Monday 26 September 2022 12:44 AM Strictly's Tess and Claudia reminisce on 20 years of the show recalling ... trends now

Monday 26 September 2022 12:44 AM Strictly's Tess and Claudia reminisce on 20 years of the show recalling ... trends now
Monday 26 September 2022 12:44 AM Strictly's Tess and Claudia reminisce on 20 years of the show recalling ... trends now

Monday 26 September 2022 12:44 AM Strictly's Tess and Claudia reminisce on 20 years of the show recalling ... trends now

After 20 years on the show, Strictly Come Dancing's Tess and Claudia have reminisced on both their personal and professional lives during the two decades spent on BBC One's hit show.

The ballroom dancing television series has seen hundreds of celebrities giving 13 weeks of their year to a Samba, Waltz, Jive or something in-between.

But the two constants of the show have been blonde and brunette duo Tess Daly, 53, and Claudia Winkleman, 50, who have celebrated Strictly's 20th birthday by recalling some of their most memorable moments.

Duo: After 20 years on the show, Strictly Come Dancing's Tess and Claudia have reminisced on both their personal and professional lives during the two decades spent on the hit show

Duo: After 20 years on the show, Strictly Come Dancing's Tess and Claudia have reminisced on both their personal and professional lives during the two decades spent on the hit show

One particular stand-out memory for Claudia was while she presented It Takes Two, the spin-off midweek show which sees the presenter get more intimate with the celebs and their professional partners.

She recalled when she had morning sickness while filming, leading her to have a bucket behind the chair so she could throw up during the video tape breaks.

'I loved It Takes Two, it's such a brilliant job because you are absolutely immersed but you feel like a sort of renegade and can be quite anarchic,' Claudia said. I would dance with Len and we'd end up doing Roly polies! And nobody seemed to mind!

'On It Takes Two I had morning sickness and there was this a bucket behind the chair as I would throw up during every VT, which was really quite a lot for the crew to deal with.

'When my son was one I would take him to work and he would often be hiding behind a sofa with a toy.'

Speaking about the crew being her 'extended family' as she had her two daughters during her time on the Strictly team, Tess Daly explained: 'It feels like we've grown up together.'

Family: Tess described the the crew as her 'extended family' as she had her two children during her time on the Strictly team: 'It feels like we've grown up together'

Family: Tess described the the crew as her 'extended family' as she had her two children during her time on the Strictly team: 'It feels like we've grown up together'

'I was pregnant with my eldest daughter Phoebe during Series One, back in 2004, and now she's about to turn 18!

'The crew who work on the show are nothing but the best, they are the not only the greatest at what they do, but just the greatest people.'

Blonde beauty Tess remembered feeling out-of-her-depth by the big names on the show when she first joined. 

'I remember being so intimidated because I was working with the late, great, Sir Bruce Forsyth, someone who I had grown up watching on the television with my family, and it was pure pinch yourself stuff,' she said.

'He was such a gentleman and made me feel immediately at ease by offering to make me a cup of tea.

'He popped the kettle on and made

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