Clare Balding has joined BT Sport to present her own flagship show.
She will present and co-produce a weekly flagship magazine show featuring interviews and discussion of major sporting issues.
Clare joins previously announced Jake Humphrey in the BT Sport presenter line-up. She will continue to present racing for Channel 4, as well as other radio and television work for the BBC. She also currently fronts the Saturday primetime show Britain’s Brightest for BBC1.
“I’d like to thank BT for giving me the opportunity to present my own magazine show featuring interviews with iconic sports stars and sports discussion,” said Clare.
“I’m enthused by BT’s vision for sports coverage in the future and particularly their support of women’s sport, an issue about which I feel very strongly. This is an exciting new venture for me and I can’t wait to get started.”
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, added: “We’re thrilled to have signed Clare for BT Sport. She excels at presenting a variety of different sports and she showed last summer what an accomplished live performer she is, so we wanted to give her an opportunity to anchor her own weekly flagship show for BT Sport. She shares our desire to highlight more women’s sports on our channels, so she’s the perfect choice.”
BT Sport has the rights to show 38 live games a season from the Barclays Premier League, including 18 of the top clashes, for three years from August 2013. The channels will also show 69 live rugby union games a season from the Aviva Premiership.
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