Tess Daly opens up about Matilda Winkleman's accident

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 July 2015
Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman

Tess Daly claims it was a "hellish time" to go through when Claudia Winkleman's daughter was left with serious injuries after Halloween costume caught on fire last year

Tess Daly has admitted it was a "hellish time" when Claudia Winkleman's daughter was injured in a fire.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' host has spoken out about the accident her co-host's nine-year-old daughter Matilda was involved in last Halloween, which saw her costume go up in flames when it came into contact with a candle, to confess it was a difficult time for Claudia, her family and everyone close to them.

Speaking about how Matilda is getting on, Tess said: "It was a hellish time but Matilda is doing really well now. She is a gorgeous girl with a great sense of humour, just like her mum."

The 46-year-old beauty - who has daughters Amber, 10, and Phoebe, six, with husband Vernon Kay - also admitted she and Claudia are great friends on and off screen.

She told HELLO! magazine: "I'm lucky to work with someone I genuinely care for. When I'm in London I'll often pop in to see her for a chat and tea, or just to show her a new pair of shoes. When we go to an event, we get ready at her place."

And Tess loves that Amber and Phoebe can play with Matilda and Claudia's sons Arthur and Jake.

She added: "Our kids get on well, too. We recently took the girls to see Taylor Swift in concert in Hyde Park and Phoebe and Matilda were inseparable, popping in and out of the fun photo booths."

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