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The Clare Balding Show returns to BT Sport

Clare Balding's show returns to BT Sport for an eighth series with some of sports' top names set to feature on the famous sofa.

Clare Balding

The Clare Balding Show returns to BT Sport next week for its eighth series, as more famous faces from the world of sport join Clare on the sofa.

The series kicks off on Thursday, June 29, 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.

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He will be joined by cycling superstar Mark Cavendish, Olympic gold-winning duo Maddie Hinch and Hollie 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 European Football Championships 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, August 3, when England rugby captain Dylan Hartley joins promising Olympian, Dina Asher-Smith, on the sofa.

The series’ full line-up

June 29th: Bernie Ecclestone, Mark Cavendish, Maddie Hinch, Hollie 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