Carol Jean Vorderman is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008, as a newspaper columnist and nominal author of educational and diet books, and hosting the annual Pride of Britain awards. She has written books on detox diets.
Carol Vorderman’s career began in 1982 when she joined Channel 4 game show Countdown. She appeared on the show most recently with Des O’Connor, and previously with Des Lynam and before that Richard Whiteley (from 1982 until his death in 2005). Carol Vorderman left the show in 2008. While appearing on Countdown, Carol Vorderman began presenting other shows for various broadcasters including Better Homes and The Pride of Britain Awards for ITV, as well as guest hosting shows such as Have I Got News for You, The Sunday Night Project and Lorraine.
Carol Vorderman was a presenter of ITV’s Loose Women from 2011 until 2014.