The Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman is almost as known for her signature look as she is for her face frequently appearing on our televisions. The co-host of the dancing competition alongside Tess Daly has a marked fringe and wears plenty of eyeliner.

The 51-year-old also loves to wear false tan and is keen on a nude lip. Claudia told the Mirror in 2021: "When I’m orange, I feel better". She inherited her love of a bronzed complexion from her mum, journalist and editor Eve Pollard, reports the LiverpoolEcho.

Claudia once explained: "Like me, my mum loves an orange glow, so I remember her swirling huge brushes of orange over her face and thinking it was the most glamorous thing ever." Claudia has also admitted she isn't great at looking after her skin.

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She said: "I go to bed with my make-up on, it makes me have better dreams. Then I wake up, do the school run, have a nap, then I'll shower and take my make-up off. With my hair, I don't even dry it.

Despite being one of the highest paid women at the BBC, Claudia harshly believes it's only her famous fringe that lands her so many jobs.

She joked: "I think it's the only reason I get work. I'm sure TV producers go, 'Who's the one with the fringe? We'll have her.' I can't imagine life without it. Even if it all falls out, I'll just get a fringe wig."

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While she may adore her fringe now, she hasn't always rocked the hairstyle. Unearthed photos of the presenter in 2000 show a fresh-faced Claudia with no fringe.

In the photos, which were taken as she filmed Holiday on a Shoestring, Claudia's trademark eyeliner is also nowhere to be seen.

Claudia Winkleman filming in Italy in February 2000
Claudia Winkleman filming in Italy in February 2000

Claudia, who has children Jake, Matilda and Arthur with husband Kris Thykier, once explained the thinking behind her equally gorgeous revamped style, stating she she sees it as "armour". She told the Cheltenham Literature Festival: "If you've got a fringe and been spray-painted, you're winning... it totally desexualises you.

"I don't want to be sexually attractive, I don't want to be cute or sexy. I want to be Yves in Lyons. It helps with ageing. My face is falling off... I don't care. I love getting old but I will still be the orange one with the fringe."

She continued: "I've got three pairs of the same black jeans, plain sweaters, a fringe, orange face, black eyes, white mouth like I've kissed a bottle of Tippex, and I'm good to go."