STRICTLY'S CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN MAKES 'CAREER MOVE' AS SHE 'PARTS WAYS' WITH TESS AND AGENCY

Strictly Come Dancing's Claudia Winkleman is reportedly planning a significant career shift, leaving her co-host Tess Daly and parting ways with her showbiz agency YMA.

The 52-year-old presenter has been associated with the company for a decade, but it seems she's ready for a change. As per Daily Mail's journalist Alison Boshoff, Claudia is set to join Little Arrow Management Limited, a new firm established earlier this year.

Companies House documents allegedly disclose two directors, including Claudia's husband Kirs Thykier, and her former YMU agent, Holly Bott.

Being one of the BBC's top earners, Claudia reportedly bags £150,000 annually for hosting Strictly Come Dancing, with additional income from her roles on The Traitors and Channel 4's The Piano.

By joining Little Arrow, she would be parting ways with her Strictly co-host Tess, 55, who is also represented by YMU. Tess started hosting the popular dance competition in 2008 alongside original host Bruce Forsyth.

Claudia joined her in 2014, a year after Bruce retired and the duo have been presenting together since then. The 22nd series of Strictly is set to return this September, with both hosts expected to return.

In other news, Claudia recently confessed to having second thoughts about hosting a future series of The Traitors.

In an interview on Good Morning Britain in April, Claudia expressed her reluctance to continue with the show after its first series.

"I was hesitant to do the second, and now I'm even more hesitant to do the third," she admitted. "Like guys, just leave it! It did okay, just leave it."

Despite this, the BBC proceeded with plans for a third series, with contestant applications closing earlier this year.

The conclusion of this year's second series saw Traitor Harry Clark leaving the game with a whopping £95,150 jackpot.

Following his ruthless victory, rumours are circulating that a celebrity version of the show could begin filming soon potentially immediately after the wrap of the third series.

According to Alison, the star-studded spin-off could kick off as early as this month without any alterations to the already successful format.

"The plan is to film them almost consecutively, so right now it's just about being very nice to Claudia Winkleman, so she agrees to spend double the time in Scotland," Studio Lambert boss Stephen Lambert said.

"We are definitely going to produce a series that is just like The Traitors, except the contestants will be celebrities. We are finalising everything with the BBC."

Express.co.uk has reached out to Claudia's representatives for comment.

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