Why is Clare Balding not wearing her wedding ring during the Rio Olympics? Her wife reveals all


Clare Balding was advised not to take her wedding ring to Brazil for the Olympics, according to her wife.

Eagle-eyed fans noticed that the sports presenter was not wearing the ring in the lead-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony.

Clare Balding and Alice Arnold
Clare Balding and Alice Arnold (Ian West/PA)

But her wife Alice Arnold, watching from the UK, tweeted:

To one concerned viewer, she responded: "I'm sure it would be fine..but wise not to wear irreplaceable jewellery."

Former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Alice was responding to messages from fans, with one commenting: "Why is Clare balding not wearing her wedding ring," and another asking "where's your wedding ring? Is all ok?"

The couple wed last year after 14 years together.

Clare Balding
Clare Balding (Niall Carson/PA)