Claudia Winkleman to host 'Film 2010'

Tuesday March 30, 2010

Presenter Claudia Winkleman is to take over from Jonathan Ross as host of movie review show Film 2010, the BBC has announced.

Claudia, who has anchored shows such as Hell's Kitchen and Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two and currently hosts her own arts show on BBC Radio 2, told Radio 5 Live that she "can't quite believe" her new role.

"I am incredibly proud to be presenting the new look Film 2010," said the 38-year-old.

"It's an honour to follow on from the brilliant Jonathan Ross."

The show began as Film 71 and was presented by critic Barry Norman for many years until Jonathan took over in 1999.

Radio 5 Live film critic Mark Kermode was initially the favourite to fill Jonathan's shoes, but denied he had been approached about the job.

Jonathan announced he would be leaving the BBC after 13 years in January.

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