Claudia Winkleman to speak about daughter's accident

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 May 2015
Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman will speak about her daughter's accident on Watchdog after the youngster's Halloween outfit caught fire leaving her with severe burns last year

Claudia Winkleman will appear on 'Watchdog' to speak about her daughter's accident.

The 43-year-old TV presenter will guest star on the BBC One consumer rights show to warn parents of the dangers of bonfires and candles after her eight-year-old daughter, Matilda Thykier, was rushed to hospital with severe burns when her Halloween costume caught fire in October last year.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' host will also call for rules on safety testing to be changed after the youngster's cape was set on fire by a candle inside a pumpkin, Radio Times magazine reports.

It will be the first time the brunette beauty has opened up about the incident which left her daughter badly burned, although she also issued a warning to other parents about the dangers of open flames at the time.

Claudia - who also has sons Arthur and Jake with husband Kris Thykier - said in a statement: "Our daughter was involved in an accident on Friday night while celebrating Halloween,"

"She is having the best care possible and we are hopeful of a full recovery. We would like to thank everyone that has been so supportive and particularly the NHS doctors, nurses and staff who have been absolutely incredible."

"We would like to take this opportunity to remind anyone taking part in fireworks parties or Guy Fawkes celebrations to be vigilant about the dangers of candles, open fires and fireworks and to please have the appropriate safety measures in place and to hand."

Claudia will appear on BBC One's 'Watchdog' on May 14.

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