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Claudia Winkleman jokes she likes to lick her son’s elbow

Claudia Winkleman jokes she likes to lick her son’s elbow

Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more She might be one of Britain’s most in-demand presenters, but Claudia Winkleman is just as happy playing the embarrassing mother as she is making unmissable TV. The Traitors presenter, 52, has revealed she once licked her son’s eyebrow while fussing over him in front of his friends. Winkleman made the revelation about her youngest son, Arthur, 12, who she shares with her husband, Kris Thykier, 52. She said that when it comes to parenting, it’s her “job to be embarrassing” – a far cry from the foreboding persona she sports on The Traitors. “I’ve kissed [my youngest son] and tried to lick his eyebrows in front of his friends – which by the way is not what one should do but it’s my job to be embarrassing,” Winkleman recently told the Radio Times. “Then I put my headphones on and listen …

Claudia Winkleman says men on The Traitors were ‘threatened’ by smart women

Claudia Winkleman says men on The Traitors were ‘threatened’ by smart women

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails The Traitors host Claudia Winkleman has come up with an interesting theory for why male contestants were consecutively chosen to become “Traitors” on the hit BBC show. Winkleman, 52, has fronted two seasons of the tense TV challenge, in which contestants must identify who among them are “Faithfuls” and who are the “Traitors”, since it launched at the end of 2022. In the second series of the show male contestants Paul Gorton and Harry Clark, and female contestant Ash Bibi, were initially picked to be traitors out of the line-up, before Bibi was banished and a trio of men succeeded her. “Another man, good, it’s like the olden days,” Winkleman, 52, told the contestants during the January 2024 episode. Winkelman has now said she believes the male contestants were chosen because they were “threatened” by intelligent women. “Maybe I shouldn’t have done but I just had to say …

Claudia Winkleman on swearing, success and secrets: ‘I had to sign a contract promising not to sing’ | Television

Claudia Winkleman on swearing, success and secrets: ‘I had to sign a contract promising not to sing’ | Television

Claudia Winkleman is convinced she gave the ick to Mika and Lang Lang, her co-stars on Channel 4 hit The Piano. “They’re so alarmed by my eating habits,” she says. “My mic’s always on and all they can hear is me munching beef-flavoured Hula Hoops.” To illustrate the point, she launches into an uncanny impression of loud crisp-crunching noises echoing down a lapel mic. Winkleman recently wrapped filming a new run of the ivory-tinkling talent search, which has meant living off train station food. “I look up each one’s eateries in advance,” she admits. “I adore a Greggs and I’ve fallen in love with Upper Crust. They do a cheddar baguette that’s almost erotic. Obviously, I always have a Burger King. A Murder King, I call it. You know you’re in a different class of station if there’s a Leon. In Liverpool, they’ve got Krispy Kreme. I crashed and burned by 9.48am because I made the mistake of scoffing a tray of Original Glazed for breakfast. I was like: ‘Guys, I need a nap.’ The producer …

‘I did all the things an actor shouldn’t’: Bridgerton’s Claudia Jessie on class, big breaks – and houseboats | Bridgerton

‘I did all the things an actor shouldn’t’: Bridgerton’s Claudia Jessie on class, big breaks – and houseboats | Bridgerton

The actor Claudia Jessie greets everyone – including journalists, I discover – with an almighty hug. “Hello bab,” she says as we embrace, before returning to the barista, still grinning. We’re meeting in a central Birmingham café, not far from where she lives, and Jessie is displaying the terrier enthusiasm of a kid on holiday. For two straight hours, through tough topics and all, she’s a flurry of sunshine and smiles. “Really,” she declares, “I’m just the happiest I’ve ever been, I couldn’t be happier. My life has, unequivocally, been a lot better than I thought it would be.” It’s not hard to see why she’s flying high. Jessie is best known as Eloise Bridgerton, the fifth child of a wealthy family finding its place in high society, in Netflix’s boundary-breaking Regency-era drama. We’re here to discuss Bridgerton’s third season, which is just about to air, and in which she remains the show’s much-loved protofeminist cynic. Now 34, she has been working on-screen steadily for a decade. From 2013, leading BBC One’s police drama, WPC …

Claudia Winkleman signs off Radio 2 show with emotional goodbye to listeners

Claudia Winkleman signs off Radio 2 show with emotional goodbye to listeners

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Claudia Winkleman said a heartfelt goodbye to her BBC Radio 2 listeners as she signed off her final show on the network. The presenter has been a regular on the station’s airwaves since 2008 and hosted the 10am to 1pm Saturday slot since 2021, when she took over from Graham Norton. Comedian Romesh Ranganathan will take over the show in April. After revealing the reasons behind her decision to give up the show back in December, Winkleman, 52, signed off on her final show on Saturday 23 March. The Traitors host gave an emotional speech towards the end of the show, addressing her listeners while fighting tears. “We have come to the end and I am allergic, I don’t know whether you know this [but I’m allergic] to goodbyes,” Winkleman said. Among those she mentioned in her thank-you message included various Radio 2 colleagues, but placed special focus …

