Carol Vorderman

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CAROL VORDERMAN MBE MA(Cantab) is from Prestatyn and Denbigh, Clwyd, North Wales. She was born on Christmas Eve 1960, her Mother is Welsh and her Father was Dutch.

She Attended Ysgol Mair (Welsh for St. Mary's School), Rhyl, and Blessed Edward Jones High School, Rhyl.

At the age of 20 she was awarded an Honours Degree in Engineering by the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College).

In 1985 she was awarded a Master's Degree in Engineering by the University of Cambridge.

At the age of 21 she became the first woman to be seen on Channel 4 (2 November 1982) as the resident statistician on COUNTDOWN. (There were over 3000 applicants for this vacancy). Made by Granada Yorkshire Television, Countdown has on several occasions taken 5 out of the top 10 places in BARB's weekly Channel 4 ratings. In April 1989 Channel 4 started "The Channel 4 Daily" and COUNTDOWN MASTERS was featured daily for 2 years until March 1991. Following the tragic loss of Richard Whiteley in June 2005, Carol presented Countdown with Des Lynam and then with Des O'Connor.

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