Clare Balding

Clare Balding on body image: 'Growing up I genuinely thought my life would be perfect if my legs were skinny'

CLARE BALDING CHAMPIONS 'POWERFUL LEGS'

Clare joined the show on a mission to make young girls and women feel confident about their bodies.

She's written her first children's book - The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop - and made sure the main character gave readers a positive message.

'My heroine Charlie is a ten year old girl and she gets teased by her older brothers for having thunder thighs and her mother gives her a powerful talking saying it's actually powerful legs,' Clare explains. 'Serena Williams, Beyonce - powerful legs.'

'When I was growing up I genuinely thought my life would be perfect if my legs were skinny. And I didn't have skinny legs and you start to resent the fact that your legs aren't the way you want them to be.'

Clare Balding was horsing around on Loose Women

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