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‘Matilda’s on a long road to recovery’ Claudia Winkleman speaks out ahead of return to SCD

By newadmin / Published on Friday, 21 Nov 2014 19:39 PM / No Comments / 57 views

Claudia Winkleman will return to Strictly Come Dancing this weekendBBC Ray Burmiston

Claudia Winkleman will return to Strictly Come Dancing this weekend

The 42-year-old star has been absent from the small screen for several weeks after her eight-year-old daughter became badly injured last month.

She took to Twitter this evening, telling fans Matilda was ‘on a long road to recovery’

Claudia said: “Hello Twitter. Firstly, a huge thank you to the incredible NHS doctors and nurses who are being extraordinary.

“We are bowled over by their kindness and brilliance. Matilda is doing well and although it will be a long road to recovery, she is getting The best possible care. Thank you so much for your lovely messages – they meant everything.”

She added: “I’m coming back to Strictly this weekend but am out of practice so please bear with me.”

The BBC confirmed the news via their Twitter page todayTwitter

The BBC confirmed the news via their Twitter page today

Strictly Come Dancing’s official Twitter page tweeted today: “We are pleased to confirm Claudia Winkleman will be making a return to the Strictly Ballroom this weekend.

Claudia and husband Kris Thykier’s daughter Matilda had to be rushed to hospital on October 31 after her Halloween costume reportedly caught fire and burnt her legs.

In a statement, the couple – who also have sons Jake and Arthur together – said at the time: “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.”

Claudia took time off after her daughter was badly injured last monthBBC Ray Burmiston

Claudia took time off after her daughter was badly injured last month

We are pleased to confirm Claudia Winkleman will be making a return to the Strictly Ballroom this weekend

BBC

It Takes Two presenter Zoe Ball has been standing in for Claudia during her absence, and last week she and Tess daly expressed their sympathy for the dark-haired star.

Tess tweeted a picture of her and Zoe, saying they were “thinking” of the TV presenter.

She wrote: “Nearly time for #SCD live from Blackpool with the lovely @ZoeTheBall. @CLaudiaWinkle thinking of you xxxx”

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday, November 22 at 7pm.

Claudia has been co-hosting the show with Tess Daly after Sir Bruce Forsyth leftBBC

Claudia has been co-hosting the show with Tess Daly after Sir Bruce Forsyth left

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