Clare Balding is accused of “belittling” Ms. Alice Arnold

Celebrity Gogglebox returned with a new cast last night and some viewers were a little unimpressed with the way Clare Balding spoke to her wife Alice Arnold.

Some used social media to argue that they believed the station was “belittling” their fellow journalist.

In the Celebrity Special, Clare and Alice sat down to watch the latest TV highlights.

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When The Masked Dancer was playing, Alice asked if the candidate had used her “real voice”.

Clare replied, “No, of course it’s not her voice. It’s a disguise! “


Clare Balding with her wife Alice Arnold (Credit: Channel 4)

Clare later burst into tears after the dog was run over by Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick and had to undergo surgery.

She looked away when the dog was being operated on and told Alice it was okay to look.

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She said, “It’s real. It’s not the same as Call The Midwife … “

What are viewers saying about Clare and Alice in the Celebrity Gogglebox?

Viewers took to Twitter to argue that Clare may have been a little harsh on her spouse.

One viewer tweeted: “Clare Balding is an absolute highlight for her wife. #PromiGogglebox. “

Clare Balding and wife Alice Arnold
Clare and Alice are married (Credit: Channel 4)

Another viewer argued: “#CelebrityGogglebox wishes Clare Balding could be a little nicer to her wife. Seems to put them down quite a bit. “

And a third viewer intervened: “Clare Balding doesn’t come across as pleasant on #CelebrityGogglebox.”

A fourth user also shared, “Clare Balding is a little mean to #CelebrityGogglebox woman.”

Not all of them were so dismissive, however.

In fact, some viewers said how much they enjoyed seeing the couple on-screen.

Clare Balding and wife Alice on gogglebox
Was Clare mean to Alice on Gogglebox? (Credit: Channel 4)

One viewer claimed: “Clare Balding and her wife are adorable. #PromiGogglebox. “

Another said, “I’m obsessed with Clare Balding and her wife on #CelebrityGogglebox.”

A third made an interesting point about how they came over and said, “I thought at first you seem a little irritated by beautiful Alice at times.

“But if me and my OH had an open camera, I fear the thought of what she might see.”

That should be the case with most couples who are no longer in the sugar-sweet honeymoon phase!

Who is Clare Balding married to?

Who is Clare’s wife? Alice Arnold is also a journalist and broadcaster and married Clare in early 2015.

But they entered into a registered civil partnership as early as 2006.

She is also a trained actress and former judge. But she is perhaps best known for her hosting roles on BBC Radio 4.

She worked here for over 20 years before leaving in 2012. Since then she has worked as a journalist for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.

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