Claudia Winkleman is celebrating her 50th birthday and the BBC presenter is showing no signs of slowing down.
The BBC Radio 2 host will be marking her milestone birthday on Saturday, January 15.
The media personality is fresh off the back of co-hosting a momentous Strictly Come Dancing series alongside presenter Tess Daly.
Known for her iconic black fringe, Winkleman began her career working on the long-running BBC series Holiday in the early 90s, working as a reporter on This Morning and becoming the co-host of children’s Saturday morning TV show Tricky.
Claudia Winkleman turns 50
Her first daily TV role began in 2002 when she hosted the BBC Three Entertainment update show Liquid News.
We have been watching her co-present Strictly on a Saturday night since Bruce Forsyth‘s departure in 2014.
Winkleman’s talents don’t end there either, she released a collection of essays about her personal and professional life called Quite in October 2020 which became a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller.
Looking at her personal life, Claudia has been married to film producer Kris Thykier since 2000 and they have three children together.
More recently, she took over Graham Norton’s slot on Radio 2 last February after Norton quit to move to Virgin Radio.
Winkleman spoke to the Women’s Health Going for Goal podcast last year about the prospect of turning 50.
“I love getting older… I can’t wait to be 50,” she said.
Winkleman added that 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.”