Carol Vorderman: Who is the ‘I’m a Celebrity’ and ‘Countdown’ star and how old is she?

I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! is back for its first-ever All-Stars series featuring a host of fan-favorite pals in the jungle.

The All-Stars series, filmed last year, sees the former contestants settling into camp South Africa — rather than the usual Aussie setting — for a series that promises to be “even bigger and tougher” than ever.

Among the returning participants Carol Vordermanthe previous countdown Co-host and TV personality.

The 62-year-old first appeared in season 16 of i am a celebrity 2016 alongside Scarlett Moffatt and Joel Dommett. She took eighth place.

She started her career on countdown In 1982, Vorderman worked as a host on other shows and as a newspaper columnist.

In her personal life, Vorderman is currently not in a relationship, having previously been married twice to naval officer Christopher Mather in 1985 and management consultant Patrick King in 1990.

Vorderman has two adult children with King, Katie and Cameron, although the couple separated in 2000.

She also had a six-year relationship with fellow presenter Des Kelly in the noughties.

Vorderman first appeared on the show in 2016

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In 2000 she received an MBE for services to broadcasting. She has published 10 books on math and weight loss.

A frequent guest on political debates on ITV’s daytime programme, Vorderman has become known for her strong political stance in recent years.

In 2009, she led a Conservative task force examining how math was taught in schools.

Earlier this month she exclaimed Tory politicians and councilors who hide their political affiliations on social mediato compile a long list to be shared publicly.

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The cast of “I’m a Celebrity”


“Of the last four Tory Prime Ministers, ONLY Rishi Sunak mentions being Conservative,” she wrote. “Liz Truss – Conservative is not mentioned. Boris Johnson – the Conservative is not mentioned. Theresa May – no mention of Conservatives. How ashamed are you of your party?”

Ahead of the series, Vorderman said her first time in the jungle “changed me a lot” and she’s looking forward to her return.

“I realized I was missing a lot of the things I loved and within a short time of leaving camp I bought a small house in West Wales,” she said. “I love Wales and love being outside at night. I have a converted van and I live a bit of a hippie life! I go paddling all the time now.

“You get to a point in life where you think everything is a bonus. You can’t say: ‘I’ll do that in 20 years.’ It made me realize that you have to live in the now… I loved everything about I’m a Celebrity.”

I’m a celebrity… South Africa airs weekdays at 9pm on ITV.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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