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Carol Vorderman (born Carol Jean Vorderman 24.12.60) is a British television presenter and media personality, known for her work on the show 'Countdown' for 27 years.
Childhood: Carol Vorderman was born in Bedford, Bedfordshire to Anton 'Tony' Vorderman Edwina Jean Davies. Three weeks after she was born, her parents separated and he mother moved to Prestatyn, North Wales, with the three children. Here, she studied at Blessed Edward Jones High School in Rhyl, and attended Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, at 17 to study engineering. When she graduated three years later, Vorderman landed a job as a junior civil engineer at Dinorwig Power Station, and worked as a backing singer for a Leeds-based band on the side in the 1980s.
Career: In 1982, at the age of 21, Carol Vorderman landed a job as a co-host on the show 'Countdown' after her mother responded to an advert in the newspaper about needing someone with good maths skills. Vorderman worked on the show for 26, continuing her co-host position after the originally host, Richard Whiteley, passed away in 2005. She eventually left the show on 25th July 2008, where they dedicated her final episode on 12th December 2008 to a compilation of her greatest hits.
In addition to her work on Countdown, Vorderman worked as the presenter of ITV's annual 'Pride of Britain Awards' every year from its conception in 1999. In June 2011, Vorderman also became one of two hosts of the ITV women's panel show, 'Loose Women', and worked there until 14th July 2014, when she stepped down to focus on her educational books and maths website. Vorderman has been a strong advertiser of various different educational materials over her career.
Personal Life: In 1985, at the age of 25, Carol Vorderman was married for the first time to Christopher Mather - an officer in the Royal Navy and international rugby player. The marriage ended after 12 months, however. In 1990, Vorderman married her second husband, Patrick King, and the couple had a daughter, Katie, in 1992, and a son, Cameron, in 1997. In 2000, the couple separated. In 2001, she began living with British journalist Des Kelly in London, before the two separated in 2006. Between September 2012 and October 2014, Carol Vorderman was in a relationship with Graham Duff, an RAF Red Arrows pilot 14 years younger than her.
Carol Vorderman - Carol Vorderman attends a service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps at St. Clemens Danes Church, the RAF church, in central London - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 7th February 2016
Carole Vorderman - Carole Vorderman attends a service to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Air Cadet Corps at the Church of St. Clement Danes, the RAF church, in central London. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 7th February 2016
The former 'Countdown' star suffered burns and bruises when she fell off the running device.
Carol Vorderman has revealed, possibly accidentally, on Twitter that she recently fell off a treadmill while running with no clothes on. Possible tweet of the year contender, here, raising the more intriguing question of why she was running naked in the first place.
She had shared a story about an unfortunate woman, who sent an important workplace e-mail with a swear word written in because of an autocorrect function, with a friend in a conversation on the social media site on Wednesday (August 26th), and followed that up with the annoucement that she sustained serious bruises and burn-like injuries when she fell off the treadmill.
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'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe has been named Rear Of The Year 2015.
Daniel Radcliffe has been named Rear Of The Year 2015.
Daniel's case may have been aided by his starring role in the thriller movie 'Horns', in which he appears naked, while he also famously took his clothes off to play the part of Alan Strang in the stage show 'Equus'.
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Olly Murs and Carole Vorderman have been crowned winners of 'Rear of the Year', beating out competition from Andy Murray and Cheryl Cole.
Olly Murs has been named Rear of the Year.
The 'Hand on Heart' singer - who shot to fame as runner up on 'The X Factor' in 2010 - beat tennis player Andy Murray into second place for the coveted best butt prize and was thrilled to pick up the accolade.
He tweeted: ''Thanks to everyone that voted for my arse we are both very proud of this award''
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'W1A' gets off to a half decent start, but is unlikely to reach the heights of its predecessor Twenty Twelve.
As Sarah Parish appeared on the One Show on Wednesday ahead of new comedy 'W1A's' debut episode, there was much to be made about how good the BBC is at poking fun at itself. Only, it's not really, and the team that brought us 'Twenty Twelve' don't appear to have gone anywhere near far enough with their latest offering.
Hugh Bonneville And His Team in 'W1A'
Sure, the first episode brought about a passing reference to the Jimmy Savile affair as "a learning opportunity" but other than that, it seems as though the writers missed a golden opportunity to tap into the endless mine of material that the corporation has offered up over the past couple of years.
Continue reading: 'W1A' Is A BBC Mockumentary, Without The Mocking
British Tv presenter Carol Vorderman stared death in the face when she smelled smoke in her plane's cockpit during a solo flight.
