Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Zoe Ball takes over as It Takes Two host

Strictly Come Dancing

Zoe Ball has become the new permanent presenter of Strictly Come Dancing spin-off It Takes Two.

The blonde telly host had fronted the BBC2 show last year, standing for a pregnant Claudia Winkleman.

It's been reported today that Zoe will return this year as the show's permanent presenter, while Claudia will only appear on Sunday's Strictly results show alongside Tess Daly.

An insider told the Daily Mirror this morning: “I don’t think Zoe had to wrestle Claudia for it. She’s still got a baby and two other children – so her life is very busy.

“Doing the results show suited Claudia and Zoe was ecstatic when she heard she could stay with It Takes Two because she loved it so much last year.

“They are both well-loved members of the Strictly family.”

[cat c="strictly come"]Strictly Come Dancing 2012[/cat] airs on BBC One from September.

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