Worst presenting gaffes from "69" to "kissing balls" after Balding’s blunder
TV’s Clare Balding sparked guffaws after she told gold medal-winning British swimmer Matt Richards that his “third leg was just phenomenal.”
The BBC Olympics presenter was interviewing the 18-year-old alongside team-mate Tom Dean after they triumphed for Team GB in the 4x200m freestyle at the Tokyo Games.
The pair struggled to keep straight faces after Balding’s unwitting double entendre.
But it isn’t the first balls-up from the world of sport. Here JAMES MOORE reveals some other innuendo-laden, gong-worthy gaffes…
“Brazil – they’re so good it’s like they are running round the pitch playing with themselves.” Football’s John Motson.
“The bowler’s Holding, the batsman’s Willey.” Cricket commentator Brian Johnston on West Indies’ Michael Holding bowling to England’s Peter Willey.
“Ah, isn’t that nice. The wife of the Cambridge President is kissing the Cox of the Oxford crew.” Harry Carpenter commentating on the 1977 Oxford-Cambridge boat race.
“And later we’ll have action from the men’s cockless pairs.” TV’s Sue Barker on the rowing.
“Tony McCoy has a quick look between his legs and likes what he sees.” Stewart Machin, horse-racing commentator.
“And there goes Juantorena down the back straight, opening his legs and showing his class.” Ron Pickering, commentator at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.
“One of the reasons Arnie (Arnold Palmer) is playing so well is that, before each tee shot, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them.” US golf commentator.
“What does it feel like being rammed up the backside by Rubens Barrichello?” F1 commentator James Allen interviewing racing driver Ralf Schumacher.
“I’m lucky because I have an athlete between my legs.” Champion jockey Willie Carson.
“Michael Vaughan is beside me. It’s not easy putting a rubber on is it?” Cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew discussing Kevin Pietersen putting a new bat rubber on his bat handle.
“Julian Dicks is everywhere. It’s like they’ve got 11 Dicks on the field.” Metro Radio football commentator.
“Ballesteros felt much better today after a 69.” TV commentator Steve Ryder covering the US Masters.
“This is a really lovely horse…I once rode her mother.” Racing commentator Ted Walsh.
“Linford Christie has a habit of pulling it out when it matters the most.” TV’s David Coleman.
“As I sit here with a couple of world-class hookers…” Gaby Logan after a France-Ireland rugby match.
“Stephen Hendry jumps on Steve Davis’ misses every chance he gets.” Snooker pundit Mike Hallett.
“A successful swinger.” BBC’s Chris Hollins on Olympic gold medal swimmer Rebecca Adlington.
“Most of the players will be wearing rubbers tonight.” TV’s Gary Lineker on the type of studs footballers would be choosing.
“John Parrott wants a screw…with plenty of bottom.” Snooker commentator John Virgo.
“The Spanish manager is pulling his captain off.” Football commentator George Hamilton.
“There’s a drum here and I’d like to bang the guy who’s banging it.” Football commentator Alan Green.
“Greg Harlowe has covered himself at the rear in case Jenkins gets too excited.” Bowls commentator David Gourlay.
“He couldn’t quite get his leg over.” Cricket’s Jonathan Agnew on England’s Ian Botham stepping on his wicket.
“And this is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning and it was amazing.” Weightlifting commentator Pat Glenn.
“Yes, Seaman’s on everyone’s lips this morning.” TV presenter Des Lynam on goalie David Seaman.
“Pat Rafter won the tennis in straight sex but had to be treated for a groin injury.” Aussie newsreader.
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