Clare Balding

TV Presenter and Sports Journalist

Clare Balding, a writer and broadcaster, is seen as the first lady of television sport. The former champion jockey presents Channel 4 racing, hosts her own show on BT Sport and led the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

"One of Britain's leading broadcasters"

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  • TV/Radio Presenter
  • Awards
  • Hosting
  • After Dinner Speaking


She presents in English.

How she presents

Clare is an experienced host of awards ceremonies, a lively and amusing after dinner speaker and an authoritative voiceover artist. She is an entertaining and a confident presenter who has a unique presence and charisma.

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  • My Animals and Other Family

In Detail

Clare has worked in radio since she left university in 1994, and been a leading sports presenter on television after becoming the face of the BBC's racing output in 1998. Clare has been awarded the special achievement award at the Women in Film and Television awards for her work on the Olympics and Paralympics and been praised for "perfect presentation" by the judges of the Broadcast Awards. Clare has also been honoured for her presenting with awards from Attitude Magazine, Red Magazine, Tatler and the Horserace Writers Association. Clare has won several awards including the BAFTA Special Award and RTS Presenter of the Year Award for her expert coverage of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Clare has a proven track record of creative input and practical effort in every programme on which she works. She is a relaxed performer who is in great demand as a presenter and host at prestigious events. With deliciously dry wit, Clare goes behind the back page headlines and shares her own highs and lows.



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