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Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman

Quick Facts

Date of Birth December 24, 1960 (age 53)
Nationality Britist, English
Profession Presenter, Host
Working for Channel 4 game show Countdown
Ethnicity White, English
Marital Status Married
Spouse Patrick King (husband), Christopher Mather (ex-husband)
Married on 1990
Children(s) Katie King, Cameron King
Qualification Graduation
Education at Sidney Sussex College
Net Worth(s) £21milion a year
Name on Birth Carol Jean Vorderman MBE (Real Name)
Divorce One Time
Height 1.68 m
Weight 57 kg (approx.)
Religion Christian
Eye Color Brown, Blue
Hair Color Gray Black
Twitter @carolvorders
Body Measurements 34-28-35 inches

Carol Vorderman MBE is a UK television personality best known for being a long-standing co-presenter of Channel 4 game show Countdown.

Born/Birth

Carol Vorderman was born on December 24, 1960 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England as Carol Jean Vorderman.

Childhood and Father, Mother

Vorderman was born in Bedford, the youngest of three children to Dutch father Anton Vorderman (1920–2007) and Welsh mother Edwina Jean. Her parents separated three weeks after her birth, and her mother took the family back to her home town of Prestatyn, North Wales, where Vorderman and her siblings, Anton and Trixie, grew up in a one-parent household. Vorderman did not see her father again until she was 42. In 1970 her mother married Italian immigrant Armido Rizzi. The couple separated ten years later. Vorderman's father remarried; his wife died in the early 1990s.

School College

Vorderman was educated at the Roman Catholic comprehensive Blessed Edward Jones High School in Rhyl. In 1978, when she was 17, she attended Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where she studied Engineering and gained a third-class honors degree three years later.

Children Kids

She has a daughter named Katie King, and a son named Cameron King.

Boyfriend, dating and affair

After meeting at a Christmas party in 1999, Vorderman and Daily Mail columnist and PR consultant Des Kelly lived together in London from 2001, also using their other house in Glandore, West Cork, Ireland. After five years together, Vorderman and Kelly separated in December 2006.

Career Life and Jobs


Vorderman has worked as a researcher and producer on many shows, specializing in science and educational programs, and went on to present numerous other television programs including the BBC's Tomorrow's World, but was dropped after she starred in a commercial for washing powder. BBC management claimed it was a conflict of interest and dismissed her from the show. Months later, she asked to return to anchor the program but was refused.

In 1999, having been offered a lucrative contract, Vorderman moved to ITV, going on to present numerous television programs including: The Pride of Britain Awards since year 2000, Stars and their Lives, What Will They Think of Next, Tested to Destruction, How 2 on CITV and the popular Better Homes, which began in 1999 and spawned a spin-off Better Gardens. She was awarded an MBE in June 2000 for services to broadcasting.

Vorderman was a newspaper reviewer on the last episode of Breakfast with Frost. In 2004 Vorderman appeared on the second series of Strictly Come Dancing and was voted off the show on the second show of the series. In 2005, Vorderman beat the other celebrities in ITV's Gameshow Marathon, winning the series.

Vorderman appeared as a guest on Have I Got News for you on 14 May 2004 and hosted the show on 26 May 2006. She presented the Channel 4 entertainment show The Friday Night Project on 11 August 2006.

She has written books on Detox diets. Her No 1 Bestseller was Detox for Life published by Virgin Books which sold over a million copies. She is also a self-described Sudoku addict since April 2005 when she wrestled a book of the puzzles from her 12-year-old daughter Katie during a holiday in the Caribbean. Vorderman has written numerous books of Sudoku puzzles with help on how to tackle them. She has sold millions of Sudoku books worldwide in less than a year, with almost one million being sold in the UK alone.

Husband, Marriage and Divorce

Vorderman was first married in 1985 at age 24 to Christopher Mather, a Royal Navy officer and former international rugby league player, but the marriage lasted only twelve months. Her second marriage was to management consultant Patrick King in 1990 at age 29. Vorderman had two children with King; the couple separated in 2000.

Hot, legs, feet, and pictures

She has a hot and attractive personality. Her feet are nice and her legs are beautiful. Internet users search for her pictures and many sites contain her pictures.

Height, weight and age

She has an average height of five feet and five inches. Her body also has a good balance between the height and weight.

Nationality, Ethnicity, religion

She is the citizen of the United Kingdom and she is from white ethnicity. She follows Christianity.

Net Worth, Salary and income

Carol Vorderman, 47, earns a fortune of over £21milion a year. She has been paid well throughout her career and she has a handsome income.

Body Measurements, Body Shape, Body Figure

She has a nice and sexy body shape and her figure measures 34-28-35 inches. She has maintained the shape of her body very well in recent years.

Award and Achievement

Vorderman was honored as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for "services to broadcasting" in the Queen's Birthday Honors in June 2000. She has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of Bangor University in North Wales and, in 2000 received an Honorary Degree (MA) by the University of Bath.

Quotes, Gossip and Rumor News

Vorderman has been critical of the Labor Party's education policies. In February 2009, it was announced that she was to head a task force established by the Conservative Party to look at the teaching of mathematics.

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