Monday, April 06, 2009

Clare Balding: The Pot Calling The Kettle Black?

The BBC's horse racing presenter Clare Balding has had to apologise to Grand National winner Liam Treadwell after she made fun of his teeth.

In a post-race interview, Balding urged the jockey to show his teeth, saying: "just give us a big grin to the camera."

When he smiled, keeping his lips firmly closed, she told him: "No, no, let's see your teeth. He hasn't got the best teeth in the world, but you can afford to go and get them done now if you like."

Treadwell, replied: "Well I could do, but I ain't complaining. It might be bringing on bad luck if I do that, though."

Hmm. Well at least he doesn't look like Mon Mome.


Anonymous said...

We were watching the Grand National and were absolutely amazed and gobsmacked at the crassness of Claire Baldings comment - has she no manners?

from the horses mouth said...

where do these people get off - I wonder would she like someone to be so personal about her looks! is she going to be suspended?