Claudia Winkleman will join Tess Daly as the duo are confirmed as the new regular hosts of Strictly Come Dancing, following the departure of Sir Bruce Forsyth.
The announcement by the BBC ends weeks of speculation prompted by Sir Bruce's decision to step down from the show after a decade.
Daly and Winkleman were strongly fancied to land the permanent slot together after impressing viewers with their on-screen chemistry in the weekly results show and during Sir Bruce's occasional absences.
Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly will take over Strictly Come Dancing in the autumn when the series returns, with Daly switching to Sir Bruce's usual position introducing each of the dances and probing the judges for their reactions.
Winkleman will be upstairs hosting the post-dance interviews.
Programme judge Bruno Tonioli recently declared he would love to see the duo given the role, when he said: "I'll be delighted to have Tess and Claudia - they are fantastic, they work very well together."
Show bosses are currently in talks to finalise the line-up for the professional dancers.
Charlotte Moore, the controller of BBC1 said: "Tess and Claudia are a fantastic duo and natural successors to Strictly's presenting line up now that Sir Bruce has decided to step down.
"Their commitment and passion for the show make them the perfect pairing to take Strictly into a new era."