Clare Balding

Clare Balding 'Cried Herself To Sleep' Over Horse Trainer Uncle's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Sport

Broadcaster Clare Balding has told how she cried herself to sleep at the loss of her horse trainer uncle Toby Balding, who has died at the age of 78. ...

And Big Men Cry - The Amazing Events That Made The Sports Stars Cry

Bill Coles | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games now well under way, the BBC's top presenters reveal the historic sporting moments that have had them reaching for the Kleenex... "All the hardened, cynical hacks who would have poured scorn on the idea of ever shedding tears at a sporting event - and you could see them all pretending that a fly had got in their eye."

Inverdale Loses Wimbledon Presenting Role To Balding

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Sport

John Inverdale will be replaced by Clare Balding as the host of BBC Radio Five Live's WImbledon coverage a year on from his on-air gaffe following the...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: 'W1A' Is Funny Enough, But... | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

The second instalment of 'W1A' found newly-installed BBC Head of Values Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) having to explain himself to Woman's Hour… in...

Sport Relief

Mark Foster | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

Every year I have to find something new to take part in, that challenges and pushes me outside of my comfort zone and has the effect of terrifying me witless. This year was no different. Thanks to persuasive talents of one Shirley Pinder from BT, I agreed to abseil down the GPO Tower along with Martin Bayfield, Helen Skelton and a few others and a platoon of Royal Marines headed up by the Big Boss, Ed Davis. I know... I'm not sure how that happened either. (Note to self; block all future calls from Abseiling Shirley, as she is affectionately known in our house)...

Could Sochi Provide the Thaw That Anglo-Russian Relations Need?

Ruth Green | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Sport
Ruth Green

Although Downing Street has gone to great lengths to deny that Cameron is staging any kind of boycott, Bach clearly is far from convinced. "I always think if you don't have a dialogue, it's a missed opportunity."

Clare Balding Trolled On Twitter For Olympic 'Sell-Out'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Clare Balding has been attacked on Twitter for her perceived 'sell-out' of presenting television coverage of the Winter Olympics. Clare, who is ga...

'Isn't Tom Daley A Star?'

Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Clare Balding has praised Tom Daley for coming out, after he revealed he was in a same sex relationship in a YouTube video last week. The sports c...

The Dilemma Between Clare Balding and Her Granny

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Kallenbach

Now Clare Balding, the popular and successful sports presenter has spoken publicly and touchingly of the rift in her family - particularly with her grandmother - when it was made public that she was in a relationship with another woman.

Horse Riding Can Bring Out the Best in Anyone, And Should Be Available to Everyone

Clare Balding | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Sport
Clare Balding

Horse-riding can be accessible to anyone and everyone. In addition to the pleasure it brings, there's also a strong element of physical and mental therapy being around horses. They make you feel calmer. The Riding for the Disabled Association is a charity that's close to my heart and I try to help as much as I can. The organisation gives people with limited movement the opportunity to feel full movement on a horse. It gives children with disabilities access to therapeutic interaction with horses in a safe and supportive environment.

Why I'm Supporting Riding for the Disabled

Michael Owen | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Sport
Michael Owen

Thoroughbred race horses are magnificent animals, so trusting, caring and graceful. But they are also highly strung and flighty. The children at Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) need an animal which is patient, safe and with a calm temperament, so the type of horses we keep at Manor House Stables wouldn't be suitable... the great news is that Clare did eventually manage to help find the perfect horse for the young people in Carlisle, a beautiful and gentle natured horse called Nutmeg. And it's not just Nutmeg that will help the riders at RDA.

Are These The Most Inspirational Women In Sport?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 in full swing, Marion Bartoli’s Wimbledon triumph still fresh in our minds and the first anniversary of what was widel...

Why Clare Balding Is So Awesome And Deserves Her OBE

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

She was one of the best bits about the Olympics (apart from all those medals, of course), and Clare Balding's unflappable demeanour, hard work ethic a...

BBC Apologise Over 5 Live Show Fighting Talk That discussed 'Turning' Gay Presenter

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

The BBC has apologised after it included a section in a live radio show on how openly gay presenter Clare Balding could be "turned around". The 5 Live...

WATCH: Don't Try This At Home

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Allow musical comedian Vikki Stone to explain - through the medium of song, of course. Stone is fronting the campaign for Cadbury Crispello - and ...

Balding Lands Huge Saturday Night Show

PA | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Clare Balding is to be the host of a new Saturday night BBC1 entertainment show looking to find the country's sharpest mind. The presenter, one of ...

Clare Balding Secures National Treasure Status With New Gig

PA | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Clare Balding is to join BBC Radio 2, replacing regular Sunday morning host Aled Jones who is leaving his show. Balding, who came to the fore durin...

BBC v Sky: Battle of the Pointless Pundits

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Sport
Iddo Goldfarb

We've swapped urbane, well-briefed and articulate interlocutors like Clare Balding, John Inverdale and Michael Johnson for slack-jawed rubes who struggle to recall the number of players fielded by a team and say things like "for me, it's a game of two halves and at the end of the day the lad give 'undred and ten percent in and araand the box."

WATCH: Our NEW National Anthem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Feeling a bit sad now that the Olympics and Paralympics are over? Don't! Simply be upstanding for our new national anthem - as revealed above. (Vid...

PHOTOS: Make Way For The Mobot

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Sport

Following Mo Farah's incredible performance in the 10,000m on Sunday night, his celebratory "Mobot" move has taken the world - and Twitter - by storm....

Poolside Double Act Stars at London 2012

Susannah Straughan | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Sport
Susannah Straughan

For years the BBC's voice of swimming was the unfortunately named Hamilton Bland, whose TV career ended in controversy in the late 90s. There's nothing bland about his successors, former Olympians Adrian Moorhouse and Andy Jameson, who sounded as though they'd swallowed several gallons of Red Bull as they jabbered their way through last night's pool action at London 2012.

AA Gill Branded 'Pitiable Little Sexist' In Wikipedia Revenge Attack

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK

AA Gill has had his Wikipedia page hacked after insulting classics professor Mary Beard. The new Wiki entry labels him "a pitiable little sexist" ...

Ginger McCain

Clare Balding | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK
Clare Balding

Ginger McCain was a relic of a golden age. As the trainer of Red Rum, his place in racing legend was assured when he guided this brilliant but fragile horse to run in five consecutive Grand Nationals in the 1970s.