The Clare Balding Show returns later this month to BT Sport for its eighth series, as more famous faces from the world of sport join Clare on the sofa.
The series kicks off on Thursday, 29 June, on BT Sport 1 at 8pm with a stellar line-up as the former chief of Formula 1, Bernie Ecclestone, drops in to give a rare in-depth discussion about life beside the track, and how he thinks the sport will shape up under its new owners. He will be joined by cycling superstar Mark Cavendish, Olympic gold-winning duo Maddie Hinch and Holly Webb following their success last summer with the GB hockey team, and trial cyclist Danny MacAskill.
Across the series, Clare will also be chatting to two of England’s Lionesses, Alex Scott and Karen Carney, as they prepare for this summer’s UEFA Women’s Euro in the Netherlands, as well as football manager, Harry Redknapp, who is always on hand for a good story or two. Olympic gold medallists Greg Rutherford and Helen Glover, Paralympians David Weir and Martine Wright, golfer Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston will also be appearing. The series then wraps up on Thursday 3rd August, when England rugby captain Dylan Hartley joins promising Olympian, Dina Asher-Smith, on the sofa.
The series’ full line-up is below:
- June 29th: Bernie Ecclestone, Mark Cavendish, Maddie Hinch, Holly Webb and Danny Macaskill
- July 6th: Alex Scott, Karen Carney, Harry Redknapp and Charlotte Edwards
- July 13th: Damon Hill, Andrew Johnston and Helen Glover
- July 20th: Chris Coleman, David Weir and Wales & England Rugby Women
- July 27th: Greg Rutherford, Carl Frampton & Martine Wright
- August 3rd: Dylan Hartley & Dina Asher-Smith
On the show’s return, Clare Balding said: “I’m delighted to be back with The Clare Balding Show which I think is different to anything else on TV in this country. It’s a chance to see sportsmen and women as themselves. At its heart it’s real sport but we also try to have some fun because I think it’s important to bring out the side of our guests that we don’t always see when they’re competing.”
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