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Scarlett O'Toole

Inside Clare Balding's pet palace home as she hosts the Commonwealth Games

Clare Balding is busy hosting the Commonwealth Games, but when she's not at work she enjoys relaxing in her Chiswick home which she shares with her wife Alice Arnold.

The couple live with their cats Eric and Button and their home is like a palace for their pets.

Clare, 51, said that while she would like to live in a mansion near Regent's Park, she loves her current home and feels it is in a great location.

"It has that perfect feel of living in London but not living in London. All the stallholders at Chiswick farmers’ market know me and know their racing so we’re always chatting," she told the Evening Standard.

Clare's stunning property features an open plan kitchen and dining area, where Eric likes to hang out.

Clare shares plenty of pics of her home and pets (Instagram/ @clarebalding)

Posting on Instagram, Clare shared a picture of her cat sat on top of a light wooden dining table which is surrounded by white chairs and topped with a rectangular vase full of colourful flowers.

Clare's white kitchen cabinets and black worktops were visible in the background. The room also has light wooden flooring.

Her living room features dark grey walls and a cream sofa and Clare and Alice have opted for red patterned cushions and gold light switches.

The couple's living room is darker than their dining area (Instagram/ @clarebalding)

They have a large TV mounted to a wall which is surrounded by grey built-in shelves to match the walls. Plenty of trinkets line the shelves, including books and a wooden box.

The living area features a cream patterned rug sat on top of a neutral carpet and is complete with three dark wooden side tables and framed artwork.

During a virtual appearance on Loose Women, Clare sat in another living area.

There are plenty of spots to chill out in the house (ITV)

This room features a cream sofa and patterned scatter cushions.

A dark wooden side table was used to display two family photographs and a cream lamp.

The room also featured a large mirror and pale walls.

Clare and Alice have a large garden which includes a well-kept lawn surrounded by thick shrubbery. There is also a patio area complete with grey rattan sunbeds which are topped with cream cushions.

Archie would often spend time outside (Instagram/ @clarebalding)

The couple's late dog Archie, who passed away at the age of 15, loved to hang out in their outside area.

Alice and Clare's hallway features neutral coloured walls and white banisters.

One adorable snap Clare shared on Instagram shows Eric playing on the stairs, which feature a cream runner.

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