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Clare Balding - Live webchat on Monday 9 July, 1.30 - 2.30

(152 Posts)
RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Jul-12 09:42:26

We're delighted that Clare Balding is joining us for a live webchat next Monday 9 July at 1.30pm. Clare has been a presenter, writer and broadcaster for more than 15 years. Since becoming the face of the BBC's racing coverage in 1998 she's become known as one of Britain's leading sports presenters, and has gone on to work on four Olympic Games, three Paralympics and three Winter Olympics. From horse racing to rugby league, swimming to golf or to tennis, she is renowned for being able to turn her hand to any sport.

Since 2010 Clare has hosted Crufts for the BBC, and on More4, and has become established as one of the UK's leading presenters of live major events, such as the Lord Mayor's Show and Trooping the Colour. Clare will be presenting on the London 2012 Olympics for the BBC and hosting the Paralympics for Channel 4.

This September, Clare will release My Animals and Other Family, a funny and tender memoir of her early years, the pets and animals around her and the life lessons they taught her.

Put the date in your diary to join Clare next Monday, 9 July at 1.30 pm or post your question in advance on this thread.

uselesslife Wed 11-Jul-12 09:38:27

see why you should never believe anything you read in the papers?!!

FarrowAndBollock Tue 10-Jul-12 23:13:49

Clare, you can get them on Amazon!

tattychicken Tue 10-Jul-12 21:25:55

CLARE!! Not Claire... Sorry.. blush

CaveMum Tue 10-Jul-12 21:20:59

I hope Clare is still reading this thread. Should someone tweet her a link?

tattychicken Tue 10-Jul-12 21:15:13

Claire you are an utter legend! Favourite sports presenter by far. So well prepared, knowledgeable and respectful to the sportsmen and women you interview.

Fuck the Telegraph and whoever regurgitated it. Utter twats. smile

domesticslattern Tue 10-Jul-12 20:39:45

What a lovely webchat! So sorry I missed it.

LineRunner Tue 10-Jul-12 18:09:46

Dear Daily Mail

You can fuck right off as well.

Clare Balding is terrific.

LR x

johnworf Tue 10-Jul-12 15:03:29

Just read the DM article. Wtf??? It's a nonsense.

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 10-Jul-12 14:40:38

Utter bilge indeed.

Can anyone top that? Well, the DM have tried, by making look as though the wonderous CB and Lily Allen had a twitter spat over it ...when actually a few, nice, supportive tweets were exchanged instead.

Linky to ''For the record, I do not think being a lesbian makes me a better sports presenter': Clare Balding's Twitter rant to Lily Allen HERE

tribpot Tue 10-Jul-12 13:44:14

The article itself doesn't seem too bad. The headline is a fucking disgrace. What utter bilge.

TwelveLeggedWalk Tue 10-Jul-12 13:41:45

That 'article' has the feel of something a shoddy sub has got their hands on to 'jazz up' in a hurry.

LineRunner Tue 10-Jul-12 11:32:02

Dear Telegraph

You have just proved you are a useless fucking newspaper and I will be delighted never to buy or read your lazy, nasty, derivative rag again, and to encourage everyone I know to do the same.

Now fuck off.

Dear Clare

I now admire you more than ever.

Love, LR x

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Tue 10-Jul-12 11:28:34

Just read this and think I have a Clare crush now!!! She is luffly! Great chat!

sanguinechompa Tue 10-Jul-12 11:05:24

Typical of the Telegraph, hideous rag of a paper (imo), insular, snide, judgemental whilst pretending to be something else.

Greenshadow Tue 10-Jul-12 08:32:29

Nothing that she didn't say, just out of context and without permission - link.
She has commented about it on Twitter.

BIWItheBold Tue 10-Jul-12 08:25:50

Oh no! What did they say?

Greenshadow Tue 10-Jul-12 08:12:44

So sorry to see that the Telegraph has used this webchat to make a cheap article from and upset Clare.
Can nothing be done to stop the press stealing quotes from MN without permission?

edam Mon 09-Jul-12 23:27:43

Loved her answers, she was just as nice and funny on here as she seems on TV. I can't stand most sport but am tempted to put her book on my Amazon wishlist... grin

tribpot Mon 09-Jul-12 22:06:38

Nicholas, she's a regular Tweeter if you do that sort of thing.

NicholasTeakozy Mon 09-Jul-12 22:03:21

Dammit I missed it. sad I didn't have a question for Clare, I just wanted to say I think she's the finest presenter on the television at the moment.

tribpot Mon 09-Jul-12 21:21:59

I am so pleased that despite a prompt and definitive answer on the subject of biscuits, Clare still managed to cause controversy at Mumsnet Towers.

Well done Clare - you go girl!

iceandsliceplease Mon 09-Jul-12 21:07:50

<wibbles> She actually answered my question!!! I feel slightly overcome blush

She is as lovely as we all said, isn't she? Can't believe she managed to answer so many questions so quickly too!

PorkyandBess Mon 09-Jul-12 19:57:02

Great webchat, she's fab.

ChoccyJules Mon 09-Jul-12 16:45:35

Just recovered from being the first question-putter! Great webchat, lovely woman, fab pro.

sanguinechompa Mon 09-Jul-12 16:24:48


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