Clare Balding

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Clare Balding is a broadcaster and writer. She was a lead presenter for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. My Animals and Other Family is Clare’s first book. It won Autobiography of the Year at the 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards. Her Olympics and Paralympics work across the BBC and Channel 4 saw her win Achievement of the Year at the 2012 Women in Film & Television Awards, a 2012 Red Hot Women Award, and Attitude TV Personality of the Year.

Clare has presented horse racing on television and radio for eighteen years, winning RTS Sports Presenter of the Year and Racing Broadcaster of the Year (twice). She hikes across the countryside for the Radio 4 series Ramblings, has presented BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Countryfile, Britain’s Hidden Heritage, Britain By Bike, Crufts, and Britain’s Brightest. She has appeared on QI, Have I Got News for You and Sport Relief. She lives in West London with her partner Alice, their wayward Tibetan Terrier Archie and a cat who couldn’t give a damn called Itty.

Author Photo: Bill Waters