The 44-year-old opens up about her trademark beauty look. But we think she should be *much* kinder on herself...

We don’t know about you, but we’re super-excited for Strictly Come Dancing to officially begin later this month.

But it’s not just the contestants that we’re looking forward to seeing every week. We’re also excited to have our favourite female presenting duo back on our screens.

Yep. Tess Daly is returning alongside co-host Claudia Winkleman. Well, Claudia Winkleman… and her fringe.

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly present Strictly Come Dancing together

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Claud is known for her block bangs and heavy eyeliner. It’s a look she’s been rocking for years – and we’re big fans.

So we’re a little sad to hear that the 44-year-old isn’t entirely confident with her look. She’s told The Sun: ‘I actually can’t watch myself on TV without being physically sick.

‘Damn, I’m 44, it’s falling apart. I have a huge fringe and I wear enough eyeliner to kill a clown. I mean, a lot of people find it repellent, but I’m too old to start changing.’

She continues: ‘The train has left the station, it’s too late. Bring it. I quite like the idea of looking withered and weird with an overly long fringe and too much eyeliner on.

‘But I’m not going to say never again. I might wake up in two years’ time, find a small hand-mirror, scream the house down and run.

‘I don’t like being airbrushed. I love doing no make-up. I’m on the Tube all the time looking disgusting. I’m not saying I’m liked, but if anybody does like me I think it’s because I’m slowly crumbling in front of their lives.

Claudia Winkleman

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‘I’ve been pregnant three times on Strictly, there’s been sick down my chin, I’m not a perfectionist.’

Claudia admits that she’s tried Botox in the past, but insists she isn’t a fan.

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly

She says: ‘I had a go at Botox and I looked weird. I’m not even going to show you what’s under my fringe because then you’ll be physically sick on me.

‘I try and be honest about it. I tried it, didn’t like it. I looked alarmed, and if there’s anything that I am it’s not alarmed.’

We don’t think you’re in need of Botox AT ALL, Claud. A total natural beauty!