9 May 2014 3:36 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Claudia Winkleman has been confirmed as the new host of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.

Winkleman replaces Bruce Forsyth and joins Tess Daly on the Saturday night, multi-award winning reality show.

The presenter said that she was "honoured" and "thrilled" to be given the job.

Forsyth stepped down from the show after 11 series earlier this year. He will return for Christmas and Children in Need specials, but Winkleman and Daly will host the main series throughout the autumn.

"I have loved Strictly since the second it appeared on our screens and I am honoured and thrilled to now be part of the Saturday night team," said Winkleman.

"Working alongside Tess is always fantastic and I can't wait to spend the weekends with her, our amazing dancers and the greatest judging panel on the planet. Sir Bruce is a living legend and we'll all miss him very much."

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