Bruce and Tess have hosted the show together since its launch in 2004, but he announced last week that he was stepping down as host, although he will still be front the upcoming Christmas and ‘Children In Need’ specials.
The Sun is now reporting that Claudia - who already hosts the Sunday night ‘Strictly’ results shows - is the producers’ favourite choice to replace Bruce when the series comes back to screens later this year.
If Claudia does get the co-presenting job, it will be the first time a female duo have hosted a prime time Saturday night show on British TV.
Before being upgraded to the Sunday night show in 2010, Claudia hosted the spin-off ‘Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two’, now fronted by Zoe Ball.
Bruce revealed last week that leaving ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, and his co-host of over a decade Tess Daly, was like breaking up with a girlfriend.