Claudia Winkleman
Claudia Winkleman's daughter's Halloween costume fire sparked hosptal dash for Strictly presenter Getty

Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman will return to TV screens this weekend, three weeks after her daughter was injured in an horrific Halloween accident.

A BBC spokesperson confirmed that the 42-year-old star will re-join co-host Tess Daly on the celebrity ballroom show after taking time off to care for eight-year-old Matilda.

Her little girl is believed to have been rushed to hospital after her costume was set on fire by a candle during a Halloween bash.

Although the severity of her injures are unknown, Winkleman and her husband Kris Thykier kept a bedside vigil and also warned about the dangers of Bonfire night.

"We would like to thank everyone that has been so supportive and particularly the NHS doctors, nurses and staff who have been absolutely incredible," the couple -- who also have sons Jake and Arthur -- said in a statement.

"We would like to take this opportunity to remind anyone taking part in fireworks parties or Guy Fawkes celebrations to be vigilant about the dangers of candles, open fires and fireworks and to please have the appropriate safety measures in place and to hand."

Winkleman, who is the daughter of former newspaper editor Eve Pollard, joined Strictly earlier this year after Sir Bruce Forsyth decided to step down from the programme after a decade.

Zoe Ball has been filling in for Winkleman during her absence.