Clare Balding



Britain's Brightest

Famous and Fearless

Have I Got News for You (guest host)

A League of Their Own (guest host)

Only Fools On Horses (commentator)


Former amateur jockey who worked her way up from junior reporter on Radio 5 Live to become the BBC's premier host of horse racing and subsequently sport in general. The crowning moment of her career came in 2012 when she headed the presenting teams on both the Olympics for the BBC, and the Paralympics for Channel 4.

Outside of sport (and Saturday night light entertainment shows), she has done a lot of radio work, including Ramblings on Radio 4 and Good Morning Sunday on Radio 2.

She was appointed OBE in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours, and promoted to CBE in 2022.


She is married to Alice Arnold, the former Radio 4 newsreader who once upon a time was a regular cast member on The Satellite Game. They once memorably appeared as opposing captains on a Children In Need edition of Only Connect.

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