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Victoria and Albert Museum Summer Party, London, UK - 22 Jun 2016
Claudia Winkleman has revealed that she is still haunted by the screams of her daughter, after her Halloween costume went up in flames.
Matilda was just eight years old when her witch’s costume went caught fire on Halloween 2014. The costume was set alight when her cape brushed off a candle, which was on the doorstep of a house the kids were visiting for trick or treat.
The terrifying accident left Matilda with severe burns on her leg.
Talking to Best magazine about the incident, Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia explained: ‘I don’t like Halloween because three years ago it turned out our screams were real.’
The mum-of-three relived every parent’s nightmare, describing how her daughter screamed out for her: ‘She “went up” is the only way I can describe it – it was a spark, and she screamed out for me.’
Claudia’s daughter Matilda in the film I Give It A Year