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Carol Vorderman Biography

Carol Vorderman
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Birth Nation: England
  • Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
  • Name: Carol Jean Vorderman
  • Birth Name: Vorderman MBE
  • Father: Anton Vorderman
  • Mother: Edwin Jean
  • Nationality: British
  • Birth Place/City: Bedford,Bedfordshine
  • Religion: Christian
  • Ethnicity: Dutch-Welsh ethnic descent.
  • Profession: Broadcaster,Presenter, Host
  • Working For: Channel 4 game show Countdown
  • Salary: $21 million dollar annual
  • Eye Color: Brown,Blue
  • Hair Color: Gray Black
  • Face Color: White
  • Body Measurements: 34-28-35
  • Breast Size: 34
  • Waist size: 28
  • Hip Size: 35
  • Weight in KG: 57
  • Affair with: Des Kelly
  • Married: Married and Divorced
  • Married to: Christopher Mather,Patrick King
  • Children: 2
  • Divorce: Divorced
  • Education: Sidney Sussex College
  • Awards: honored as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE),Honorary Degree (MA) by the University of Bath.
  • Movies: Around 15
  • TV Show: Around 5
  • Sisters: Anton and Trixie
  • Siblings: 2
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Born, birth

Carol Jean Vorderman was born on 24 December, 1960. She was born in Bedford, Bedfordshire England. Carol is a British media personality mostly known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for continuous 26 years.

Father, Mother, brothers, sisters& Childhood

Carol is the youngest of three children born to her parents. Her father Anton ‘Tony’ Vorderman is Dutch while her mother Edwin Jean is Welsh. Her parents split after just three weeks of her birth and her mother took Carol and her siblings to town of Prestatyn, North Wales. She and her siblings Anton and Trixie were brought there by their single mother. All her childhood she never saw her father until she own self was 42 years old.

School, College

She went to Blessed Edward Jones High School in Rhyl. At the age of 17 she attended Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. She studied Engineering there gaining third-class honors in 1981.


She started her career as a junior civil engineer at Dinorwig Power Station in Wales. Later she was a graduate management trainee in Leeds. She also was a backing singer in the Leeds-based pop group Dawn Chorus and the Blue Tits. During 1984\1985 she appeared regularly on the Peter Levy show on Radio Aire. Vorderman’s mother submitted an application on behalf of Carol to appear as co-host on a quiz show for the fledgling fourth channel after seeing a newspaper advertisement about it asking precisely for a woman with good mathematical skills. She appeared along with Richard Whiteley on Countdown on Channel 4. But Richard passed away in June, 2005. Gradually she changed the Pattern of the show and her intellect was revealed in the show. Ultimately she became the one of the highest paid women in Britain earning estimated 1 million pound sterling a year. She declined the offer to solo present the show Countdown instead she searched for a new co-host and in October 2005, Des Lynam replaced the late Richard Whitely. In 2007 Des O’Connor replaced Lynam but Vorderman continued to host the show. She recorded her last Countdown Show on 13 November 2008 which was aired on 12 December, 2008. After she left Countdown with a 26 years of contribution to the show she continued to write her column to the British magazine Reveal. She is the current presenter of the annual Pride of Britain Awards aired by ITV. She is the host of the show since 1999, the year of establishment. She is currently an occasional host of ITV’s Loose Women. Carol had newspaper columns in ‘The daily Telegraph’ and in the ‘Daily Mirror’. The columns were on internet topics. Detox for Life, her book on Detox diets sold over a million copies. She also has launched various commercial ventures like Sudoku products, mind training games, video games for play station 2etc.

Marriage, Divorce, Affairs and Personal Life

She first married in 1985 to Christopher Mather at the age of 24. Christopher was a Royal Navy officer and former international rugby league player. The marriage lasted for only 12 months. She married management consultant Patrick King in 1990. She has two sons from him. The couple split in 2000. She had a live in relationship with Daily Mail columnist and PR consultant Des Kelly for five years. They split in December, 2006. She is currently dating Graham Duff who is a RAF Red Arrows. He is 14 years junior than carol and is separated with one child.

Nationality and Ethnicity

She is British and of Dutch-Welsh ethnic descent.

Height, weight and age

Carol is 1.69 m tall and has a tremendously healthy body. She is 46 years old.

Hot Pictures

She is a stunning and a sexy lady still in her late 40’s. Her hot and steamy pictures can be found online.

Awards and achievements

Carol is an honorary fellow of Bangor University in North Wales and also has received an honorary Degree (MA) by the University of Bath. In 2011 she was voted UK Female Rear of the Year. In June 2000, for her “Services to broadcasting” in the Queen’s Birthday Honors she was honored as a member of the order of the British Empire (MBE)

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