Carol Vorderman spills tips to loving life despite heartbreak

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Carol Vorderman, 62, has become a staple on Britons’ TV screens after appearing on the game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008. However, life has not always been easy for the former Loose Women presenter, who admitted to experiencing “poverty and heartbreak” along the way.

In a new column for Express.co.uk, Carol shared the “magic of life” as she announced her highlights of the year.

Carol began: “I’ve known poverty and heartbreak and I’ve known grief and in all of the things from the year I list, there were a few downs but I’ve made the 7/10 scores 10/10 in my head.”

She shared she “always runs off to Portugal at the beginning of the year for a reset,” which helps her disconnect from the franticness of life.

Carol explained that she also looks after her health, and found she was able to get rid of “creaky joints” by “experimenting with some new supplements” this year.

The author also made an honourable mention to having part of her old Cambridge College named after her, The Carol Vorderman Buttery.

Carol went to read engineering at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in 1978.

At only 17, she became one of the youngest women accepted to Cambridge University at the time.

She studied engineering and left the university with a third class degree, something she told The Independent in 1997 was very “disappointing”.

Earlier this month, Carol left fans concerned after revealing she was forced to miss a This Morning appearance due to being bed-bound for a few days.

Carol took to social media and revealed she had succumbed to the flu and was stuck in bed.

The Countdown legend shared a candid video wearing a dressing gown while in her bed.

She explained she felt “rough as a bear” after announcing she would not be appearing on This Morning.

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In view of her 499,500 Twitter followers, Carol tweeted: “Four days into the flu thing…..not brushed my hair for four days and coughing like a good ‘un. Rough as a bear’s…

“Sorry I won’t be on @thismorning…sending love to the fam. And thank you for all your lovely messages. You’re tops x.”

In the short video, the Countdown legend began coughing as she went makeup-free.

She began: “Well… I’m four days into the flu thing. Oh, God I feel rough… er and look it.”

Carol went on: “Thank you for all your lovely messages.”

The presenter then began to wheeze as she started to cough again while filming from her bed.

“Sorry I won’t be on This Morning, this morning. I was looking forward to it as well. Date Busters.”

She finished: “It’ll be better soon. Oh, I need a cup of tea.”

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