Clare Balding

Ben Stokes nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019

Ben Stokes nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019

Ben Stokes has been nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019. The England cricket hero – who played a vital role as he helped the national team to victory in the Cricket World Cup this year – was the first name announced for the shortlist, with ‘Shape of You’ star Ed Sheeran revealed the news. He said: "Hey Ben Stokes. You are a Sports Personality of the Y... »

A League of Their Own reveals guest hosts replacing James Corden

A League of Their Own reveals guest hosts replacing James Corden

‘A League of Their Own’ regular Romesh Ranganathan will step in as a guest host for the upcoming series. The 14th season of the popular sports panel show will see presenter James Corden at the helm for just two episodes due to work commitments, so the Sky One team have drafted in a range of stars to fill in. As well as regular Romesh, former panellist Jack Whitehall will return –... »

Jo Whiley caught gardening in her underwear by delivery driver

Jo Whiley caught gardening in her underwear by delivery driver

Jo Whiley was caught gardening in her underwear by a delivery driver. The 53-year-old BBC radio DJ had a very "embarrassing exchange" when the lost driver wandered into her garden to find her wearing gloves teamed with just her bra and panties. Speaking to the Daily Mail newspaper at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, she said: "I couldn’t be bothered to put on a bikini because real... »

Clare Balding hosting Women’s Football World on Channel 4

Clare Balding hosting Women’s Football World on Channel 4

Clare Balding will host Channel 4′s new ‘Women’s Football World’ show. The journalist and broadcaster is excited to be fronting the upcoming programme, which will feature the best of the action from the top women’s leagues around the world, including England’s WSL and highlights from France, Germany, USA, Italy and the women’s UEFA Champions League. Clare ... »

Clare Balding earns £1m a year

Clare Balding earns £1m a year

Clare Balding is reportedly earning £1 million a year as one of the best-paid women on TV. The BBC sports broadcaster – who started her career with the Beeb in 1994 and rose to prominence presenting horse racing – and her wife Alice Arnold are said to have taken dividends worth over £2 million from her Clearly Clare company over the last two years, according to accounts published this ... »

Fern Britton to present new NHS series docu-series

Fern Britton to present new NHS series docu-series

Fern Britton is set to present a documentary series about the NHS. The 60-year-old TV star will investigate how hospitals and NHS workers are battling to prevent infectious diseases and how staff manage to keep wards and theatres spotless, in the new BBC One docu-series. The show, which is called ‘Matron, Medicine And Me’, will air its first episode on Sunday (15.07.18), and will follo... »

Clare Balding hopes TV success has opened doors

Clare Balding hopes TV success has opened doors

Clare Balding hopes her TV career has made a stand for "everyone who’s had the same hairstyle for the last 25 years". The 47-year-old broadcaster is widely recognised as one of the most popular BBC presenters, and she hopes her success has made an impression on the TV industry. Asked whether women are still judged more harshly on their appearance than their male counterparts, Clare... »

Alan Carr to present Crufts with Clare Balding

Alan Carr to present Crufts with Clare Balding

Alan Carr is to present this year’s ‘Crufts’ with Clare Balding. The 40-year-old comedian will join the 46-year-old presenter, who made her debut hosting the pooch contest in 2004, for the new afternoon-time Channel 4 show, which kicks off on Thursday (09.03.17) from 4pm. Clare told The Sun newspaper: "We’ve got new afternoon shows now – they will be fun. "I... »

Clare Balding won’t cook for Christmas

Clare Balding won’t cook for Christmas

Clare Balding has never cooked Christmas dinner. The 45-year-old sports presenter and her partner Alice Arnold love to entertain people at their home, but Clare doesn’t get involved in the kitchen and takes charge of drinks instead. She said: "I have never cooked a Christmas lunch and I don’t plan to start. "Alice and I are entertainers and I’m in charge of the wine.&qu... »

Alan Carr would be ‘wrong’ for Great British Bake Off

Alan Carr would be ‘wrong’ for Great British Bake Off

Alan Carr insists he’d be "wrong" for the ‘Great British Bake Off’. The former ‘Chatty Man’ presenter has hosted a string of shows for Channel 4 but insists he isn’t a big fan of the baking competition – which the network recently acquired from Love Productions – and wouldn’t want to put people off watching the show because he’s... »