Carol Vorderman

Tv Presenter
Born Dec 24, 1960

Carol Jean Vorderman MBE is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 to 2008. She is a freelance presenter. In September 2011 she became a co-host of the ITV panel show Loose Women.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Carol Vorderman.


1960 Birth Born on December 24, 1960.
1970 9 Years Old In 1970, her mother married Italian immigrant Armido Rizzi. … Read More


1978 17 Years Old Vorderman was educated at the Roman Catholic comprehensive Blessed Edward Jones High School in Rhyl. In 1978, when she was 17, she matriculated to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where she studied engineering; Vorderman, earning a third in all three years of her education at Cambridge and thus a member of the 'Nines Club', graduated with a third-class honours degree three years later. … Read More


1982 21 Years Old …  Vorderman appeared on Countdown with Richard Whiteley from the show's inception in 1982, until Whiteley's death in June 2005, and with Des Lynam then Des O'Connor, until 2008. … Read More
1985 24 Years Old 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.
1990 29 Years Old Her second marriage was to management consultant Patrick King in 1990 at age 29. … Read More


2000 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Vorderman was honoured as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for "services to broadcasting" in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2000.


2005 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2005, the producers of Countdown asked Vorderman if she wanted to fill the role of main presenter vacated by the recently deceased Richard Whiteley. … Read More
2006 45 Years Old After five years together, Vorderman and Kelly separated in December 2006, publicly announcing the amicable split in January 2007 and after a brief reconciliation in Bristol according to reports. … Read More
2007 46 Years Old In January 2007 Des O'Connor replaced Lynam; Vorderman continued to co-host the show.
On 25 July 2008, after 26 unbroken years with the show, it was announced that Vorderman was stepping down from Countdown. … Read More


In July 2011, Vorderman and Sally Lindsay were tipped for roles on Loose Women following ITV's decision to axe Kate Thornton and Zoë Tyler from the programme.
2013 52 Years Old However, after the show returned from its summer break in September 2013, she began to host one episode per week with McLean anchoring the remaining four. … Read More
On 14 July 2014, Vorderman announced her departure as a presenter on Loose Women. … Read More
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