonanza, but one person on Strictly always has us tuning in – that's the lovely host Claudia Winkleman with her super cool fringe and witty one liners.

Ahead of the series launch, the edgy mum-of-two has given a fascinating interview to Beauty blogger Sali Hughes on the contents of her bathroom cabinet and beauty regime. Speaking on the popular In the Bathroom Vlog, Claudia, 46, revealed her fake tan secrets, which we're still processing.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman

It's a given that everyone's a dark shade of orange on Strictly; heaven forbid a celeb or dancer miss their fake tan slot for the show. Can you imagine? Claudia's an old pro when it comes to carrying off that tangerine glow, however she told Sali that the fake tan is really hard to remove post-show and she resorts to using a kitchen sponge. She said: "If you use the amount of spray tan I do, you need to scour it off with a kitchen utensil."

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The presenter revealed that a beautician comes to her house and applies her fake tan in a little tent. The star uses LA Tanning spray tan, actually requesting an orange shade.

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I had a brilliant time with Sali. Find her videos on salihughesbeauty.com @salihughes

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Claudia's love of tanned skin goes way back to her student days when she once rented a sunbed for an entire term, which she now accepts was very unhealthy. She says: "I never get on the sunbed now. My body no longer recognises the actual sun."

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