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Clare balding

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Normalisavariantofcrazy Thu 30-Jan-14 19:00:10

I can't be the only person to think she's just fabulous can I?

ScentedScandal Thu 30-Jan-14 19:01:33

Is that you Clare..?wink

southeastastra Thu 30-Jan-14 19:05:30

why is she fabulous?

ssd Thu 30-Jan-14 19:06:24

I'm getting a bit sick of her actually

BumPotato Thu 30-Jan-14 19:06:56

I like her a lot. She seems genuine.

NymodigFruOla Thu 30-Jan-14 19:07:36

She is fab.

Mind you, I'm into horse racing, so she's been known - and popular - in racing circles for years.

handfulofcottonbuds Thu 30-Jan-14 19:08:25

She's on The One Show. She's lost a lot of weight.

MrsArthurWellesley Thu 30-Jan-14 19:08:41

I luff her, she is fab smile

nouvellevag Thu 30-Jan-14 19:08:47

I think she's fab.

Incapinka Thu 30-Jan-14 19:11:27

I used to think she was fab but she is ruining channel 4 racing with her hushed voice and drama, drama.

SundaySimmons Thu 30-Jan-14 19:20:52

She's ok. A bit jolly hockey sticks for my liking.

"Notice how Balding made a big thing about not commentating at a golf club that did not admit women, while she was perfectly happy to use her connections to go to an all woman Cambridge college Newnham where she got in with A levels far below those that anyone without her connections would need." - hmmmm.

NymodigFruOla Thu 30-Jan-14 19:21:56

She is a total professional when it comes to sports presenting. She does her homework and she knows what she's talking about.

MissMarplesBloomers Thu 30-Jan-14 19:25:16

She's gorgeous swoon & think she'd be a scream to have over for supper & much wine...with Alice of course.

If you don't like her turn off & leave her to the rest of us to enjoy her!

Trooperslane Thu 30-Jan-14 19:31:17

What Nymo said. I DETEST the one show though.

NymodigFruOla Thu 30-Jan-14 19:32:29

MissMarples. Did you see Clare and Alice on Have I Got News For You or QI or Mock the Week or Only Connect (I can't remember which), but they were the 'opposing' captains of each team. It was blardy brilliant. Alice is a journalist too, isn't she? But anyway, it was a damn good.

Wellthen Thu 30-Jan-14 19:36:07

Sunday did those things happen within a fairly short space of time or are we talking going to unit at 18 and then several years later refusing to commentate?

I don't think its fair to criticise someone because their views and behaviours have changed over tome. She's obviously grown up and her principals have become more important.

Morgause Thu 30-Jan-14 19:37:37

Just love her.

TawdryTatou Thu 30-Jan-14 19:38:34

Does me 'ead in.

NinjaBunny Thu 30-Jan-14 19:40:01

I've only seen her on QI but she seems very nice and very intelligent.


I don't think her hair cut suits her though, it kind of just 'sit's on her head. But if she likes it then I guess that's what's important.

NewtRipley Thu 30-Jan-14 19:40:21


Wow, what a piece of bile that is.

KayHarker1 Thu 30-Jan-14 19:43:55

Paid up fan club member here. So there, see.

BasketzatDawn Thu 30-Jan-14 19:48:33

Yep, she's good at her job. Which for a sports journo is a good thing. She can pronounce 'forin' and other 'difficult' names, for example. But I don't get this 'celebrity fawning' thing that goes on. If she moved in next door I'd like to think she'd be a naice neighbour. That's it really. Soz.

LatinForTelly Thu 30-Jan-14 19:51:08

I think she's fantastic.

I couldn't even be bothered to read The Spine article but clicked onto the Will Self one. Now he's an odious, sneery little shite.

DevonFolk Thu 30-Jan-14 19:52:57

Fru I reckon it's fairly safe to say that if Claire Balding's been on something MissMarplesBloomers has seen it wink

maras2 Thu 30-Jan-14 19:58:22

I love Claire.Her R4 program ' Ramblings ' could almost make me, a dedicated townie, visit the countryside.

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