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Grand National grin...

Louisa Compton | 15:19 UK time, Monday, 6 April 2009

The BBC's apologised to Grand National winner Liam Treadwell, after Clare Balding made fun of his teeth in his post-race interview. It's easily found on YouTube if you haven't seen it.

1,477 people have complained so far. We spoke to Liam today and he told us Clare had rung him personally to apologise - but that he was far more interested in celebrating his win than in worrying about what people thought of his teeth.

You can listen to the interview here:





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  • 1. At 5:45pm on 06 Apr 2009, PeterD20 wrote:

    I think Clare (& others at the BBC) should be apologising about abandoning coverage of horse-racing in the future.

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  • 2. At 6:12pm on 06 Apr 2009, newgordon wrote:

    Clare Balding, herself, is not the most attractive of tv presenters. If she should be offended by my comment, it surely would count as a fraction of the humiliation she doled out on national/world television.

    IT ISN'T THE FIRST TIME SHE HAS COURTED CONTROVERSY WITH ILL JUDGED REMARKS, and I doubt it will be the last

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  • 3. At 8:25pm on 07 Apr 2009, George Whitebread wrote:

    What is this country coming to when 1000+ plonkers complain re Clare Balding and the guy who won the National? Jeez!!! Have they nothing better to do? Indeed have I nothing better to do than respond. BBC tell these people to get a life! The guy concerned was not offended so what's their problem. Even Victoria Derbyshire was struggling to get the normal BBC stuff ut of him! Oh sorry I am turning into one of these BBC / listener ponkers.

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