Strictly bosses don't tell Claudia Winkleman about contestants in advance
12 February 2019 - 4:00 PM

Strictly bosses don't tell Claudia Winkleman about contestants in advance

Share article:

Claudia Winkleman is banned from finding out the "Strictly Come Dancing" contestants ahead of time.

The TV presenter - who hosts the BBC ballroom competition with co-star Tess Daly - admitted she has been too loose lipped in the past when it comes to the lineup, and it means she doesn't find out until the media does.

Appearing on ITV's "This Morning", she told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: "They now tell me after they tell the press.

"One year, it was very secret: lock the door, phones off, eyes down, here's who's doing it. And I went, "Got ya, don't tell anyone."

"Got in the lift at the BBC, went down and somebody went, "Oh yeah, you do the "Strictly" show. Do you know who's doing it?" Said the whole list of names."

Kylie Minogue to open Strictly Come Dancing launch

Kylie Minogue to open Strictly Come Dancing launch

18 August 2019 - 12:00 AM

Kylie Minogue to open Strictly Come Dancing launch

Although Claudia might not know who is lined up for this year's series yet, it's been reported that Alan Carr has been approached to sign up to complete.

The former "Chatty Man" star - who appeared on the programme last year to read out the terms and conditions - has been a real "hit" with bosses.

Claudia Winkleman: I never take my make-up off

Claudia Winkleman: I never take my make-up off

21 July 2019 - 12:00 PM

Claudia Winkleman: I never take my make-up off

A source previously said: "Alan has met with the bosses and they all hit it off straight away.

"He's a perfect celebrity for "Strictly" because he's popular, funny and throws himself into everything - but has never had a day's dance training in his life. What's certain is he won't hold back."

Meanwhile, Tess has revealed that a number of celebrities have "already" been confirmed for next year.

She said: "People have been approached. I've heard there's a few who have already confirmed."

Hugh Grant wants to star in Strictly Come Dancing
23 August 2019

Hugh Grant wants to star in Strictly Come Dancing

Hugh Grant wants to star in Strictly Come Dancing
Tyson Fury lands reality TV show 'Meet The Furys'
23 August 2019

Tyson Fury lands reality TV show 'Meet The Furys'

Tyson Fury lands reality TV show 'Meet The Furys'
Jeremy Kyle piloting new show for ITV return
23 August 2019

Jeremy Kyle piloting new show for ITV return

Jeremy Kyle piloting new show for ITV return
Russell Tovey wants 10 kids
23 August 2019

Russell Tovey wants 10 kids

Russell Tovey wants 10 kids
Hugh Laurie leads cast of new BBC political thriller
23 August 2019

Hugh Laurie leads cast of new BBC political thriller

Hugh Laurie leads cast of new BBC political thriller
Eamonn Holmes jokes about Strictly curse
23 August 2019

Eamonn Holmes jokes about Strictly curse

Eamonn Holmes jokes about Strictly curse
Hollyoaks' Alex Fletcher hints Diane could be Breda's next victim
23 August 2019

Hollyoaks' Alex Fletcher hints Diane could be Breda's next victim

Hollyoaks' Alex Fletcher hints Diane could be Breda's next victim
Nikki Sanderson's 'lucky' career
23 August 2019

Nikki Sanderson's 'lucky' career

Nikki Sanderson's 'lucky' career
Tina O'Brien's awkward scenes with Sam Robertson
23 August 2019

Tina O'Brien's awkward scenes with Sam Robertson

Tina O'Brien's awkward scenes with Sam Robertson
Reggie Yates writing Killed By My Fame for BBC
23 August 2019

Reggie Yates writing Killed By My Fame for BBC

Reggie Yates writing Killed By My Fame for BBC
EastEnders' Bianca Jackson back on September 2nd
23 August 2019

EastEnders' Bianca Jackson back on September 2nd

EastEnders' Bianca Jackson back on September 2nd
Jeremy Clarkson sheds 2 stone eating lettuce
23 August 2019

Jeremy Clarkson sheds 2 stone eating lettuce

Jeremy Clarkson sheds 2 stone eating lettuce