herald

Friday 15 December 2017

She is about to make her debut as Bruce Forsyth's replacement on Strictly Come Dancing, but Claudia Winkleman believes she is coming to the end of her shelf-life as a presenter.

She is about to make her debut as Bruce Forsyth's replacement on Strictly Come Dancing, but Claudia Winkleman believes she is coming to the end of her shelf-life as a presenter.

Winkleman - who features in a list of the most powerful women in Britain on the small-screen and radio - said that she could not imagine fronting TV shows for too much longer.

"I expect I'll only do telly for another few years. I imagine I'll be fired after this series of Strictly, possibly on air," the 42-year-old joked.

According to the Radio Times magazine, Winkleman believes that as a 40-something woman "you have a window" for doing television.

But she said that she had not experienced sexism in the industry, and when asked whether the pressure was more acute for women than men, she replied: "No, I don't think that's necessarily true. You can't expect to have the greatest job on earth for ever. That's just greedy.

"I think it would be arrogant to take it for granted."

hnews@herald.ie

Promoted articles

Entertainment News