Claudia Winkleman has spoken about how she and her husband make an effort to make their marriage work.

The Strictly Come Dancing presenter has said in the past that she and husband Kris Thykier faced challenges six years ago when he was based in Hollywood for work and she was still in London.

She told Red magazine how they now make their marriage work: “All I know is that you can have a different marriage with the same man. I think it’s also about growing older and being cosy.

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Claudia and her husband Kris (Ian West/PA)

“Working too hard puts a strain on – but we’re still working hard now. We don’t have rules, but we look after each other more. So whoever comes home first normally makes the dinner. It’s just about being nice to each other.”

Claudia also talked about her style inspirations, saying: “I’ve never wanted to be sexy. Even when I was 18. It’s not my shizzle. I want to be funny. A genius. A biochemist. But not sexy.”

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Claudia looks to Steven Tyler for style inspiration (Ian West/PA)

She added that she took style tips from Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler: “Not even a female version of Steven Tyler, just Steven Tyler.

“I have a photograph of him from about 20 years ago and he’s just wearing a black shirt, a bit of kohl, skinny jeans, hair all in his face and I thought, ‘That’s me! That’s what I want to look like.’”