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Celebrity Gogglebox: Who is Clare Balding’s wife Alice Arnold and when did they marry?

Clare Balding will be appearing on Celebrity Gogglebox with wife Alice Arnold wife

Viewers are in for a real treat with Celebrity Gogglebox returning to Channel 4.

Presenter Clare Balding is one of the familiar faces getting comfortable on her sofa to offer her opinions on the latest TV shows.

Joining the host and author on the popular programme is her wife Alice Arnold, who viewers may not be too familiar with.

If that’s the case, then do read on to find out more.

Who is Alice Arnold, and what is her job? 

Just like her wife Clare, Alice is a journalist and worked for BBC Radio 4 for over 20 years until the end of 2012.

The pair met in 1999 and married in 2015 (Picture: Channel 4)

The 59-year-old obtained a degree in politics before training as an actress.

Following a brief stint in a musical, she worked as a magistrate for 10 years before moving to BBC Radio 4.

How did Clare meet Alice? 

The couple first met in 1999 while working at the BBC together. Clare still works for the BBC, presenting segments for BBC Sport.

The pair met while working at the BBC (Picture: REX)

How long did they date, and when did they get married?

Clare and Alice entered into a civil partnership in 2005 before officially tying the knot 10 years later in a private ceremony.

Speaking previously to Country and Townhouse online, Clare said: ‘We were very much friends at first and didn’t get together until the autumn of 2002.

‘Alice had always been “out”, but I wasn’t and really struggled with it.’

How has married life been for them so far?

Married life for Clare and Alice is going great, and they regularly play golf together.

Clare enjoys playing golf with wife Alice (Picture: Getty)

However, tragedy struck last year when their beloved dog Archie died.

‘I am so sad to tell you that our beloved Archie has walked his last walk,’ Clare said on social media

‘@alicearnold1 and I are broken-hearted but grateful to him for the joy he gave us, the places he took us and the friends he brought us. ‘We miss him so much. RIP Archie 2005-2020.’

The third series of Celebrity Gogglebox starts on Channel 4 and All 4 on Friday June 4 at 9pm.


Credit: Original article published here.

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