Balding to front show on new BT channel

Clare Balding is to front a show on BT's new sports channel.

The TV star has signed up to the network to present and co-produce its flagship show after being poached from the BBC, who wanted her to host something similar for them.

The show will feature interviews with stars, discussions of big issues and a focus on women's sport - and Clare can't wait to get started.

She said: "I'm enthused by BT's vision for coverage, particularly its support of women's sport - an issue I feel very strongly about.

"This is an exciting venture for me and I can't wait to get started."

BT Sport boss Simon Green said: "We wanted to give Clare a chance to anchor her own show.

"She excels at hosting a variety of sports and showed last summer what an accomplished live performer she is."

Clare will still host Channel 4's horse racing, Radio 2's 'Good Morning Sunday' and BBC One's Saturday quiz show 'Britain's Brightest'.

BT will boast live Premier League football and rugby union on its two channels after securing a £738 million deal.

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