Claudia Winkleman returns to Strictly Come Dancing

Claudia Winkleman will return to co-hosting 'Strictly Come Dancing' this weekend after taking three weeks off to care for her daughter, who was burned in an accident on Halloween

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Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman will return to 'Strictly Come Dancing' this weekend.

The 42-year-old television presenter will return to co-host the BBC One celebrity dance contest after missing the last three weeks due to her daughter being injured in an accident on Halloween (31.10.14).

Eight-year-old Matilda is believed to have been badly burnt after an incident involving a candle saw her spooky costume go up in flames and Claudia has been taking time off to care for her.

However, a BBC spokesperson has now confirmed to the Daily Mirror newspaper that she will return to present this weekend's live shows alongside co-host Tess Daly.

Claudia - who began hosting the main show after Sir Bruce Forsyth stepped down from the role earlier this year - was replaced by spin-off show 'It Takes Two' presenter Zoe Ball during her absence.

Last week - when the celebrities and their dance partners travelled to Blackpool to perform at the Tower Ballroom - Tess and Zoe took to Twitter to send their absent friend their best wishes.

Alongside a photograph of her and Zoe, Tess wrote: "Nearly time for #SCD live from Blackpool with the lovely @ZoeTheBall. @ClaudiaWinkle thinking of you xxxx (sic)."

Claudia was rumoured to be returning for the Blackpool show last week but it was later confirmed she was not yet ready to go back to work.

The brunette beauty also has sons Jake and Arthur with husband Kris Thykier.

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