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Claudia Winkleman reportedly receives six-figure offer to host Saturday night show for ITV

BBC star Claudia Winkleman could host a Saturday night show for ITV credit:Bang Showbiz
BBC star Claudia Winkleman could host a Saturday night show for ITV credit:Bang Showbiz

Claudia Winkleman has reportedly received a big money offer to host a Saturday night show for ITV.

The 52-year-old presenter hosts BBC favourites 'Strictly Come Dancing' alongside Tess Daly and 'The Traitors' on her own but now insiders have claimed that the rival broadcaster is trying to offer her a six-figure deal reportedly worth £500,000 that would still allow her to continue her other hosting jobs.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: "ITV very much see Claudia as the presenter of the moment. She’s smart, fun, witty, hard-working and is so sharp she’s considered a safe pair of hands when it comes to live TV.

“That means she could pretty much tackle any project bosses could throw at her, and it might offer her the next step up in her stellar career.

"There’s no suggestion that Claudia is about to quit 'Strictly', or that the BBC are concerned about her quitting the corporation entirely."

The TV star began her career in the late 1990s and whilst she started off on ITV programmes like 'This Morning' and 'Talking Telephone Numbers', she has spent the majority of her time on television working for the BBC but after making guest appearances on other shows is said to be keen to explore opportunities outside of her usual employer.

However, bosses at ITV are said to be aware that they need to make the offer worth it for Claudia, especially after she was at the helm of hit game show 'The Traitors' in January.

The insider added: "But she has been exploring more avenues recently, guest hosting on Ant and Dec’s 'Saturday Night ­Takeaway' on ITV and 'The Piano' for Channel 4.

“And since The Traitors became such a huge hit, everyone has been after a piece of Claudia. It’s just that an ITV show is seen as a ­natural move for her.

“But they’ll need to offer her a deal that will make it attractive enough as she is believed to earn at least £150,000 to front Strictly with Tess and is likely to get more for doing the solo presenting job on 'The Traitors'.