A gay British TV presenter who fronted the BBC coverage of the Olympics has claimed reality television feels different after the 2012 Games.
Clare Balding, 41, told Heat magazine the ‘fair’ and ‘brutal’ world of the Olympics has altered people's perception of the reality TV show genre.
'I watched The X Factor last Saturday. It just felt different,' she said.
'After the Olympics, we now really admire real people, achieving things that have taken a lot of training and dedication, and some hint of sacrifice.'