Claudia Winkleman shares emotional ‘goodbye’ as she leaves BBC Radio 2 role

Claudia Winkleman shares emotional ‘goodbye’ as she leaves BBC Radio 2 role

Claudia Winkleman has shared an emotional “goodbye” with her listeners as she hosted her final show on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday. The Strictly Come Dancing presenter joked that she was “allergic to goodbyes” as she addressed her listeners for the final time. Claudia then made sure to thank all the people who she had worked with, sharing her fears for how fans would react to her replacing Graham Norton on the network. Her biggest thanks were reserved for those who tuned in to listen to her, and she finished her tenure on the radio station in style, choosing Wonderwall by Oasis as her sign-off song. See Claudia’s emotional goodbye in full below… WATCH: Claudia Winkleman shares emotional goodbye as she leaves BBC Radio 2 The video was shared by BBC Radio 2’s social media accounts and alongside the clip, it wrote: “Claudia says goodbye for now,” to which the presenter responded with a series of heart emojis. Claudia confirmed back in December that she would be stepping away from her radio role, explaining at …

Claudia Winkleman says goodbye to BBC Radio 2 listeners during final show | Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman says goodbye to BBC Radio 2 listeners during final show | Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman has said goodbye to her BBC Radio 2 listeners, giving them the “biggest” thank you for tuning in each week. The 52-year-old presenter, who joined the station in 2008, announced in December she would leave her 10am to 1pm Saturday slot, saying she wants to spend more time with her children. Romesh Ranganathan, who has a midnight to 1am Radio 2 weekend show, will take over. Winkleman moved to her Saturday morning slot in February 2021, replacing the Irish comedian Graham Norton, who moved to present a show on Virgin Radio. She told Radio 2 listeners on Saturday: “We have come to the end and I am allergic, I don’t know whether you know this [but I’m allergic] to goodbyes. She thanked her Radio 2 colleagues but reserved a special gratitude for those listening. “But my biggest thanks are to you, the listeners. I have worked in telly for, I think, 24 years and I’m just being completely honest, I have never been more nervous than I was taking over for Graham. “And …

High-glam makeup artist Claudia Neacsu on why ‘the right technique’ is so important for a flawless finish

High-glam makeup artist Claudia Neacsu on why ‘the right technique’ is so important for a flawless finish

A quick flick through makeup artist Claudia Neacsu‘s Instagram page, and it’s abundantly clear as to how she has fostered her loyal clientele. High-octane, glamorous makeup is her signature, but the looks she creates have a party-girl levity to them, featuring iridescent shimmers and Hollywood-grade glosses. Since the age of 18 she has honed her craft, now a London Fashion Week backstage regular and the artist of choice for many a London It-girl. The Beauty Breakdown with… Claudia Neacsu © Claudia NeacsuThe makeup artist loves trying new products MORE: The Beauty Breakdown: Model and influencer Chloe Lloyd on the £20 lip liner she wore on her wedding day READ: The Beauty Breakdown: Digital content creator Aamirah Essof on why hydration is her ‘number one priority’ Her Beauty Philosophy As one would expect from a makeup artist, Claudia puts a great deal of emphasis on skill. “I believe technique is 50% and the products you use are 50% of the look,” she explains. “You can have the best products ever, but if you don’t use the right technique, they …

The Time Claudia Winkleman Forged Davina McCall’s Autograph

The Time Claudia Winkleman Forged Davina McCall’s Autograph

In a recent episode of Waitrose’s Dish podcast, Claudia Winkleman shared that she rarely gets recognised when she’s out and about. Co-host Nick Grimshaw asked the Traitors star how often she’s recognised. “The Claudia Winkleman look is so iconic that if I saw you in a supermarket I’d be like, oh my God, Claudia Winkleman!” he said. “Nothing’s ever happened to me outside,” the Strictly Come Dancing presenter joked. But she did point out that she’s been approached “once” ― and it resulted in her faking Davina McCall’s autograph. “Somebody came up to me in a bookshop,” Claudia told hosts Nick Grimshaw and Angela Hartnett. “And they went, ’Ah, I’ve always wanted to meet you!” And I was like, ’Here we go… 32 years in telly, and it’s happened,” she said. She quipped that she told her kids to “hold [her] bag” while she enjoyed the much-anticipated interaction, miming fluffing up her hair to meet a fan. “And they went, ‘oh, thank you so much Davina, if you could just sign this…’” she recounted (referring …

Claudia Oshry admits she’s been ‘so hungry’ since she stopped taking Ozempic

Claudia Oshry admits she’s been ‘so hungry’ since she stopped taking Ozempic

Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Influencer Claudia Oshry has admitted that she’s been “so hungry” since she stopped taking Ozempic. In a viral TikTok video shared on 5 March, the 29-year-old comedian and influencer (@girlwithnojob) explained to her followers that she was struggling to feel full, and maintain a healthy weight after she stopped taking Ozempic. She added that she was doing anything to gain a sense of fullness. “I’m so hungry all the mother-f***ing time and I’m always looking for good treats cause I’m still trying to lose weight but on my own,” she said. “I’m always looking for snacks and things to fill me up.” She added: “What are we eating to stay full? I cannot stay full, it’s impossible. I just had a 12oz steak and I’m starving so I’m eating popcorn. How are we staying full?” Since posting the video, the video has garnered …