The star has fronted the BBC dance show alongside Tess Daly for 5 years and is successful with viewers. But she’s secretly satisfied she could possibly be sacked at any time. In a candid chat, she mentioned: “If they’ll have me, I’ll keep doing it. But I assume I’ll be fired any minute. I’m really grateful that I’m employed. But I imagine it will stop any minute now.” Claudia, 47, has labored in tv for nearly 30 years and introduced some of TV’s largest leisure reveals.
BBC bosses love her a lot they reportedly pay her greater than £450,000 a yr, making her one of the company’s highest earners.
But the common-or-garden star is shocked her profession has lasted this lengthy and places her success right down to luck. She mentioned: “I feel like I’ve already had too long a run. I am incredibly lucky. Honestly, the luckiest person. I appreciate it all. I don’t want to take it for granted.”
Claudia has helped a string of reveals turn out to be rankings hits over time. They embody The Great British Sewing Bee and since 2018 Best Home Cook alongside Mary Berry.
While tens of millions tune in, Claudia has by no means seen herself on display screen.
She mentioned: “I’ve by no means watched something I’ve completed. I actually have by no means watched myself. I can’t or I’d be sick. I can’t think about how irritating I’m.
“My youngsters don’t watch the issues I do both. They’re not ! I wish to assume the issues I do don’t exit on telly… they’re an elaborate residence video that my mother and father have created to make me be ok with myself.”
She is a family identify, however Claudia says she is commonly unrecognised whereas out in London. She mentioned: “I go on the Tube and hum the Strictly theme tune and no one looks up. I’m thinking, ‘Come on!’.”
Best Home Cook is again for a brand new sequence in January on BBC One and Claudia allow us to in on some backstage secrets and techniques.
She mentioned: “When me and Mary sit in a room we’ve a pair of sizzling water bottles down our trousers. The heating is full on, we’re sitting there with blankets… warming. I’ve by no means knowingly been heat. I imply I’d fortunately sit there with a sweatshirt on on the seaside.
“Mary is the funniest person and what’s so magnificent about her is her cool and intelligence. She places everybody comfy from cameraman to contestant, she is the kindest girl.”