The radio personality and journalist’s TV career began in the early 1990s, when she began to appear in the BBC series Holiday.
Following her involvement in a number of TV shows, in 2004, she landed the role of host on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.
In 2010, the 46-year-old became a presenter on the Sunday night instalment of the hit BBC ballroom competition – and four years later, Claudia replaced Sir Bruce Forsyth as a co-host for the live Saturday night episodes.
With her long-running TV career, the mum-of-three’s style has widely been admired by Britons – but how has her look changed as she’s got older?
Photos of Claudia in her younger years show her looking rather different to her appearance these days.
In the past, she sported lighter brown locks – as opposed to her current darker ‘do.
In one unearthed photo, taken in 2001, Claudia’s haircut is very different to her current classic fridge look – with her tresses falling from a centre-parting around her face.
Just three years later, in 2004, the TV and radio personality seemed to have made the switch to her signature look.
Having opted for a full fringe, a small parting in the iconic haircut unveiled just a glimpse of her forehead.
These days, 14 years on, Claudia is still rarely seen without an eye-skimming fringe.
What has changed though is the TV presenter’s style – with the fashion-forward star making sure she keeps up with ever-changing trends.
In the 2001 throwback snap, the BBC regular sported a figure-hugging black minidress and calf length heeled boots.
She teamed her early-noughties look with black clutch bag.
In 2004, Claudia stepped out at London Fashion Week, wearing another outfit which was popular in the era.
She wore a white floaty mid-length skirt and added a pop of colour with a floral pink halterneck top.
In terms of accessories, the star slung a huge woven belt, which featured a large buckle, around her waist.
She also held a khaki handbag by the straps in her left hand.
While she’s always opted for a bold look, Claudia’s sophisticated outfit choices these days are much more fitting to popular styles of the modern day.
In June this year, the TV favourite donned a daring leopard print jumpsuit, and at the red carpet launch of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, she donned an elegant fitted black suit jacket and trouser set.
Claudia Winkleman – A quick fact file on the Strictly Come Dancing presenter
Claudia is the daughter of Eve Pollard, the former editor of the Sunday Express, and Barry Winkleman, the former publisher of the Times Atlas of the World.
At the age of three, her parents were granted a divorce – and 40 years later, in 1979, they both remarried.
Eve wed former editor of the Daily Express Sir Nicholas Lloyd, while her dad married children’s author Cindy Black.
After her parents remarried, they both went on to have more children – making Claudia a half-sister.
Her father and Cindy had their first child together, Sophie Winkleman, in 1980 – who went on to pursue a successful acting career and later married Lord Frederick Windsor.
On her mother’s side, the Strictly Come Dancing host has a younger half-brother, Oliver Lloyd.
In a report published by the BBC in 2018, Claudia was deemed to be the highest paid female star at the corporation between 2017 and 2018.
While any earnings from BBC Studios have not been included in the list, it was revealed that the BBC paid the star between £450,000-499,999 that year.