Carol Vorderman

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Carol Vorderman

Born

12/24/1960, Prestatyn, Wales

Birth Name

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Carol Mather
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Carol Vorderman graduated from Cambridge University (with third class honours in Engineering) in 1981, and a year later landed her first, and longest-running, TV job as a hostess on the game show Countdown (her mother had actually applied on her behalf, and forged Carol's signature on the application…more

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    • She has written a guide to doing sudokus, where she comments and gives all the best tips and tricks on how to solve them.

    • She is now presenting a new show on Sky One television called "Vorderman's Big Brain Game."

    • Her natural hair colour is light brown.

    • Vorderman was once gunged on Noel's House Party.

    • Vorderman also fronts TV adverts for First Plus (owned by Woolwich bank) a company which offers debt consolidation, and also for Remind4u.com.

    • Her continued success on "Countdown" saw her become one of the highest paid women in Britain, earning two million pounds a year for her work.

    • Her continued success on "Countdown" saw her become one of the highest paid women in Britain, earning two million pounds a year for her work.

    • Vorderman's second marriage was to Patrick King, a management consultant, in 1990. There are two children from the marriage, Katie and Cameron. She separated in 2000 and now lives with journalist, Des Kelly, in London.

    • She first got married aged 24 to Chris Mather, a naval officer and former rugby league international but the marriage only lasted eighteen months. For her first TV appearances she used the name Carol Mather.

    • She has written books on detox diets. She is also a self-described sudoku addict since April 2005 when she wrestled a book of sudoku puzzles from her 12-year-old daughter Katie during a vacation in the Caribbean. Vorderman has written numerous books of sudoku puzzles with commentary.

    • She was briefly a backing singer in the Leeds-based pop group Dawn Chorus and the Blue Tits, fronted by radio DJ Liz Kershaw.

    • In 2005, she beat off competition from other celebrities in ITV's Gameshow Marathon series, presented by Ant & Dec — to coincide with celebrations of ITV's 50th anniversary. With the help of her family, she beat Vernon Kay and his family in the final show, a recreation of Family Fortunes.

    • Carol does adverts for Ocean Finance and is still working on Countdown.

    • Carol received her MBE in 2000.

    • Carol is a member of MENSA.

    • Carol is famous for her IQ of 167.

    • She is a member of MENSA and has an I.Q. of 167.

    • Her father is Dutch, her mother is Welsh.

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