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Clare Balding's London home with Alice Arnold is a palace for their pets - photos

The presenter lives in Chiswick

Nichola Murphy

Clare Balding is used to travelling a lot for work, but she has enjoyed spending more time at home with her wife Alice Arnold over the past year.

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The couple live in Chiswick with their Tibetan terrier Archie, who sadly passed away recently, and cats Eric and Button – and their home is a pet's paradise.

Speaking at the 2021 Spring Lectures for The Upper Room, Clare said: "I’ve never been at home as much as this, which has been lovely.

"I make sure I walk every day, so the tow path between Chiswick Bridge and Kew Bridge is very well trodden for me. I try and do five miles a day minimum … I understand much more now what I need to keep me on track."

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Although the Olympics presenter admitted she'd love to live in a mansion near Regent's Park "where you could play tennis in the sitting room they’re so big," she still loves her stunning London home.

"It has that perfect feel of living in London but not living in London. All the stallholders at Chiswick farmers’ market know me and know their racing so we’re always chatting," she told the Evening Standard

She's shared a few glimpses inside her property with snaps of her pets – take a tour.

Clare Balding's kitchen

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Clare's cute picture of her cat, Eric, shared a look at the open plan kitchen and dining area. Her pet sat on the wooden dining table which was surrounded by white chairs and topped with a vase of colourful flowers. Her white kitchen cabinets and black worktops were visible in the background.

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Clare Balding's lounge

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The living area is painted grey with a cream sofa and patterned red cushions, making for a cosy space for Alice to cuddle up with a book and Eric.

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Another video showed Clare sitting on a chair covered in a red tartan throw with a large TV on the wall surrounded by built-in shelves. A cream patterned rug sat on top of the neutral carpet, and wooden side tables and framed photos added the finishing touches.

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During a virtual appearance on Loose Women, Clare sat in another living area with a cream sofa and patterned scatter cushions. A wooden side table held family photographs and a cream lamp.

Clare Balding's garden

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Clare and Alice have a beautiful big garden including a lawn surrounded by thick shrubbery and a patio area where they have grey rattan sunbeds topped with cream cushions.

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Clare Balding's hallway

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One adorable snap of her kitten revealed a peek at the hallway, which has a white bannister and cream stair runner.

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