Clare Balding is the new voice of the Speaking Clock
Clare Balding is helping BT to raise money for this year’s Red Nose Day as the new voice of the BT Speaking Clock.
For five weeks only – between Tuesday February 12 and Friday March 15 – the sports presenter and broadcaster will become the voice of the ‘pips’. We will donate 10p for every call made to the BT Speaking Clock from a BT landline*, as part of our pledge to raise money for Red Nose Day.
All you have to do is dial 123 from a BT landline – or if you’re a BT customer, you can make a call using BT SmartTalk from your smartphone.
“My brother said “so, what next? I expect you’ll be the voice of the speaking clock. And guess what??! Comic Relief has asked me to make a special guest appearance and for five weeks only I will be the voice of the BT Speaking Clock to help raise money for Red Nose Day. I’m chuffed, and my nephew, who’s learning to tell the time, will be too. So please dial 123 to have a listen and know that by doing so, BT will be donating 10p for every call to Comic Relief. Crumbs, look at the time – I’m running late.”
The BT Speaking Clock has been providing the exact time since July 24, 1936 and is accurate to five thousandths of a second. The regular voice of the speaking clock is Sarah Mendes da Costa, who became the fourth permanent voice of the BT Speaking Clock after winning a nationwide competition in 2007.
To call the BT Speaking Clock and hear Clare Balding whilst raising money for Red Nose Day at the same time, just dial 123 from any BT landline phone from February 12 until Red Nose Day on March 15.
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