Clare Balding

TV Presenter and Sports Journalist

Clare Balding is a British icon, renowned for her effortless and skilful presentation of sports events, coupled with a no-nonsense professionalism that defines her style.

"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.

Books & Media

  • Animal All-Stars: Incredible Facts, Stats and Stories from the Animal Kingdom
  • Isle of Dogs: A Canine Adventure through Britain
  • Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going: 10 Ways to Be at the Top of your Game!
  • Heroic Animals: Amazing Creatures that Changed Our World
  • The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance
  • Walking Home: My Family and Other Rambles
  • My Animals and Other Family

In Detail

For 15 years, Clare has thrived in the realm of radio broadcasting, and since her debut as the face of the BBC's racing coverage in 1998, she has been a prominent figure in sports presentation on television. Over the years, she has contributed her expertise to four Olympic Games, three Paralympics, and three Winter Olympics. Clare has a remarkable adaptability, effortlessly transitioning between a myriad of sports including horse racing, rugby league, swimming, golf, and tennis. Whether on the airwaves or on the screen, she commands equal prowess and is celebrated for her versatility and dependability. Clare has been part of BAFTA Award winning programmes, has been voted RTS Sports Presenter of the Year, Racing Journalist of the Year, and has presented Sony Award winning programmes.


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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