Clare Balding at LGBT Awards
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Clare Balding opened up about her relationship with her wife Alice Arnold, whom she married in 2015, nine years after they entered a civil partnership. The BBC broadcaster recently addressed if the couple had plans to expand their family.
The 50-year-old explained that while she loves children the plan for the couple to have a baby of their own is not on the horizon.
The children’s author admitted that while she does not have any kids, she enjoys spending time with them through her work.
Clare explained that she often visits schools and speaks to children as she addressed motherhood.
When quizzed about the couple having a baby, she remarked: “God no!
“That’s why I like children so much because I don’t have any.”
She continued to The Sunday Post: “But I’m really happy to go and spend time with them.
“I go to a lot of schools and I talk to a lot of kids.”
The presenter added: “I talk about giving yourself permission to fail, to try different things, to have a spirit of adventure, and to celebrate difference.”
Clare also addressed her relationship with Alice and admitted the couple spend too much time together.
Speaking to the same publication, she said: “We walk together a lot, especially with our Tibetan Terrier dog Archie, who’s 14. And we play golf together.
“Alice is better than me, she’s a proper golfer, she plays off nine, I’m 23.”
Her comments came before the presenter revealed that the couple’s beloved dog died last year.
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Clare took to Twitter and shared her devastation as she announced the family loss.
At the time, she posted a heartfelt message in view of her 702,000 followers.
Clare penned: “I am so sad to tell you that our beloved Archie has walked his last walk @alicearnold1 and I, are broken-hearted but grateful to him for the joy he gave us, the places he took us and the friends he brought us. We miss him so much. RIP Archie 2005-2020.”
She accompanied the emotional tribute with a series of snaps of Archie.
Meanwhile, Clare and her partner are among the stars joining the cast of Celebrity Gogglebox for the upcoming third series.
The couple will join famous faces including former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Clara Amfo, ITV host Lorraine Kelly and Spice Girls bandmate Melanie C.
A host of famous faces from the previous series will also be returning to Celebrity Gogglebox including Denise Van Outen and her partner Eddie Boxshall, father-son duo Martin and Roman Kemp and Radio 1′s Nick Grimshaw and his niece Liv.
Celebrity Gogglebox airs tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm.
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