‘It’s about running around, showing emotion’

Award-winning broadcaster and journalist Clare Balding enjoys being dropped in the deep end and believes in bringing energy to sports presenting

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
18th June, 2017
Sports broadcaster Clare Balding got her start on the BBC doing horse racing bulletins for Radio 5 Picture: Getty

Clare Balding was going to be a lawyer because that appeared to be an avenue open to her, based on the people she saw on television as a young girl.

Now, as one of the most recognised faces on TV across Britain and Ireland, Balding is well aware that her presence could inspire more girls to think about careers that weren’t on her radar as a youngster.

“When you are young, you have...

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