Clare Balding leaves wedding ring at home during Rio Olympics trip
Clare Balding was advised not to take her wedding ring to Brazil for the Olympics, according to her wife.
Eagle-eyed fans noticed that the sports presenter was not wearing the ring in the lead-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony.
But her wife Alice Arnold, watching from the UK, tweeted: "I'm amazed how many have noticed @clarebalding is not wearing her wedding ring..don't worry..it's safely at home with me.."
To one concerned viewer, she responded: "I'm sure it would be fine..but wise not to wear irreplaceable jewellery."
Former BBC Radio 4 newsreader Arnold was responding to messages from fans, with one commenting: "Why is Clare balding not wearing her wedding ring," and another asking "where's your wedding ring? Is all ok?"
The couple wed last year after 14 years together.