Claudia Winkleman confirmed for Strictly Come DancingAfter plenty of speculation Claudia Winkleman has been confirmed to take over from Bruce Forsyth on Strictly Come Dancing.

The presenter, who has presented Strictly spin off show It Takes Two since 2004, was favourite to take on the job as co-host alongside Tess Daly.

‘I have loved Strictly since the second it appeared on our screens and I am honoured and thrilled to now be part of the Saturday night team,’ Claudia said in a statement.

‘It’s really exciting having two women host the show, and we are great mates so there’ll be lots of fun to be had on and off the dance floor,’ Tess added.

Bruce announced that he was stepping down from the show after 11 series earlier this year.