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- British television presenter
Claudia Winkleman shows no sign of slowing down as she celebrates her 50th birthday.
The presenter, who marks the milestone on Saturday, appears busier than ever with a new BBC Radio 2 show and book alongside her regular duties co-hosting Strictly Come Dancing.
Winkleman, known for her floppy black fringe, took over Graham Norton’s slot on Radio 2 last February after he quit to go to Virgin Radio.
And Quite, a collection of essays about her personal and professional lives, was published the previous October and became a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller.
Last year, she told the Women’s Health Going for Goal podcast she was excited by the prospect of reaching five decades.
“I love getting older… I can’t wait to be 50,” she said.
Winkleman said she wanted to look like veteran rockers Gene Simmons and Alice Cooper in her old age, adding: “So it’s not like I want to look young and bouncy and fresh.”
The host has been married to film producer Kris Thykier since 2000 and they have three children.