Claudia Winkleman quits Film 2016
Busy woman Claudia Winkleman has confirmed her departure from the BBC’s movie review show, Film 2016, after six years on the job.
Telling fans that it “wasn’t an easy decision”, the fringed presenter announced: “At this time of year I juggle all kinds of things for TV and radio and the show simply deserves someone who can give it their all”.
Winkleman will of course remain a regular fixture in our living rooms, as she has just returned as co-host of the latest season of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One, on top of continuing her weekly Claudia on Sunday show on BBC Radio 2.
Mark Bell, BBC head of arts commissioning, has said of Winkleman’s decision to leave: “We’ve loved having Claudia on Film 2016 and I’d like to thank her for all her hard work and commitment to the show”.
All eyes are now turned to who might take on Winkleman’s seat on the show, which she has been co-hosting alongside film critic Danny Leigh. Could the gig finally go to Mark Kermode?
Claudia Winkleman can next be seen co-hosting Strictly Come Dancing with Tess Daly when this season continues on Saturday at 6.50pm.