Claudia Winkleman had to apologise to husband over ‘nasty’ bedtime habit

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Claudia Winkleman previously admitted in an exclusive interview with that she’s been forced to apologise to her husband and family in the past over one particular habit that leaves her bedding looking like she’s had a “nasty accident”.

The Strictly Come Dancing presenter gave an insight into one peculiar quirk that she’s not particularly proud of, labelling it a “disgusting” practice.

The 51-year-old BBC star, who was recently in the running for the Best TV Presenter award at the NTAs, explained why her bedtime routine meant she sometimes “has to apologise” to other members of her household.

The Traitors host revealed that she chooses not to take her makeup off before bed, leaving it until the morning instead.

“I’ve never ever taken it off before bed,” she insisted in her interview with

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“I take it off the next morning with my nifty Boots No7 gel which comes in a tube. Fantastic – don’t have to deal with pot opening.

“But no, I sleep in it. I have more fun in my dreams,” Claudia mused.

Asked whether she found that leaving her makeup on leaves marks on the sheets, she confirmed: “Yes, it’s disgusting.”

“With the eyeliner and the spray tan, it looks like I’ve had quite a nasty accident.

“You just have to apologise. I just wash it a lot,” she said, in reference to her pillowcases.

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Claudia lives with her husband Kris, whom she married in 2000, and the pair share sons Jake and Arthur, as well as daughter Matilda.

Last year, Claudia teamed up with her Strictly co-star Tess Daly, 54, to promote Boots No7 Pro Derm Scan.

The diagnostic service aims to give customers accurate skincare and cosmetic recommendations based on an up-close scan of their skin.

Tess and Claudia will soon be busy welcoming in the new cohort of celebrities, as they take to the dance floor for the first time this month.


This year’s line-up includes Layton Williams, Nigel Harman, Jody Cundy, Ellie Leach, Nikita Kanda, Angela Rippon and Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Bobby Brazier.

Les Dennis, Annabel Croft, Amanda Abbington, Adam Thomas, Zara McDermott, Angela Scanlon and Eddie Kadire are all also taking part.

Claudia Winkleman partnered with No7 last year to celebrate the launch of Pro Derm Scan, an in-store personalised consultation service with a No7 Beauty Advisor to help you see and understand your skin. Available now in selected Boots stores.

The first live show for Strictly Come Dancing looks set to air on Saturday, September 23 on BBC One.

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