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Birth name: Claudia Anne I. Winkleman.
Born: January 15, 1972 England, UK.
Claudia Winkleman biography (bio):
Education and Family:
Winkleman was born in England to a family of Jewish background, and was blessed with a total of two left feet. No, seriously, her right foot is actually a "leftie" too. Winkleman began her education at the City of London School for Girls at the Barbican, and she then graduated from New Hall, Cambridge with an MA (Hons) in History of Art.
Winkleman is the daughter of former Editor of the Sunday Express, Eve Pollard. She is also the half-sister of English actress Sophie Winkleman.
Winkleman first appeared on local television, presenting the discussion programme Central Weekend. From there she has gone on to appear in a variety of formats demonstrating great flexibility.
Winkleman has also made guest appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You?, Have I Got News for You and The Wright Stuff. A long stint on BBC's Holiday (1992 onwards) also culminated in a spin-off prime time special in which she travelled around the world for 34 days reporting from Japan, India, Costa Rica and Dubai.
These experiences have led Winkleman to become a regular travel writer, working for The Sunday Times, The Independent and Metro. She is also a regular contributor to Cosmopolitan.
From 2003 to 2004, she hosted the BBC Three digital television entertainment show Liquid News. In October 2004, she started presenting the BBC Two fanzine show, Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two and hosted End of Story on BBC Three. In 2005 she fronted the BBC Two reality show Art School.
She presented the daily Fame Academy shows on BBC Three for both the second series in 2003 and Comic Relief Does Fame Academy in 2005. On 31 January 2007, it was announced that she was to be the new co-host for the main Comic Relief Does Fame Academy show on BBC One, replacing Cat Deeley.
Having co-presented BBC coverage of the Memorial Concert for Diana in June 2007, Claudia co-hosted coverage of the inaugural Eurovision Dance Contest alongside Graham Norton for BBC One in September 2007.
Since September 2006 she has written a weekly column in The Independent.
In her television appearances she has developed a distinctive 1960s-influenced retro look, usually wearing a lot of eyeliner and mascara. For most of her time in the public eye she also sported a trademark low fringe, but grew it out in 2007.
There is a growing Facebook group called "It May Take Two to Tango But There's Only One Claudia Winkleman", in which members and devotees divulge and discuss any dreams they may have had in which she features. This has lead to the term "Winklewinks", meaning "to sleep and dream of Claudia Winkleman".
Fans are known as "Winklephiles" and mostly refer to her as "Winkles". Hardly ever do they refer to her as "Claudia Winkleman".