BBC sportscaster Clare Balding’s made us all do a double-take when she said something that caught all of our attention when interviewing Olympic British swimmers.
Per Huffpost, Balding was interviewing Tom Dean and Matthew Richards of Team Britain yesterday (July 28) about their victory in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay (with teammates James Guy and Duncan Scott) when she said, “Matt, you’re 18 years old, it’s your first Olympics, and you swam — honestly, your third leg was just phenomenal.”
Balding was referring to Richards swimming third in the four-leg relay for the British team.
But the swimmers cheekily smirked as the comment, trying to hold back laughter. Watch a clip from the interview below:
People on Twitter who saw this, had no choice but to make fun of Balding’s choice of words:
Richards father even took to Twitter to tell the sportscaster thanks for the laughs:
You know that bit when the most wonderful @clarebalding goes viral after speaking to your little baby..... so yeah, today’s that?!?!?! 🙈🤣🤣🤣— Simon Richards (@S1monRichards) July 29, 2021
Clare we all love you, you’ve made us laugh LOTS today!! 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/eJI89JSvr4
Clare Balding to @M4ttRichards just now— Ruth Dawson (@ruth_91) July 28, 2021
"Your third leg was absolutely phenomenal!"#Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/JnmJgfB0eS
Claire Balding has just told a British relay swimmer that his third leg was phenomenal. I’m done……— BarryFergEFC (@BazzaTomFerg) July 28, 2021
Clare Balding told an 18 year-old fella live on the BBC that his third leg was phenomenal https://t.co/LK6Pih8tc7— Breezy (@BramTrevorWelch) July 29, 2021
“You’re third leg was absolutely phenomenal”— Pete (@PeteJLewis) July 28, 2021
I love @clarebalding #bbcolympics #Olympics