Carol Kirkwood, 58, revealed she was left “feeling sick” after she tried out some advice given to her by former BBC Breakfast colleague Bill Turnbull. And it’s safe to say she never acted on that piece of guidance again.
It comes after the weather presenter appeared on co-star Louise Minchin and Annie Emmerson’s Her Spirit Podcast, where she discussed waking up in the middle of the night to prepare for the working day.
Having to awaken before three in the morning, it’s a wonder to many how Carol can still function daily.
And even she admitted it’s something she’s never got used to, despite her many years as a meteorologist delivering the early morning weather news.
It promoted her to think of some advice she was given by Bill, who thought he’d try and help her out a little in order to combat feeling sleepy at work.
Countdown legend Carol Vorderman, 60, has admitted she tends to stuff rubbish down her top and leggings when she’s out walking in the Welsh countryside in order to avoid littering. The maths expert, who is usually spotted enjoying daily walks in skintight workout gear, shared her admission with Julia Bradbury on her BBC Radio Wales show yesterday.
Carol’s comment prompted the former Countryfile presenter, who is also a walking enthusiast, to declare that her habit must make her body look “very lumpy” to any onlookers.
The star got onto the subject while discussing Julia’s work with environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy.
Julia fumed of littering: “It’s just so horrible!
“How can you go to a beautiful location, suck in those views, enjoy it, and then leave your bag of chips behind? I don’t get it.”
Carol agreed with her radio guest, before giving her listeners some handy tips and tricks about how to keep tidy while out and about.
She told Julia: “I don’t get it!
“I will always take a little plastic bag with me, or if I’m on a long walk obviously my rucksack, all my rubbish goes in my rucksack.
“But there have been times when I’ve gone, ‘I just fancy a Welsh cake’ and it comes in a little bag.
Julia quipped: “So basically, everyone’s going, ‘God, that Carol Vorderman has become very lumpy! What are those funny shapes? Is she alright? Has she got some strange disease? She’s got leg lumpitus, what’s going on?’”
Carol giggled at Julia’s remark and admitted: “I’m not a class act Julia Bradbury.”
“You are! That’s why we love you,” Julia reassured the presenter.
It comes after Carol took to Twitter to share her progress after taking on The Big Walk for Wales’ leading prostate health charity Prostate Cymru.
Carol has to walk 26 miles in July to complete the challenge.
At the beginning of this month, Carol explained she has a trick to prevent herself from suffering any knee problems.
She told her 463,000 followers: “Morning gang. Walked 10 miles to kick off the @pcbigwalk as #TeamCaptain for @ProstateCymru.
“Little secret…one leg is 5mm longer than the other (most people have this but don’t realise), so I put an orthotic in one trainer to stop knee problems.
On social media, she captioned a video of herself: “Sometimes walking helps us remember those we’ve lost @pcbigwalk …..in old age or if they’ve been taken too soon through cancer, disease or other reasons. I’m an early walker…..some thoughts this week.”
In the video, she told Twitter followers: “I lost a dear friend last week… somebody I loved very much. So many of us loved.
“Sometimes when you are missing somebody, whether they have passed in old age or too soon, being out in the open really seems to connect you with them again.”
Carol added: “And I am on the coastal path – I am on a beach here. It is so beautiful. All alone. The early walker, thinking of people as we should.”
One Twitter user replied: “So true. I went for a walk a few weeks ago with our eleven year old son and he looked up to the stars and said, ‘grandad watches over us each day’. I must say I had a few tears.”
A second commented: “Bless you Carol . The missing them is the hardest part . I m sure whoever you were thinking of were right there beside you . I often wonder were ever they are do they miss us too ? X”
And a third said: “Carol, I lost my dad 5 years ago and now whenever I’m out hiking in the hills above Adelaide I use his walking pole, so while he may not be able to see the beauty all around me, he’s still there with me in my thoughts every step I take.”
The Big Walk Celeb Team is captained by Carol Vorderman this year and will see people walk 26 miles in July to help men with prostate cancer.
The charity, based in Wales, will give out a t shirt and medal to people raising £50.
The charity says: “Throughout July, walk 26 miles your way, whether it’s a mile at a time or two half marathons throughout the month. Your fundraising will help Prostate Cymru fund important research and support services that ensure men in Wales suffering with prostate diseases will have access to the best available treatments from the NHS in Wales.”
Weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, 59, tends to keep details about her love life private, but has spoken in depth about her mystery partner in a new interview. The BBC Breakfast star said her partner is “very romantic” and often leaves love notes around the house.
She gushed: “He is very kind and very funny – he’s always making me laugh. And extremely handsome, as well!
“He always makes me a cup of tea before I go to work in the morning, which is very romantic – it’s 2.45am!
“And he often leaves me a little love note for when I come home from work. That, to me, is worth a million red roses.”
Speaking to Prima Magazine, she added that while she is unsure of a second marriage, he is the “best thing that’s ever happened to me”.
Renowned horticulturist Carol Klein has embarked on another season by season tour of some of the UK’s most impressive gardens. Over the course of a year, Carol visited the likes of Arundel Castle, Bressingham Gardens, Aberglasney and Beth Chatto Gardens, among others. Each episode of the new Channel 5 show will explore one inspiring garden.
Along the way Carol meets the people who care for the gardens and learns secrets behind some of these treasured outdoor spaces.
Tonight, the series will begin at Arundel Castle Gardens on the banks of the River Arun, in West Sussex.
The gardens include 36 acres of ducal grandeur and floral delights for Carol to explore.
The gardens include huge, tropical borders, intricate knot gardens, copious topiary, impressive architecture and theatrical water features.
Carol Vorderman, 61, will be back to present The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB, this year, but doesn’t want to work in television for much longer. The ex Countdown star said she will instead continue to focus on prioritising her health and helping others. Reflecting on 2020, the mother-of-two said she was “beyond tired” after having a packed schedule.
Carol marks her 22nd year presenting The Pride Of Britain Awards this year, which will return in person.
The host’s work on the show has made her determined to spend more time helping others.
She revealed she’s been working with Swansea and Cambridge universities for years and has also given away educational bursaries to help children from deprived backgrounds.
“And now I want to do even more,” she added, revealing she hoped to set up a foundation in the future.
Carol Vorderman, 60, stunned her fans as she shared a sultry mirror selfie in a skimpy Wales-inspired bikini. The Countdown legend shared her love for her Welsh roots in the eye-catching swimwear, which featured the Welsh Dragon printed across the top.
Carol pouted for the camera as she put on a busty display in the bikini at home.
The Instagram snap flaunted Carol’s toned torso, after she revealed she had developed abs from getting involved in home workouts during the coronavirus lockdown.
Carol wore her caramel locks straight and completed her look with smokey eyeshadow.
Sharing the photo with her 91,000 followers, she penned: “Maybe it’s time to get this one out now that I’m home #WelshDragon #BikiniRummaging.”