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Clare Balding

Clare Balding

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Presenter & Host - Sport / Speaker - Sporting

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Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Launch Events

Clare Balding is a sports presenter, journalist and former jockey.

Clare Balding was the first voice on BBC in 2006.  As the fireworks display exploded over the Thames & around the London Eye, Claire was broadcasting to an audience of 10.1 million people who chose to see in the New Year with the BBC.

Clare is a television & radio broadcaster across a variety of programmes, including Crufts, Lord Mayor’s Show, Trooping the Colour, Olympics, Winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Sport Relief, Grandstand, Race Country, Housecall in the Country, Wimbledon on Radio 5 Live & Ramblings on Radio 4.

She won the prestigious Radio & Television Society Award as Sports Presenter of the Year for 2003, has been voted Racing Journalist of the Year & Racing Broadcaster of the Year by the Horserace Writers Association & has been part of the BAFTA Award winning Olympic programmes on BBC TV & Sony Award winning coverage on 5 Live.

Clare presents all of the BBC’s horse racing coverage & is also the main presenter for rugby league, show jumping & 3-day eventing.  As a former champion amateur jockey, she comes from a racing background.  Her father, Ian, trained the great Mill Reef to win the Derby, Eclipse, King George & Arc de Triomphe.  On his retirement in 2002, her brother Andrew took over the training license.  A Classic winner in Andrew’s very first season prompted a memorable interview with his sister in the winner’s enclosure at Epsom after Casual Look won the Oaks.

With a 2.1 degree in English from Cambridge University, Clare is a writer as well as a broadcaster.  She currently writes a sports column for the Observer & has worked for the Evening Standard, Racing Post, Sporting Life & Sunday Telegraph.  She has also been a judge for the Whitbread Book Awards.

Clare has appeared on Have I Got News For You, The Weakest Link, Countdown, They Think It’s All Over, Call My Bluff, Auntie’s Sporting Bloomers & Sport Relief.

Contact Arena Entertainment to enquire about or book Clare Balding for your corporate event. Either send an email to or speak to one of our booking agents on 0113-239-2222.

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