By Sarah Packer For Mailonline
Published: 10:43 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 10:43 GMT, 2 December 2019
Strictly host Claudia Winkleman shocked its studio audience with a string of jokes about aging as she confessed to suffering from water retention, gas problems and finding a grey hair.
The 47-year-old told the crowd at Saturday's show she was wearing eight pairs of Spanx and was 'practically unravelling on live TV' after struggling to fit into her dress.
Claudia, who presents the BBC1 series with Tess Daly, 50, also surprised onlookers at Elstree studios by calling for her co-host to help with her Spanx from backstage.
'I'm unravelling on live TV!': Strictly host Claudia Winkleman shocked its studio audience by admitting to having water retention, gas problems and finding a grey hair
She said: 'I've got so much water retention, I literally can't fit in any clothes – that's why I'm wearing a dress that makes me look like a car wash. I'm wearing eight pairs of Spanx.'
Later in the show Claudia, who wore a glitzy fringed dress on Saturday, added: 'I've got so much water retention.
'I've got a gas problem and I just found a grey hair. I'm practically unravelling on live TV!'
From her dressing room she shouted: 'Tess, come help me with my Spanx!'
'I literally can't fit in any clothes': The mum-of-three joked she was wearing eight pairs of Spanx to the Strictly crowd on Saturday night (taken in September 2018)