The Loose Women presenter, a keen amateur pilot, was climbing to 2,000 feet (609 metres) after take-off when a "burning smell" engulfed the aircraft, forcing her to declare an Sos and make an emergency landing.
Vorderman is currently training for her private pilot's licence ahead of a planned round-the-world solo trip next year (14), and she was pleased with how she remained calm during her crisis in the skies over the U.K. and safely landed the Piper Pa-28 plane.
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The stars were out in full force for the 15th annual Pride of Britain Awards, honouring those who make their communities better places to live.
This year's Pride of Britain Awards were a bigger and brighter event than ever, as 2013 showed that there are more an more reasons to celebrate those who show bravery or go further to help their community or selflessly improve the life of someone else.
Carol Vorderman Helped Honour The Brave Actions Of A Lollipop Lady.
The awards celebrate Britain's unsung heroes, which this year included Welsh lollipop lady Karin Williams who threw herself in front of an out of control car to save a group of children. The kids also accompanied Ms. Williams to the awards. Attending the awards in a wheelchair, Ms. Williams' modesty was moving.
Carol Vorderman suffered a broken nose after falling down a stairwell in London.
Former Countdown star Carol Vorderman was left nursing a broken nose in hospital after smashing her face in a horror fall down a flight of stairs. The current presenter of Loose Women, 52, had her hands in her pockets as she ran downstairs following a meeting in a tower block in central London. Unfortunately for Carol, her heels gave way, leaving the TV star tumbling down the stairs.
After calling boyfriend Graham Duff, Vorderman - who had blood pouring from her nose - was driven to a London hospital where she was treated for a broken nose, a badly gashed forehead and a cut eyelid. There, she underwent an operation on her broken nose and had stitches in her forehead and eyelid. The glamorous presenter was also left with a black eye and a plaster cast on her nose, forcing her to take two weeks off work while her injuries heal. She told The Sun: "I'm feeling OK but because I had my hands in my coat pockets while I was running, I had nothing to break my fall except my head.I really do look like I've done eight rounds with Muhammad Ali! The bruising round my eye has reached its peak."
Vorderman admitted she felt like a "complete idiot" after her fall, though it could have been much worse for the mother-of-two, who was awarded an MBE in 2000. "I have stitches in my forehead and my left eyelid but am just counting my blessings that I didn't damage my skull or the left eye itself," she added.
Continue reading: One From The Top: Carol Vorderman Breaks Nose After Falling Down Stairs
'Torchwood's John Barrowman has been named Wizard Jeans Rear Of The Year alongside 'Coronation Street's Shobna Gulati.
John Barrowman has been named Wizard Jeans Rear Of The Year.
The 'Torchwood' actor and 'Coronation Street' actress Shobna Gulati were deemed to have the best bottoms in showbusiness by the clothing company and both are thrilled their toned posterior's have been awarded the honour.
John, 45, said: ''With tush tightly toned, cheeks firmly clenched and a big smile on my face, I'm thrilled to be awarded the accolade.''
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Kasabian thinks their ''future looks good'' in America after their recent US tour was successful.
The 'Days Are Forgotten' hitmakers have recently returned to the UK following a US tour and are pleased with the reception they received Stateside, though it was hard work.
Frontman Tom Meighan said: ''It was gruelling. I don't think we've ever actually as a band going out there, worked that hard. Gig, next town, gig, promo gig, promo gig, and it was good.
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Carol Vorderman stole the show at Cheltenham Festival's Ladies' Day, yesterday, looking resplendent in a figure-hugging outfit whilst she hung out with her friend Michelle Mone. The 51 year-old TV presenter came under fire recently when she deviated from her usually tamed tresses and went for the 'bedhead' look. She'd clearly dusted off the hair straighteners in preparation for the racing day, though, as today (March 15, 2012) The Sun have pictured her with her ironed locks topped off with a wide-brimmed brown hat.
The Daily Mail have revealed that Vorderman was wearing a Roland Mouret dress, which was perfectly designed to highlight why she's been the proud recipient of the 'Rear of the Year' award. Carol was in good company at the race meet, with Camilla Parker Bowles in attendance, along with Zara Phillips, in the Royal Box. They looked on together as Finian's Rainbow won the Queen Mother Champion Chase and both looked visibly horrified when Zara's ex-boyfriend Richard Johnson fell when his horse, Wishful Thinking took a nasty tumble at the fourth fence.In a separate story yesterday, The Sun showed Vorderman wearing an equally eye-catching and equally figure-hugging red dress that showed off her enviable curves. The Loose Women presenter made an appearance in the dress, at the TV, Radio and Industries Club Award.
Date of birth
24th December, 1960
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