Clare Balding Speaker

Clare Balding

Much loved presenter, writer & broadcaster

Clare Balding: Biography highlights

Clare Balding is a British national treasure, known for her easy skilful presentation of sports events and no-nonsense professionalism.

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TV Presenters and Broadcasters

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English

Full biography of Clare Balding

Clare Balding’s background

Clare’s work for the BBC on London 2012 was hailed as Olympic gold, showcasing her breadth of sporting knowledge, charm and natural empathy. She has commentated and presented on everything from tennis to rugby league and is often found at the helm of the BBCs coverage of Royal events.

  • All round sports presenter specializing in Horse Racing
  • Award winning author of My Animals and Other Family
  • Former jockey

Clare Balding has a natural warmth and innate professionalism, she is a charming speaker and is often wickedly funny.

Coming from a racing family, Clare Balding began her career as an amateur flat jockey, becoming Champion Lady Rider before giving it up to work for BBC Radio. She became the face of the BBC’s racing coverage in 1998, and now works freelance across a wide range of sports for television and radio.

She won the nations hearts with her easy style and grasp of detail during the BBC coverage of the London 2012 Olympics, which was her fifth Games. She has also presented at Royal Events, Wimbledon and Crufts.

An ardent hiker, she has presented the BBC Radio 4 series.

Ramblings, Countryfile, Britain’s Hidden Heritage, Britain by Bike and Famous & Fearless. Other TV appearance include QI and Have I Got News for You. She has written regular columns for the Observer and Sunday Telegraph and The Racing Post.

She was RTS Sports Presenter of the Year and Racing Broadcaster of the Year and in 2012 she won a National Book Award for her first book, My Animals and Other Family based on her childhood growing up around racehorses.

She lives in West London with her partner.

 

 

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Available for:

After Dinner Engagement
Moderating and Emcee
TV and Media

Watch Clare in action

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Liberty Insurance - Clare speaks at An Audience With Clare Balding
Liberty Insurance - Clare speaks at An Audience With Clare Balding
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8 minutes with Clare Balding
8 minutes with Clare Balding
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British LGBT Awards 2017 - Backstage with Clare Balding
British LGBT Awards 2017 - Backstage with Clare Balding
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Excuse me please, my father has fallen in the river - Would I Lie to You?[HD][CC-NL]
Excuse me please, my father has fallen in the river - Would I Lie to You?[HD][CC-NL]
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The Fatal Protest Of Emily Davison | Secrets Of A Suffragette | Timeline
The Fatal Protest Of Emily Davison | Secrets Of A Suffragette | Timeline
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New Statesman

Her talent for combining really nerdy detail with great empathy is irresistible.'

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