Strictly Come Dancing: New host Claudia Winkleman fears being sacked... live!

Claudia Winkleman

New Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman fears getting the sack... live on air.

Claudia will be taking over from Sir Bruce Forsyth on this year's Strictly alongside Tess Daly.

But despite having fronted the Sunday results show and some one-off Saturday episodes in the past, Claudia fears her new role won't last long.

She admitted: “I imagine I’ll be fired after this series of Strictly, possibly on air.

“You can’t expect to have the greatest job on Earth for ever. I think it would be arrogant to take it for granted.”

Speaking to the Radio Times ahead of Sunday's launch show, Caroline revealed she had given herself her own Strictly makeover... including getting rid of her trademark fringe.

“A very long fringe over dough balls in Pizza Express when you’re flirting with your husband is one thing," she admitted, “It’s different if you’re connecting with an audience.

“They didn’t tell me because they’re too sweet, but I got the feeling it would be a good thing.”

Strictly Come Dancing kicks off on Sunday on BBC One at 8pm.

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