Carol Jean Vorderman MBE (born 24 December 1960) is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 to 2008. Carol Vorderman was first married in 1985 at age 24 to Chris Mather, a Royal Navy officer and former rugby league international player, but the marriage only lasted twelve months. Vorderman's second marriage was to management consultant Patrick King in 1990 at age 29.
Carol Vorderman had two children, Katie and Cameron, with King but they separated in 2000.
After meeting at a Christmas party in 1999, Carol 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, Carol Vorderman and Kelly separated in December 2006, publicly announcing the amicable split in January 2007, but are now back together in Bristol according to reports.
Carol Vorderman was in the mood to celebrate this afternoon after her first day as a new panellist on Loose Women. After she anchored the relaunched show on ITV, she and her new colleagues headed straight to a nearby restaurant on London's South Bank for a boozy lunch.
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