Claudia Winkleman admits 'I'm wearing eight pairs of Spanx!'
EXCLUSIVE: Strictly host Claudia Winkleman reveals she has ‘water retention, gas problems and a grey hair’ as she jokes about wearing EIGHT pairs of Spanx during filming of show
Strictly host Claudia Winkleman shocked its studio audience with a string of jokes about aging as she confessed to suffering from water retention, gas problems and finding a grey hair.
The 47-year-old told the crowd at Saturday’s show she was wearing eight pairs of Spanx and was ‘practically unravelling on live TV’ after struggling to fit into her dress.
Claudia, who presents the BBC1 series with Tess Daly, 50, also surprised onlookers at Elstree studios by calling for her co-host to help with her Spanx from backstage.
‘I’m unravelling on live TV!’: Strictly host Claudia Winkleman shocked its studio audience by admitting to having water retention, gas problems and finding a grey hair
She said: ‘I’ve got so much water retention, I literally can’t fit in any clothes – that’s why I’m wearing a dress that makes me look like a car wash. I’m wearing eight pairs of Spanx.’
Later in the show Claudia, who wore a glitzy fringed dress on Saturday, added: ‘I’ve got so much water retention.
‘I’ve got a gas problem and I just found a grey hair. I’m practically unravelling on live TV!’
From her dressing room she shouted: ‘Tess, come help me with my Spanx!’
‘I literally can’t fit in any clothes’: The mum-of-three joked she was wearing eight pairs of Spanx to the Strictly crowd on Saturday night (taken in September 2018)
Double act: The 47-year-old, who presents the BBC1 series with Tess Daly, shouted for her co-host to come backstage to assist with her Spanx
Claudia said in 2014 that she doesn’t wear Spanx, an undergarment that helps to shape a woman’s body, relying on her signature makeup to give her confidence instead.
She said: ‘My trick isn’t Spanx or anything like that – I rely on eyeliner.
‘And I’ll say this: I use the best eyeliner known to man.
‘It’s by Lord and Berry and it’s called Polish. If I’m wearing it and wearing enough of it, I don’t care about anything else.’
Last month Claudia, who lives in London with her three children and husband Kris Thykier, admitted to being ‘useless’ when it comes to maintaining her beauty regime.
She told The Mirror: ‘I go to bed with my makeup on, it makes me have better dreams.
‘Then I wake up, do the school run, have a nap, then I’ll shower and take my makeup off.
‘With my hair, I don’t even dry it. If I’m pushing the boat out I might brush my fringe.’
‘With my hair, I don’t even dry it’: Last month Claudia admitted to going to bed with her makeup on and said brushing her fringe would be ‘pushing the boat out’ (taken in October)
Last night Claudia and Tess were forced to apologise to viewers that experienced technical difficulties when trying to vote online after Saturday’s show.
Claudia said: ‘There was a technical problem but our independent verifier has confirmed we have a fair and valid result.’
Alex Scott, 35, and her dance partner Neil Jones, 37, were the latest to leave the competition on Sunday, narrowly missing out on a spot in next week’s semi-finals.
The couple were beaten in the dance off by comedian Chris Ramsay, 33, and Karen Hauer, 37, after head judge Shirley Ballas, 59, voted to keep them on the show.
Gone but not forgotten: Alex Scott and Neil Jones were the latest to leave the competition on Sunday, narrowly missing out on a spot in next week’s semi-finals
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