Claudia Winkleman's Film 2010 revamp

'Film 2010' is to change its format to a live talk show, with new presenter Claudia Winkleman joined by co-host Danny Leigh

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Claudia Winkleman will be joined by film journalist Danny Leigh as the new co-host of 'Film 2010'.

The duo will co-present the new-look BBC1 series, which is to undergo a format change to become a live chat show with weekly guest actors and film directors joining them on the sofa.

Previously, it had been pre-recorded by host Jonathan Ross, who gave films his own reviews alongside location-based movie reports and interviews.

The show, which re-launches in October, will also be extended from half an hour to 40 minutes.

A BBC spokesman said: "The new live format will allow the show to tie into major events across the film calendar with the new series launching to coincide with the 54th BFI London Film Festival."

Danny - who has an online film column for The Guardian newspaper - said he was "really looking forward" to being part of the revamped programme.

Claudia added: "Danny will be "a fantastic companion discussing all things film".

Regular contributors will include Chris Hewitt from Empire magazine and novelist and journalist Antonia Quirke.

Claudia also revealed her father wept when he learned she had landed the presenting job.

She said: "Presenting 'Film 2010' is my all-time favourite dream job.

"My dad, Barry, wept. I feel I should mention him because he knows that I've always, always watched it."

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