Carol Vorderman BioGraphy

Carol Vorderman (1960) is a British TV presenter and author of popular nonfiction books.Apart from this, she is a Welsh media personality. She co-hosted the game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 to 2008, for which it is very famous. She has also been a recipient of several awards such as being a newspaper columnist and academic and as the titular author of diet books and hosting the UK’s annual Pride Awards. Carol has written books on detox diets.  She started her career in 1982. She first appeared on the Channel 4 game show Countdown. She appeared on the show with Des Linum from 1982 to 2015 and has since appeared with Des O’Connor. However, in 2008, she left the show. She has appeared on several guest hosting shows such as Lorraine , Have I Got News for You and The Sunday Night Project . From 2011 to 2014 she was the presenter of ITV’s Loose Women.

Carol Vorderman BioGraphy

Carol Jean Vorderman came to this world on 24 December 1960. Her birthplace is Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. She is a Catholic. She is the youngest daughter of three children of her parents. Her father’s name is Anton ‘Tony’ Vorderman and her mother’s name is Edwina Jean. Anton was Dutch and was born in 1920 and died in 2007. Edwina Jean was of Welsh origin. She was world first step in 1928 and died in 2017. Her parents separated when she was only three weeks old. After the separation, Edwina Jean went back to her hometown, Denbighshire, North Wales with her children. And this is where Carol and her siblings were raised by their mother alone. When Carol was engaged to her father, she had not seen her father for 42 years. Edwina Jean married Italian immigrant Armido Rizzi in 1970. Edwina separated from Armido Rizzi after 10 years of marriage. Carol’s father had remarried.


She was born in England. Carol received her education at Blessed Edward Jones High School. She graduated from Sidney Sussex College of the University of Cambridge with a Master of Science in Engineering. Vorderman’s specialty is engineering.


Before television, she worked at a power plant in Wales and sang in a musical group. In the 1980s, she practiced in the Information Services Department of the UK Atomic Energy Authority. In 1981, Carol’s mom saw an advertisement for a co-host with good math skills on the show “Countdown”, and sent the application in place of her daughter. Vorderman became the face of this program after 26 years. Intelligence and good looks made Carol one of the highest paid TV presenters in the country. She has more than 20 educational television shows under her belt, including as a director and producer. She is also a Sudoku expert, and several of her business projects have been associated with this particular game. She is a highly sought after author in the United Kingdom. Columnist for The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mirror. Her book on diets, Detox For Life, published by Virgin Books, has sold over a million copies. But especially popular are the books by him from the series How to Explain Science to a Child, How to Explain Mathematics to a Child, and Programming for Children, published by Dorling Kindersley. These are illustrated reference books for children and parents, explaining the various disciplines in a simple and straightforward manner.

Real Name Carol Jean Vorderman
Know for
  • Countdown (1982–2008)
  • Pride of Britain Awards (1999–)
  • Loose Women (2011–2014)
  • Food Glorious Food (2013)
  • Lorraine (2012– )
Age 60
Date Of Birth 24 December 1960
Nationality Welsh
Religion Christian
Gender Female
Birth Place Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Profession Broadcaster
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Active year 1982–present
Father Tony Vorderman
Mother Edwina J. Davies
Sister Trixie Vorderman
Brother  Name Anton Vorderman
Husband Name
  • Christopher Mather (m. 1985; div. 1986)
  • Patrick King (m. 1990; div. 2000)
  • Katie King
  • Cameron King
School Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School
University Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Qualification Graduate
Physical Status
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Height 5ft 6 ¼ (168.3 cm)
Body Slim
Weight 121 pounds / 55 kg
Eye Colour Hazel
Hair Colour Blonde
Shoe Size 9 (US)
Bra (Breast 37 inches Approx
Hip Size 37 inches Approx
Waist Size 31 inches Approx
Dress Size 7 (US) Approx
Sexual Orientation Straight
Relationship Status
Are you married ? Yes
Is she Lesbian No
Any Affair No
Partner  Name Des Kelly (2001-06)
Husband Name
  • Christopher Mather (m. 1985; div. 1986)
  • Patrick King (m. 1990; div. 2000)
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Net Worth

  • Her approx net worth is $10 million.

Personal Life

Carol was married for the first time in 1985. Then she was only 24 years old. She was married to Royal Navy officer Christopher Mather. Carol’s first marriage lasted only a year. Her first marriage had no children. She did the second marriage in 1990. Then she was 29 years old. She married management consultant Patrick King. Carol gave birth to King’s two children. She gave birth to the first child in 1992 and the second child in 1997. Their children’s names are Katie and Cameron. In 2000, Carol  had split from Patrick King. Carol met Des Kelly in 1999 at a Christmas party. Then the couple lived together in London since 2001. The couple were using their second home in Glandor, West Cork, Ireland. Their relationship lasted for five years. In December 2006, Carol broke up with Des Kelly. She lives in Bristol home with her two children.

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