Clare Balding: OBE is 'pinnacle of recent delights'

BBC and Channel 4 presenter Clare Balding is among those commended in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours
BBC and Channel 4 presenter Clare Balding is among those commended in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours Credit: Press Association

Sports presenter Clare Balding has been awarded an OBE for services to broadcasting and journalism.

Balding was recently awarded a BAFTA for outstanding achievement in factual presenting in recognition of her widely-praised Olympic coverage.

Read: Balding shows off BAFTA awards

She said today: "It has been a year of unexpected delights. This is the pinnacle."

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Baldrick knighted in honours list

Actor Tony Robinson and sculptor Anish Kapoor have been knighted in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. Robinson's Blackadder co-star Rowan Atkinson gets a CBE and singer Adele receives an MBE. Clare Balding and Aled Jones are also honoured.