Claudia Winkleman can spot Strictly curse couples

claudia winkleman can spot strictly curse couples
© Bang Showbiz Strictly host Claudia Winkleman can spot which couples might fall victim to the show’s so-called curse

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ host Claudia Winkleman can spot which couples might fall victim to the show’s so-called curse.

The 50-year-old TV presenter admits she “knew” former rugby player Ben Cohen and pro dancer Kristina Rihanoff had “got together” when they were paired up on the show in 2014.

Speaking on Friday’s (24.06.22) ‘The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan’ on Channel 4, she says: “The couple I knew had got together were Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff.”

Claudia also admits she has been known to be “leaky” regarding secret information about the BBC Latin and ballroom show, but she remains coy about one question.

When asks if she thinks there were any couples who won the Glitterball Trophy but perhaps didn’t deserve to, Claudia replies: “I will tell you after.”

As well as her TV presenting, Claudia is known for her trademark fringe and the star recently credited her iconic tresses for starting her career.

She said: “People ask what I am hiding with my fringe – and it’s a massive forehead that is repellent. I was born with six extra teeth like a little dinosaur. When people saw me smile they screamed. But when I was 21 and a virgin, I got my fringe and everything started happening.”

Claudia – who began appearing on BBC series ‘Holiday’ in her early 20s before going on to interview celebrities on ‘This Morning’ – is also known for using fake tan for her on-screen appearances, and admitted she is “addicted” to the bronzing product.

She said: “I have always been addicted to fake tan. I like being orange, I think it is because I was born in 1972, I am an eighties kid so everything was like ultra glow.

“Everything was about being bronze and I don’t go in the sun ever. I never leave my house, but I like being orange.”

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