Claudia Winkleman talks surprising age ‘concerns’ ahead of 50th birthday: ‘Can’t wait!’

Not many individuals look ahead to getting older, however Claudia Winkleman revealed she “cannot wait” to show 50, because the countdown to her birthday in on. The 49-year-old Strictly Come Dancing presenter admitted she’s “completely tremendous” with reaching the half a century milestone, and plans to greet the large day with arms large open come January.

The surprising admission comes following her look on the Women’s Health Going for Goal podcast, the place she mentioned her non-existent worries about her picture and what she would appear to be in later life, utilizing rock stars Gene Simmons, 71, and Alice Cooper, 73, as her inspirations.

“I really like getting older, I can’t wait to be fifty!” she exclaimed on the podcast.

“It’s not that I would like time to go quick, however I’m completely tremendous with it, and I’ll nonetheless look the identical.

“I wish to appear to be Gene Simmons or Alice Cooper, so it’s not like I wish to look younger and bouncy and contemporary,” she joked.

She went on to elucidate {that a} magnificence product referred to as Ultra Glow her mum, creator and journalist Eve Pollard, used to make use of made her really feel “alive” at any time when she tried it on when she was youthful, saying: “I simply put some on my face and out of the blue felt – it’s an enormous phrase however I’m going to say it – alive.

“That was it, that was my love affair.”

But her relaxed view of how she’ll look when she will get older stems from a deeply rooted expertise.

“I used to be introduced up in a home with out mirrors, so my mum is a large believer – and my dad [publisher Barry Winkleman] – within the shell is just that,” she stated.

“What I appear to be, how I’ve executed my eyeliner – that’s not the shiz.[sic]

“The stuff is the within, the chat, the brains, the laughs, the loyalty, the kindness, the cooking a rare roast rooster… what you appear to be is the least attention-grabbing factor about you.”

She added that folks should embrace their different qualities as their seems to be will “crumble” – “I hope I’ve handed that onto my youngsters as effectively,” she puzzled, fingers crossed.

Elsewhere, the Radio 2 DJ displayed some of these tremendous qualities she harbours after she reportedly reached out to Strictly professional AJ Pritchard and his girlfriend Abbie Quinnen, after she suffered third-degree burns at first of the yr.

AJ spoke out on Instagram after making 20 journeys to hospital after his associate underwent three pores and skin grafts after a freak fireball accident.

Claudia is claimed to have despatched her effectively needs after studying of the tragic occasion, which echoed that of her daughter Matilda’s accident in 2014, which additionally left her with extreme burns.

A supply claimed: “Claudia was horrified when she heard in regards to the accident and reached out right away to ship her greatest needs to AJ and Abbie.

“While they could not work collectively, so far as Claudia’s involved, AJ will at all times be half of the Strictly household and it was her ethical obligation to rally round him, particularly thought of she has been by means of one thing comparable.”

They continued to inform The Sun: “Claudia is aware of solely too effectively the trauma each Abbie and AJ have suffered and the way lengthy the highway to restoration, each bodily and mentally will probably be.”

Express.co.uk contacted representatives for Claudia and AJ for remark on the time.

The devastating accident could have reminded the TV presenter of her daughter’s comparable expertise.

Seven years in the past Claudia’s daughter, Matilda, then aged eight, suffered extreme burns after a candle set the artificial materials of her Halloween costume on fireplace whereas trick or treating.

Claudia’s interview on the Women’s Health Going for Goal podcast is on the market now.

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