Claudia Winkleman admits her imposter syndrome makes her better at presenting Strictly Come DancingĀ 

‘I don’t feel famous on any level’: Claudia Winkleman admits her ‘rampant’ imposter syndrome makes her better at presenting Strictly Come Dancing

Claudia Winkleman has revealed that her ‘rampant’ imposter syndrome makes her better at presenting Strictly Come Dancing.

The TV presenter, 48, who replaced Bruce Forsyth on the hit BBC show in 2014, suggested that the condition fills her with so much doubt she doesn’t believe she landed the job.

However, Claudia, who co-hosts the show with Tess Daly, said her imposter syndrome drives her on to work harder and be better at her job.

Honest: Claudia Winkleman has revealed that her ‘rampant’ imposter syndrome makes her better at presenting Strictly Come Dancing

The broadcaster was asked by Chris Evans on his How to Wow podcast how her imposter syndrome is.

She said: ‘[It’s] rampant… raging. I’m thanking my parents for the elaborate ways they have made me feel successful.

‘I think Strictly is just a lovely home video they’ve created for me so I don’t think it’s all been a disaster.’

Despite presenting one of the biggest shows on TV, Claudia downplayed her success, claiming ‘I don’t feel famous on any level’.

Confidence: Claudia suggested that the condition fills her with so much doubt she doesn't believe she landed the job (pictured with co-host Tess Daly)

Confidence: Claudia suggested that the condition fills her with so much doubt she doesn’t believe she landed the job (pictured with co-host Tess Daly)

She added: ‘If you think about what I actually do or when I appear, it’s just 10 weekends in autumn, that’s it.’

However, Claudia insisted that imposter syndrome improves her work, saying: ‘I think imposter syndrome is quite important.

‘There are lots of things we’re told that are really bad, like guilt, but guilt is quite important as if you feel guilty about something it’s probably true.

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