Claudia Winkleman hints Strictly 2021 could be her LAST series… as she gears up to juggle TWO hosting jobs on Saturdays with her Radio 2 show
She is the weekend presenter of the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show and the co-host of BBC One hit Strictly Come Dancing.
And one of the busiest women in showbiz, Claudia Winkleman, 49, has hinted she might not be able to juggle both for much longer.
Speaking to the Going For Goal podcast recently, Claudia – who will present both shows live on Saturdays when Strictly returns in the autumn – said: ‘My mother taught me to find something I like doing, which I think I have…
Too much on? Claudia Winkleman has hinted that Strictly 2021 could be her LAST series… as she gears up to juggle TWO hosting jobs on Saturdays with her Radio 2 show on top of the BBC dancing hit
‘But I don’t know how long I’ll do it for!’
Claudia recently took over from Graham Norton as the presenter of the flagship Radio 2 breakfast show which is recorded a few hours before Strictly goes live on a Saturday night and she confessed she struggles with nerves.
‘The first episode of Radio 2 I could hardly speak. I get very nervous presenting Strictly as well, not because I think I am doing anything important, I am not a doctor or a nurse or a front-line worker, but you just don’t want to mess it up.’
Busy: She co-hosts the BBC One dancing series with long-standing presenter Tess Daly
‘But I love the Radio 2 listeners, what I love is that it’s immediate. But will I be nervous for the next year? Yes I think it will take that long if I am not fired.
‘If I am fired, I understand.’
Claudia told the podcast she’ll cope with her hectic schedule by getting plenty of rest.
As well as: She also hosts Britain’s Best Home Cook
‘I’ll stay in bed the rest of the week, I will, I’ll just do the school run. I am quite good at absolutely shutting down.
‘People say to me at the moment, “You’re busy” and I say, “I finish work at 1pm on a Saturday.” But when it steps up the rest of the time I’ll just protect.’
Claudia is on the air at Radio 2 on Saturday mornings from 10AM.