Claudia Winkleman

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Journalist (1972)
Thu Aug 22 2019
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Who is Claudia Winkleman? 

People spent their lives to achieve a single profession according to their wish and desires. But some of them are capable to flaunt their name and skills in various professions like Claudia Winkleman.

Claudia is an English model, film critic, television presenter, journalist and radio personality. She is the former contestant of Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. The show was aired via BBC Two

Winkleman was born on 15th January 1972, in London, England. Born to her Jewish parents Barry Winkleman and Eve Pollard, Claudia is of White ethnicity holds British nationality.

Claudia with her husband, father and mother. Know about her early life educaiton, and parents
Image: Claudia with her husband, father and mother

At the young age of three, Winkleman's parents divorced and both of them re married in 1979. Her father tied knot with Cindy Black, whereas her mother Eve married Sir Nicholas Lloyd.

Talking about her siblings, Claudia has a half-sister named Sophie Winkleman from her father's second marriage and a step-brother Oliver Lloyd from her mother another marriage. Winkleman spent most of her childhood in Hampstead, London. She joined City of London School of Girls, later attended New Hall, Cambridge and received Master of Arts degree in Art History.

Claudia began her career in 1992, when she started portraying in the long-running BBC series Holiday, which ran till the mid-1990s. She also served as a reporter on the show This Morning, interviewing various celebrities.

In 2001, Winkleman made her major television appearance on Central Weekend. From 2002-2004, Claudia began her first daily Television appearance as a host for the BBC Three Entertainment update show Liquid News.

Moreover in 2007, Winkleman became the face of Sky Movie Premiere's coverage of the 79th Academy Awards. Claudia also narrated the BBC Three show Glamour Girls, the documentary series is focused on Britain's glamour industry.

Claudia's career. Know about her career, profession, and more
Image: Claudia's career 

Besides Winkleman is also known for her journalism career. She enrolled into journalism as a travel writer, for the Independent and The Sunday Times. As her family and television career stepped-up, Winkleman began traveling less, and started to write more general work, journalism about relationships, womanhood and sex.

Moreover, Claudia also made her appearance in the show named the Great Comic Relief Bake Off, where she competed against Ed Byrne, and Martha Kearney.

Is Claudia Winkleman Married or Single?

Talking about her personal life Claudia is a married woman. Winkleman exchanged her wedding vows with Kris Thykier in 2000. The wedding took place in Westminster, London. It's been almost nineteen years of their marriage and still Winkleman and her spouse are living happily.

Claudia and her spouse Thykier. Know about her  personal life, husband, affairs, dating and more
Image: Claudia and her spouse, Kris Thykier

Furthermor, there no rumors or controversies about the couple that leads into their split and none of them has been rumored to date in past. 

Besides, Claudia is very active on social media such as Twitter and Instagram.


Claudia and her husband shares three children together from their marriage. Two of them are sons, Jake Thykier (born on 17th March 2003), and Arthur Thykier (born in 2011), and a daughter named Matilda Martha Thykier (born in 2006).

On 31st October 2014, Winkleman's daughter Matilda was admitted to hospital after she was injured when her Halloween costume caught fire. Clauda stated that the costume brushed against the candle.

Net Worth & Salary

Claudia makes a huge money from her career as a British model, radio personality, television presenter, and journalist. Till date, she has credited in journalism, television shows and radio channels which adds up to her assets. 

Furthermore, in 2016 and 2017, Claudia was listed as the highest paid female BBC journalist with a salary range from $546,427 to $607,140. Additionally, she also makes $91,071 as her yearly income from the Sunday Times Style Magazine.

As of 2019 Claudia's total net worth is estimated to be $12 million, which is more than another BBC journalist Vanessa Yurkevich.

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