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Strictly host Claudia Winkleman’s exercise regime will shock you

Melanie Macleod

Strictly Come Dancing returns to our screens this weekend, and with that comes Claudia Winkleman and her always refreshing attitude to life.

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Surrounded by professional dancers on set who are all understandably committed to fitness, you might think that Claudia feels pressured to up her own fitness game – but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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When asked if she felt pressure to exercise, Claudia, 50, told: Marie Claire: “Any pressure to do something, whether it’s pressure to lie down, or pressure to read more, or pressure to exercise more, I’m not interested in. I’m totally uninterested, in all honesty.”

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Asked about how much exercise she does to stay in shape, Claudia revealed, “Oh, absolutely zero. I’m sedentary.

“I went to yoga once and I lasted four minutes,” she admitted. “I’m just not that person.”

Claudia Winkleman would rather rest than exercise

Claudia did share that she started walking during the lockdown, and it’s the only form of exercise she’s stuck with.

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“It’s always a slow meander. I don’t actually own sneakers‘, she said. ‘We have a lot of urban to walk. We were literally just pounding the streets of London. When I say stomp, we walked around.”

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Claudia’s laid-back approach to exercise is in stark contrast to her Strict co-presenter, Tess Daly53.

The TV host revealed that she often starts her day with skipping five minutes, while she is also a fan of yoga, swimming and trampolining. “I don’t like sweating that much, so [I do] yoga because it is gentle. I really like swimming, and I like jumping and trampolining,” Tess told Health & Wellbeing.

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