WHETHER it's Strictly, cooking shows or music festivals, there aren't many BBC shows Claudia Winkleman isn't involved in. The well-loved TV host is one of the BBC's highest-earning female stars. Here's what we know about the star famous for her fringe... Who is Claudia Winkleman and who are her parents? Claudia, 47, was born in London on January 15, 1972, and is the daughter of former Sunday Express editor Eve Pollard. Her father Barry was the former publisher of the Times Atlas Of The world. Claudia's parents split when she was three and both remarried in 1979. Her mum Eve married former editor of the Daily Express Sir Nicholas Lloyd and her dad Barry wed children's author Cindy Black. How did Claudia break into TV? Her first major TV gig was on regional discussion programme Central Weekend in 1991. In 1992 she landed a role on BBC series Holiday which continued throughout the 90s. She also interviewed celebs on This Morning and presented a few game shows including dating show … [Read more...] about How old is Claudia Winkleman, what’s the Strictly Come Dancing host’s salary and who is her husband Kris Thykier?
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STRICTLY Come Dancing bosses are worried Michael Jackson’s tunes will now be more chiller than Thriller. I have learned bosses are pulling the music icon’s back catalogue from the next series — the first primetime show to take action following the sex-abuse allegations in this week’s Leaving Neverland TV documentary. Until now, MJ’s songs had featured regularly across the 16 seasons, with former England cricketer Graeme Swann and partner Oti Mabuse performing the cha-cha-cha to 1983 hit Thriller on the most recent series. But show chiefs don’t want to gamble with the huge viewing figures after it smashed ratings with last series’ grand final pulling in almost 13million. A source said: “Strictly is one of the BBC’s best-performing shows and one of the reasons for that is it’s a family show. "In light of the recent allegations there is concern viewers might be deterred by any reference to Michael Jackson, which has caused a lot … [Read more...] about BBC to ban Michael Jackson music from Strictly Come Dancing after Leaving Neverland paedophile documentary
THE former Labour shadow chancellor and leading MP Ed Ball has turned his sights to football and the dance floor since leaving Westminster. After losing his seat in the 2015 election the former political heavyweight became an unexpected hit on Strictly Come Dancing. Who is Ed Balls? The 51-year-old was born in Norfolk and graduated from Oxford University with a first in philosophy, politics and economics. While at school he played the violin - which should arguably have given him a better sense of rhythm on Strictly - and joined multiple political clubs. Ed taught at Harvard University and wrote for the Telegraph before becoming an economic adviser to Shadow Chancellor and future PM Gordon Brown. No stranger to chasing votes, in the 2005 General Election Ed was elected to represent Normanton and remained an MP until 2015. When Gordon Brown became Prime Minister in 2007 Balls was promoted to Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, but he is best … [Read more...] about How old is Ed Balls, who’s the Travels In Trumpland host’s wife and when was he on Strictly Come Dancing?
THE BBC has revealed the professional dancing line-up for Strictly 2019. Here is the full list of confirmed dancers returning to the show. Who are the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 professional dancers? Kevin Clifton Kevin Clifton has been a mainstay of the Strictly line-up in recent years and will be back for his seventh series. The 36-year-old split from his wife and fellow Strictly professional, Karen Clifton. In 2018 he won the show with Stacey Dooley. Karen Clifton Karen will also be returning for her eighth series which makes her the longest surviving female professional on the show. She reached the finals in 2014 when partnered with Mark Wright, but the duo came runners-up. Anton Du Beke One of the few stars of the original 2004 line-up, Anton Du Beke is returning for his sixteenth series. The Sun exclusively reported in January 2018, that Anton had escaped the axe after bosses had chosen to sack co-star Brendan Cole. An insider explained at the time: “Brendan is the … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing 2019 professionals line-up – who is returning for Strictly 2019?
ORE Oduba is never far from our telly screens - whether he's appearing on The One Show or presenting sports, Ore certainly knows his way around the small screen. But what else is he known for? Where is Ore Oduba from and how old is he? Ore was born in November 1986 to Nigerian parents. He was raised with his brother and two sisters in Dorset. He was privately educated and went on to study Sports Science and Social Science at Loughborough University, graduating in 2008. From then he dived straight into broadcasting and hasn't looked back. What about Ore's career? Ore had always aspired to have a career in sports broadcasting and joined Newsround in 2008 as a reporter and breakfast bulletin presenter before being promoted to deputy presenter the following year. As part of his role he also presented Sportsround until it was cancelled in 2010 and he left Newsround in 2014. He presents sports bulletins for BBC Breakfast and Radio 5 Live and has also hosted Match of the Day: Kickabout, … [Read more...] about Who is Ore Oduba, who’s The One Show host’s wife Portia, when was their baby son Roman born and when did he win Strictly Come Dancing?