Claudia Winkleman welcomes a baby boy

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  • The 'overjoyed' Strictly Come Dancing host celebrated a new arrival yesterday

    ‘Overjoyed’ Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman is celebrating a tiny new arrival, after giving birth to a baby boy yesterday evening.


    It’s thought proud parents Claudia and her film producer hubby Kris Thykier welcomed the tiny tot at a hospital in London yesterday.

    Although happy pair have yet to confirm the name of their new addition to the family.

    Claudia and Kris already have two children – Jake, eight and five-year-old Matilda.

    The starlet confirmed her pregnancy to fans on Twitter in March, joking: ‘Thank you very much for your messages. It’s true I’m having a baby. Although to be frank, on the scan it looked more like a goat.’

    Earlier this week, BBC bosses confirmed Radio One host and former Strictly contestant Zoe Ball would be standing in for Claudia on the dancing show, during her maternity leave.

    ‘I’m giddy with glee and I may even have slipped momentarily into a celebratory cha-cha-cha, although technically not a very good one!’ the thrilled star told reporters of her new role.

    ‘Having been a contestant myself and hosted the Strictly Come Dancing Tour, it would be fair to say I’m obsessed. I love everything Strictly.’

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