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Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly talk ‘right time’ to leave Strictly: ‘We need a get out’

Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman, 48, caught up with Tess Daly, 51, as she stepped in for Sara Cox on BBC Radio 2 show yesterday, and was shocked to discover she had been doing some DIY at home with her husband Vernon Kay.

Make a plan, we need a get out and this is it!

Claudia Winkleman

Making her admission, Tess told her co-star she had ditched her glamorous outfits for some dungarees to do some plastering at home.

“No word of a lie, I plastered a wall,” she began, as she explained she had discovered some holes in her conservatory.

She added: “I knew we had some stuff I could plaster it with from the DIY shelf and plastered a wall!”

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Seeming stunned by her friend’s revelation, Claudia then asked if she had got stuck into the DIY task wearing a pair of heels.

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Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly discussed the ‘right time’ to leave Strictly Come Dancing (Image: GETTY•ITV)

Claudia Winkleman said the pair have made a pact to leave the show together (Image: GETTY)

Tess informed her she had in fact opted for casual dungarees, which left Claudia shocked.

“I didn’t know you owned a dungaree!” Claudia replied. “Why am I learning stuff about you at this stage in our relationship?

“I’m in shock! Tess plastering in dungarees.”

Laughing, Tess went on to say she found the challenge “fulfilling” and said her husband Vernon had also been doing tasks around the house, such as cleaning the patio.

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“He was power washing the patio like a man possessed,” the mother-of-two divulged. “I think we might start to hire ourselves out. We might get a little van.”

Claudia Winkleman was left stunned by Tess Daly’s DIY admission with husband Vernon Kay (Image: INSTAGRAM•TESSDALY)

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly joked about leaving Strictly to start their own plastering business (Image: GETTY)

Claudia replied: “By the way, that’s a team that I would hire, that’s what I want.

“I’m not being funny but, you and I have always wondered when the right time to leave Strictly is.”

Laughing, Tess replied: “I’ve got my sideline lined up already, I’m fully qualified. I’ll fill your holes in the wall.”

The radio host excitedly replied: “If you don’t mind, I’m going to be in charge of either marketing or driving the van and if this could be a van that goes round to people’s house… I can see it, it’s an absolute image. Vernon’s hat, it’s called Kay Plasterers.

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“I’m going to make small snacks, you’re going to teach me about gut health and the immune system, because you know I’ve got no idea.”

Tess joked: “I can do a very good carrot cake, that’s one of your five a day right there.”

Claudia replied: “This is a business… somebody phone the people at the BBC! Make a plan, we need a get out and this is it!”

“We so do,” Tess agreed, as she added she had also begun to grow her own fruit and vegetables at home.

Tess began presenting Strictly Come Dancing back in 2004 alongside Bruce Forsyth, who left the show in 2013.

Since Claudia stepped into his shoes, the pair’s friendship has gone from strength to strength.

The former Strictly: It Takes Two host recently admitted the pair have made a pact to leave the show together if either of them wanted to quit.

She told The Mirror: “Tess and I will leave at the same time.

“We’ve made that pact over pizza. We’ll go together, whenever they’re done with us.”

Strictly Come Dancing is due to return to BBC One later this year.


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