ITV have denied they’re plotting to poach Claudia Winkleman from the BBC with a six-figure deal provide.
Stories surfaced the presenter, 52, had caught the attention of bosses following the success of collection two of The Traitors.
The ultimate, which aired final week, drew in a staggering 6.9million viewers – greater than doubling the collection one closing.
Sources claimed producers needed Claudia to host a primetime Saturday night present however would nonetheless current The Traitors and Strictly Come Dancing on the BBC.
Insiders advised The Solar, ITV would provide Claudia £500,000 for such a job in a bid to spice up its variety of feminine presenters.
ITV have denied they’re plotting to poach Claudia Winkleman from the BBC with a six-figure deal provide
Sources claimed producers needed Claudia to host a Saturday night present however would nonetheless current The Traitors and Strictly Come Dancing (pictured with Tess Daly) on the BBC
Final Saturday from 4pm till midnight, eight reveals aired on ITV with 11 males internet hosting them together with Tipping Level’s Ben Shephard, Bradley Walsh on The Chase, Joel Dommett on The Masked Singer and Ant & Dec fronting Limitless Win.
ITV firmly rebuffed the claims and advised MailOnline they’ve a ‘broad roster of feminine on display expertise’.
They stated in a press release: ‘We’ve a broad roster of feminine on display expertise throughout our complete daytime and primetime schedules, and a lot of our greatest codecs, together with Love Island, Large Brother, The Voice UK, Dancing on Ice, My Mum Your Dad and Soccer Help are hosted or co-hosted by feminine presenters.
‘Moreover, huge weekend reveals equivalent to The Masked Singer, Britain’s Acquired Expertise, The Voice UK and Dancing on Ice function feminine expertise in distinguished on display judging roles.
‘Within the final yr, we have now broadcast reveals together with An Viewers with Kylie Minogue, Mamma Mia I Have A Dream hosted by Zoe Ball and that includes three females on the judging panel, in addition to the Olivier Awards and British Cleaning soap Awards which have been each hosted by feminine presenters.’
MailOnline has contacted the BBC and Claudia’s representatives for remark.
ITV’s denial comes after a supply advised the publication: ‘ITV very a lot see Claudia because the presenter of the second. She’s good, enjoyable, witty, hard-working and is so sharp she’s thought-about a secure pair of fingers on the subject of reside TV.
Insiders stated ITV would provide Claudia £500,000 for such a roleto enhance feminine presenters. Final Saturday, eight reveals aired on ITV and 11 males fronted them (pictured Ant and Dec)
The TV star has additionally discovered success with Channel 4 present The Piano
‘Meaning she might just about sort out any venture bosses might throw at her, and it would provide her the following step up in her stellar profession. There’s no suggestion that Claudia is about to give up Strictly, or that the BBC are involved about her quitting the company solely.
‘However she has been exploring extra avenues not too long ago, visitor internet hosting on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night time Takeaway on ITV and The Piano for Channel 4 and since The Traitors grew to become such an enormous hit, everybody has been after a bit of Claudia. It’s simply that an ITV present is seen as a pure transfer for her.’
Claudia is believed to make round £150,000 for Strictly and command a good greater wage for The Traitors as she is the solo presenter.
The TV star has additionally discovered success with Channel 4 present The Piano.
Viewers have been in tears when the primary collection was received by 13-year-old Lucy from Halifax.
In December, Claudia give up her BBC Radio 2 present after 15 years on air, with Romesh Ranganathan set to take over
The Traitors ‘ closing made historical past because it grew to become probably the most watched episode ever in UK with a staggering quantity of 6.9million individuals tuning in on Friday evening
Claudia moved to BBC Three in 2003, the place she was appointed to current a every day replace present on Fame Academy (pictured)
Lucy surprised the viewers along with her efficiency of Debussy’s Arabesque No1 on the Royal Competition Corridor.
She additionally performed at King Charles’ Coronation Live performance in Could.
In December, Claudia give up her BBC Radio 2 present after 15 years on air, with Romesh Ranganathan set to take over.
The media persona defined the way it had been an ‘absolute privilege’ to host the present as she thanked her listeners.
She stated: ‘It’s an absolute privilege to be right here each Saturday, chatting to wonderful visitors, being with Sally and primarily learn your improbable messages.
‘However this is the factor and it’s such a boring cliché so I apologise. Time goes too quick. My daughter is on the point of depart dwelling and she or he was 3 about 5 minutes in the past.
‘I nonetheless have a bit one who needs to be with me. I do not know the way lengthy that may final and I simply must be at dwelling extra.’
Claudia moved to BBC Three in 2003, the place she was appointed to current a every day replace present on Fame Academy.
In 2005 she picked up the function of Strictly’s spin-off present It Takes Two and took over from Bruce Forsyth as presenter of the principle present in 2014.
The Traitors was renewed for a 3rd collection final yr, earlier than the second collection even aired.
The collection peaked a median 5.5million and a 33.5% share – making in probably the most watched programme within the final week – as Harry Clark emerged victorious.
Harry took dwelling the £95,150 money prize after outsmarting his fellow gamers within the nail-biting closing.