Don't get me wrong, despite her comment about Liam Treadwell's teeth, I am a huge fan of Clare Balding. She is brilliant in front of the camera and clearly knows her sport. Indeed Gabby Logan and Clare form the perfect Cagney and Lacey of BBC Sport, albeit most of us would not invite Clare along to a dream threesome with her more glamourous Olympics co host.
However, Clare betrayed her privileged roots today when explaining why the Equestrian events had been staged in central London instead of out in the sticks. According to the daughter of race horse trainer Ian Balding, "Many of the spectators here would never have seen an equestrian event, indeed may never have seen a horse in the flesh!".
Gor Blimey Clare. Not everybody in the smoke climbs up chimernees for a living you know! In fact some have cars and get out to the green fields of Surrey, Kent, Essex, Herts and Berkshire from time to time. And anyway, my loverlee, once a week the rag and bone man tours the streets, his cart pulled by Hercules!
Not seen horse flesh Clare, what do you think is in our pies? Not every butcher trades next door to a murderous barber you know!
Look Pater, it is a Cockney, should we shoot him or call the game keeper?