CLAUDIA Winkleman has revealed she “by no means sleeps” earlier than internet hosting a Strictly reside present with co-star Tess Daly as she battles with nerves.
The presenter joined Strictly in 2004 and regardless of the time that has handed she nonetheless suffers from pre-show jitters.
Claudia Winkleman has revealed she would not sleep earlier than a Strictly reside present
She mentioned: “In case you ever see Tess doing the present carrying one thing with a giant sleeve, it’s as a result of I’ve damage her arm the place I’ve squeezed it as a result of I’m so nervous.
“I can’t do this proper now, however I do get actually scared.
“Not as a result of I believe I’m doing something necessary – I’m not in scrubs holding a scalpel – it’s simply because I don’t wish to let this magical group, which is what they’re, down.
“In reside TV, we’re tiny cogs and for those who go off-piste and speak too lengthy then you definately mess it up for everyone.
The star host Strictly Come Dancing with Tess Daly
She and husband Kris have been married since 2000 and have three kidsCredit score: Rex Options
She added to Sunday People: “I simply wish to be obedient. Being obedient at work, not at life, is an effective factor. So I by no means actually sleep the night time earlier than Strictly.”
Claudia is claimed to be value round £10million and scoops a wage of £370,000 a 12 months for her work on the BBC.
A big portion of this covers her function on Strictly, which she turned a important host of in 2014 after rising by means of the ranks from spin off It Takes Two.
Nevertheless, the busy broadcaster additionally has a Radio Two present and takes half in quite a few different BBC programmes – which makes up the remainder of her wage – and hosts Britain’s Best Home Cook.
Strictly star Claudia will take over from Graham Norton on BBC Radio 2Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The Strictly Come Dancing host just lately revealed she would take over Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 present after the chat-show star left for Virgin Radio.
She mentioned: “I’m not usually speechless however the probability to be with the fantastic Radio 2 listeners each Saturday has left me, fairly frankly, gobsmacked.
“I hope my voice comes again in time for the primary present as I can not merely depend on a faux tan and a fringe.
“There’s no person I’d moderately be with on the weekend, it’s a privilege and an honour.”
Graham, 57, stood down from his present earlier this 12 months after ten years at Radio 2.
Graham Norton has bid farewell to Radio 2 and joined Virgin RadioCredit score: Getty – Contributor