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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 December 1960Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Birth NameCarol Jean Vorderman
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Carol Vorderman was born on December 24, 1960 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England as Carol Jean Vorderman. She is an actress and writer, known for Countdown (1982), Countdown Masters (1989) and Loose Women (1999).

Spouse (2)

Patrick King (May 1990 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)
Christopher Mather (December 1985 - 1986) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Leather pants

Trivia (16)

Father is Dutch; mother is Welsh.
TV personality
Grew up in her mother's hometown of Prestatyn, north Wales.
Studied engineering at Cambridge University; graduated in 1981.
When she first appeared as a TV personality, she used the name Carol Mather, her married name at the time.
Member of MENSA with IQ of 154
In 2004, she was voted runner-up in a Radio Times poll of "Thinking Man's Crumpet", behind fellow forty-something Nigella Lawson. Came sixth in a Sky TV survey of men's sexual fantasies.
She was awarded an M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to broadcasting.
Was the winner of the final show of Ant and Dec's Gameshow Marathon, Family Fortunes, a part of ITV's 50th birthday celebrations.
Her primary school was St Mary's School, Rhyl, Wales
She attended Blessed Edward Jones High School, Rhyl, Wales before graduating from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge with a Bachelor degree in engineering. She then went on to obtain a Masters degree in Engineering.
Carol was briefly a backing singer in the Leeds-based pop group Dawn Chorus and the Blue Tits which was fronted by radio DJ Liz Kershaw.
BBC has stated that she is gluten intolerant.
As a guest on Top Gear (2002), Vorderman completed the traditional celebrity driving speed lap in 01m:51.2s (28 December 2003).
Has two children with her second husband Patrick King - a daughter Katie King (b.1991) and a son Cameron King (b.1997).
She and her partner Des Kelly, a newspaper executive, live in Central London with her children Katie, 12, and Cameron, 6, from her second marriage, to management consultant, Patrick King [March 2004]

Personal Quotes (3)

There is a school of thought that when you hit 40 you should have a perm and wear skirts two inches below the knee', she said. 'Bugger that! I'm not offending anyone. What is wrong with being a bit lively?'
[Struggling to hold back tears, introducing a series of episodes of Countdown shown as a tribute to Richard Whiteley who had just died] Hello Countdowners. I know we're all in a state of shock about the very sad news about Richard. And it's really odd to think that the man who's been here - the Mayor in the Chair - for twenty-three years won't be here any more. And we miss him and we know that you miss him because you've sent us lots and lots of messages - thousands of messages from around the world, and we thank you for that. And please keep them coming - they mean a lot to his family and to us. And the thing about Richard (well, there are many things about Richard) - he finished recording Countdown in the final of our fifty-third series and there are still five shows with The Boss in the chair that you haven't seen. And we know he would want you see them - in fact he would be very upset if you didn't see them - so please enjoy them and *please* laugh at his jokes. Enjoy this Countdown week. Please remember him as we remember him. [sobbing] And the clock stopped too soon.
RIP Jimmy Savile .... Leeds has lost a much loved son ... and we have lost a ray of sunshine.

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