Sports Presenter, Author
Clare Balding’s name has become synonymous with sport after fronting coverage of some of sport’s most prestigious events. A former leading amateur flat jockey, Clare's broadcasting career took flight when she became the face of BBC’s horse racing coverage in 1998. She has gone on to cover all manner of sports, presenting on numerous Olympics, Paralympics, Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games. Clare Balding is also a bestselling author. Her first book, 'My Animals and Other Family', went on to win biography of the year at the National Book Awards. Her second book, ‘Walking Home’, was published in 2014 and her first children’s book is being released in September this year. The face and co-producer of The Clare Balding Show on BT Sport, Clare received an OBE for her services to the sports journalism and broadcasting industry in 2013, as well as winning the BAFTA Special Award.