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Carol Vorderman Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Carol Vorderman Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth December 24, 1960
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Eye Color Hazel

Carol Vorderman is a British media personality and public figure who is known as one of the hosts of the mega-popular game show Countdown, a show where she co-hosted for 26 long years. During her time with Countdown, she also started working for various broadcasting shows such as Better Homes, The Pride of Britain Awards for ITV, Have I Got News for You, The Sunday Night Project, and Lorraine.

Born Name

Carol Jean Vorderman

Nick Name


Carol Vorderman as seen in April 2018
Carol Vorderman as seen in April 2018 (Carol Vorderman / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom


Bristol, England, United Kingdom




She went to Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School in Rhyl. In 1978, she moved to Cambridge where she studied engineering at Sidney Sussex College.


Media Personality


  • Father – Anton ‘Tony’ Vorderman
  • Mother – Edwina Jean (née Davies)
  • Siblings – Anton Vorderman (Brother), Trixie Vorderman (Sister)


She is represented by Independent Talent Group Ltd., Talent Agency, London, United Kingdom.




5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Carol Vorderman had dated –

  1. Christopher Mather (1985) – Carol Vorderman married her first husband Christopher Mather at the age of 24. However, their marriage only lasted for 12 months.
  2. Patrick King (1990-2000) – She remarried to management consultant Patrick King at the age of 29 in 1990. The couple who had a daughter named Katie (b. 1992) and a son named Cameron (b. 1997) had called in quits in 2000.
  3. Des Kelly (1999-2006) – She met Daily Mail columnist and PR consultant Des Kelly at a Christmas Party in 1999. The two started living together in 2001 but after 5 years of being together, they had officially split in December 2006. Vorderman and Kelly announced the amicable split in January 2007.
Carol Vorderman as seen in August 2018
Carol Vorderman as seen in August 2018 (Carol Vorderman / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


She has Dutch ancestry on her father’s side and Welsh ancestry on her mother’s side.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Carol Vorderman as seen in October 2018
Carol Vorderman as seen in October 2018 (Carol Vorderman / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

Plump Lips



Carol Vorderman as seen in September 2019
Carol Vorderman as seen in September 2019 (Carol Vorderman / Instagram)

Carol Vorderman Facts

  1. Her parents separated just 3 weeks after her birth and she didn’t see her father again until she was 42 years old.
  2. She wasn’t able to trace the Dutch side of her family until 2007 when she found out that her father had been an active member of the Dutch resistance during the Nazi occupation.
  3. Before fame, she had first worked as a junior civil engineer at Dinorwig Power Station located in Llanberis, Wales.
  4. From 1984 to 1985, Vorderman made regular appearances on the Peter Levy show on Radio Aire.
  5. In the mid-1980s, she worked part-time in the Information Services Department of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and was particularly assigned in the production of in-house video programs.
  6. Her continuous success on Countdown made her one of the highest-paid women in Britain, earning an estimated £1 million per year.
  7. She recorded her last Countdown show on November 13, 2008. It was broadcasted on December 12, 2008.
  8. On September 5, 2011, Vorderman presented her first live show on Loose Women.
  9. She became the presenter of the annual Pride of Britain Awards televised on ITV in 1999.
  10. In 2004, she participated in the 2nd series of Strictly Come Dancing alongside professional dancer Paul Killick. She turned out to be the 2nd celebrity to be eliminated from the show.
  11. In March 2013, she recorded an ITV gameshow pilot called Revolution. On June 29, 2013, it was revealed that the show had been “scrapped” by the TV network.
  12. Vorderman finished at 8th place in the 16th series of I‘m a Celebrity..Get Me Out of Here!

Featured Image by Carol Vorderman / Instagram

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