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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Winkletoes Goes

Claudia Winkleman has announced that she will no longer present Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.

Claudia's third child is due in August, so she has decided to leave the weekday show, but she will remain a presenter of the results show alongside Tess Daly.

Claudia told the Daily Mirror: “Everyone who watches Strictly knows how much I love the show and enjoy presenting It Takes Two. This year I’m dipping out, but can’t wait to watch it from the sofa.”

That love of the show is what has made Claudia so popular with fans. She doesn't just present the show, she gets involved in it, she knows it. I understand that with a new baby she cannot commit to a six-days-a-week job. But she will be very much missed.

She is also going to be very difficult to replace. The Mirror suggests that Sian Williams, Natasha Kaplinsky and Kate Garraway are being considered as possible replacements. I can't see any of them being right.

Of course, this is where I start my 'Bring Back JLC' campaign. If you've ever seen any of the old BBC Three shows that accompanied Series 1, you'll remember how good he was. And like Claudia, he knew the show.

I think Kate Thornton would do a great job. She was wonderful on the live tours, and is naturally funny.


  • At 9:46 am, Blogger Caron said…

    There would seem to be hope though - it's just "this year". She might come back next year.

    I think Pam Stephenson would bring the right brand of zaniness to it. And what about Camilla Dallerup?

    Or they could give ITT to Alesha and bring Arlene back....

  • At 3:39 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My vote would be for Jodie Prenger - she was ace at the Blackpool episode build up and she's suitably bonkers
    Or Zoe Ball would be fab


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