Clare Balding

10 questions with… Clare Balding

The TV presenter chats to Tes about her most memorable teacher, being suspended for shoplifting and almost being arrested on a school trip

My Best Teacher: TV host and horse-racing presenter Clare Balding talks about her time at school

Clare Balding is one of the UK’s best known TV presenters, often seen hosting major sporting events including the Grand National, the Boat Race and athletics. She’s also written several novels for children and has just published a new book, called Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going.

In the latest My Best Teacher podcast, she chatted to Tes about her eventful school years, which included her feelings of shame after being suspended for shoplifting using sport to rebuild her confidence, a demanding but brilliant English teacher who helped her realise her ambitions – and almost being arrested in ...

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