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Swimmers Surprised By Clare Balding's Unintentionally X-Rated Comment

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Swimmers Surprised By Clare Balding's Unintentionally X-Rated Comment

Two British swimmers had to hold back the laughter after a TV presenter blurted out an X-rated comment during an interview after their race. Watch the exchange below:

Tom Dean and Matthew Richards had just competed in and won the 4x200m men's freestyle race at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, yesterday (28 July).

Shortly after their victory, the pair turned to have a chat with Clare Balding, but were left a little red-faced by their conversation.


Discussing their win, the BBC presenter said: "You're 18 years old, it's your first Olympics, and you swam - honestly, your third leg was just phenomenal."

Fairly surprised at what they've heard, Tom and Matthew just stand there, clearly a little embarrassed.

Eventually, a wry smile creeps across their faces, fighting the urge to laugh as they think about what the presenter said.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

But being the consummate professionals they are, Matthew keeps his cool and offers an answer.

The clip, which was shared on social media, really tickled viewers, who were left in stitches at the awkward exchange.

One user said: "They deserve another Gold for holding it in."

Another chimed in: "Dude was gone the minute she said it."


A third quipped: "Coming on a bit strong there, nan."

While another added: "Typical young British lads."

Tom and Matthew took the gold medal along with teammates James Guy and Duncan Scott.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Speaking after the race, James said: "Hurting me most was getting fourth in Rio - being a young lad I was dreaming of Olympic gold, that's all I've ever wanted.

"All the early mornings, all the years of getting up at 10 past four, we are here and it is finally nice to do it.

"Tom, my training partner, getting gold yesterday, I felt like I was swimming with him, that's why I was so emotional."

Congratulations, lads!

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: BBC, Tokyo Olympics, swimming, Japan

Dominic Smithers
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