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Claudia Winkleman: 'My daughter was on fire'

Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman has spoken for the first time about the serious injuries her daughter suffered in a Halloween costume fire.

Matilda, eight, was left with severe burns when her costume caught fire at a neighbour's house in London last year.

"We couldn't put her out," Winkleman told Chris Hollins on the BBC's Watchdog programme. "Her tights had melted into her skin."

Matilda is beginning to recover after several operations but her surgeon is calling for fire safety laws to change.

David Sillito reports.

Watchdog is on BBC One from 20:00 BST on Thursday, 14 May

  • 13 May 2015
  • From the section UK
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