Clare Balding Biography
Clare Balding is a great after dinner and conference speaker. She is a multi award winning sports presenter who works for the BBC. Her awards include the Royal Television Society's Sports Presenter of the Year, Racing Broadcaster of the Year award and the Racing Journalist of the Year Award.
Sports TV and Radio Presenter
One of the BBC’s main sports presenters, Clare fronts all its live racing coverage, including the Grand National, Royal Ascot, The Derby and l’Arc de Triomphe.
A presenter of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games from Beijing, Athens and Sydney, Clare has been part of BAFTA award winning coverage for a decade. She can turn her hand to Winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games, rugby league, three-day-eventing, show-jumping, swimming, golf, tennis, bowls or darts. She was one of the presenters of Sport Relief.
A regular presenter on Radio 4, she has fronted Saturday Live, Woman’s Hour, Pick of the Week, Broadcasting House and (for the last 9 years) the walking series Ramblings.
On 5 live, Clare is part of the team that presents the National Hunt Festival from Cheltenham, co-presents its Wimbledon coverage and last year became the first woman to commentate on a Wimbledon final. She also works on the golf coverage at the Open.
She has made guest appearances on numerous TV shows including Have I Got News For You, A Question Of Sport, They Think It’s All Over, Countdown, Call My Bluff, Test The Nation, University Challenge, Weakest Link and Mastermind.
Clare Balding as More than Just a Sports Presenter
In 2003 Clare started to branch out of sport, presenting a new series, Housecall In The Country, a live weekday magazine programme covering a variety of lifestyle topics. She has also worked on The Lord Mayor’s Show since 2003, Trooping The Colour and in 2006 was the first voice on BBC One as she welcomed in the New Year live from the Embankment. Clare has three times hosted BBC Two’s coverage of Crufts and presented a 10-part series, also on BBC Two, called Race Country.
Clare, a Cambridge graduate, was elected President of the Union in 1992. She was a good all-rounder in sport, and was champion lady rider in 1990 and leading amateur flat jockey in 1989 and 1990. Clare was honoured with the Horse Writers and Photographers Association (HWPA) Racing Journalist of the Year Award in 2003 and in 2004 she won both the HWPA Sir Peter O’Sullivan Broadcaster of the Year award and the prestigious Royal Television Society Sports Presenter of the Year award. In 2009, she was praised for "perfect presentation" by the judges of the Broadcast Awards who named the Grand National 2008 as their sports programme of the year.
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17th May 2013
Olympic Gold medallist, Rebecca Adlington has spoken about her hopes of becoming a TV presenter one day.
13th February 2013
Stunning corporate act Feeding the Fish was featured in the final of BBC's Britain's Brightest.
14th November 2012
Clare Balding and David Walliams have been hailed amongst the cream of the literary elite, as the Specsavers National Book Awards shortlist is announced.
15th July 2010
The 150th Open kicked off in St Andrews today and the golfing talents and speakers Sam Torrance, Peter Alliss, Hazel Irvine, Clare Balding and John Inverdale are all there to bring us the best coverage.
12th February 2010
The 8 hour time difference between the UK and Vancouver means that tonight's opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics doesn't get underway until the early hours of tomorrow morning. Skeleton bob medallist hopeful, Shelley Rudman will carry the Olympic flag for Great Britain at the opening ceremony. Hazel Irvine, Sue Barker and Clare Balding will be hosting the coverage on the BBC, where live TV coverage will begin around 7pm every evening. There will also be a roundup show at lunchtimes to catch up on the overnight action. Gold medallist, Matthew Pinsent will also be reporting on TV, along with Steve Cram, Rhona Martin and British skating icon, Robin Cousins.
11th March 2009
The broadcaster, who came out of retirement last year to relaunch the ITV's News at Ten, saw off competition from Fiond Bruce and Fiona Phillips to win the top award. The ceremony held yesterday, also named Strictly Come Dancing as the best Reality TV Series, and gave a special award to Have I Got News For You, which returns for it's 37th series next month.
10th March 2008
Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold will be risking getting fired by Alan Sugar in a charity version of the Apprentice.
11th March 2013
Awards host and TV presenter, Suzi Perry has started her new job as the BBC’s Formula 1 host.
11th January 2013
The popular show will be returning for a four-part Comic Relief celebrity special on BBC Two.
4th December 2012
On 4th December, Victoria Derbyshire presented a BBC Radio 5 Live Broadcast from an Animal Testing Lab.
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