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Carol Kirkwood on advice from Bill Turnbull that made her ‘feel sick’ – ‘Just didn’t work’

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.

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“I remember Bill Turnbull telling me, ‘You should have a snooze when you get in,’ like a power snooze!” she recalled.

“And I tried doing that but it made me feel sick!

“When I got up, I was then worried I wouldn’t sleep in the evening, which was exactly what happened.”

She sighed, adding: “It just didn’t work.”

And while the upsides of working early may be plentiful, there are some downsides too.

“The only thing is, you feel like you’re missing out in the evening socially,” Carol said, as she told hosts Louise and Annie that she aims to be in bed by 8pm.

“When you hear everybody else having a nice time, going to the pub by the river or something, you’re like, ‘I’d like to do that!’

“But you can’t have it always,” she shrugged.

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Carol Vorderman explains ‘very lumpy’ appearance in tight workout clothes during her walks

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.”

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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. 

“It works. I’m defo weird.” 

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Carol Vorderman shares heart-breaking reason she is walking 26 miles in July

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.”

For more info on the charity challenge click here.

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Carol Vorderman speaks out on battling pain due to one leg being shorter than the other

In view of her 463,000 followers, she penned: “Morning gang. Walked 10 miles to kick off the @pcbigwalk as #TeamCaptain for @ProstateCymr.

“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. It works. I’m defo weird.”(sic)

Carol accompanied the tweet with a video as she explained she has to wear an orthopadeic heel wedge.

“So, I had one of those put in,” she explained, referring to the insole.

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Carol Vorderman and Susanna Reid join forces for moving Pride Of Britain video

Azaylia’s mum, Safiyya Vorajee, commented on the post: “Amazing Azaylia you are my hero, and to all those who are battling a journey be brave, stay strong.”

Safiyya then shared the clip to her own Instagram page saying: “Azaylia, I am forever proud of you and the awareness you have made. Pride of Britain, you truly deserve this”.

Before Azaylia’s death, the Ashley and Safiyya had just raised over £1million for her to get specialist treatment in Singapore.

Sadly, doctors found tumours throughout her body – including on her brain.

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Carol Kirkwood: BBC star admits she has secret boyfriend 'Best thing that happened to me!'

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”.

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She told Radio Times: “I started to do things and to think, ‘I’m not going to say no, I’m going to say yes!’”

The presenter discussed her partner following the release of her first book Under A Greek Moon.

She said writing the novel was easy as she is a “die-hard romantic”.

Carol previously teased that her book will be filled with “love, scandal and secrets”.

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Great British Gardens: Carol Klein shares 'Chelsea chop' technique to improve flowering

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.

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“With Arundel, for instance, there’s this incredible tulip maze.

“If you see the maze, it’s tulips planted in circles, in a great spiral.”

Carol said the maze looked “stunning” from above, which viewers will be able to see in the first episode of the series.

Carol said she learned “loads” of secrets from the gardeners she met along the way too.

At Arundel Castle and Gardens, Carol met head gardener Martin Duncan.

Martin used the “Chelsea chop” technique, which improves the flowering performance of perennials, on catmint.

The “Chelsea chop” is usually carried out in late May around the time of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and can delay flowering by four to six weeks.

Carol said: “There are ways you can prolong flowering with your perennial plants.

“One of the ways is to cut some of them down to around a third – cut a third of them off.

“It delays their flowering and makes them flower more prolifically, if anything.

“Martin was doing this in late June – around my birthday.

“He was cutting back loads of wonderful clumps of catmint which was spilling over the paths.

“I actually gave him a hand – I hope I did it okay!”

Carol said her and Martin cut the catmint plant “right back” using garden shears.

By cutting them back using the “Chelsea chop” technique Carol said they would flower until autumn.

Great British Gardens with Carol Klein airs on June 14 at 9pm on Channel 5.

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Carol Vorderman rules out TV work after falling ill but will return to Pride of Britain

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.

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The presenter added she is keen to focus on her health and isn’t “bothered about being on the telly anymore”.

“I worked my butt off last year and I don’t want to do it anymore,” she admitted.

“I was really busy, I was making a couple of new TV shows and books, plus filming new stuff for The Maths Factor.”

The Pride of Britain Awards star said she ended up not being well last year and didn’t find filming pleasant.

She has been married twice in her lifetime; firstly to Patrick King, who she shares two children with, followed by Christopher Mather.

This year, The Pride Of Britain Awards 2021 will be broadcasted from its usual location at Grosvenor House Hotel.

She said of her long-serving role: “It is always such a thrill and an honour to meet the Pride of Britain winners.

“They are the absolute best of our wonderful country, but they also tend to be incredibly modest, which is why we need people to tell us about them.

“So, if you know an unsung hero, whether it is someone who has changed one life or changed the world, tell us about them and nominate for Pride of Britain today.”

The Awards, which celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary things, are now open for nominations.

The chance to nominate an unsung hero will close on Friday 13th August.

Winners will be chosen by the Pride of Britain judging panel, from a shortlist drawn up from all the nominations received.

You can nominate now via https://www.prideofbritain.com/nominate

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Carol Vorderman, 60, leaves little to the imagination as she spills out of risqué swimsuit

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One user wrote: “You are beyond gorgeous, have a beautiful day dream lady.”

“B****y hell Vorders and it’s not even Tuesday,” a second added.

A third commented: “She knows what she’s doing but damn she still looks good.”

“Defo a scorcher… weather looks lush also Miss V,” a fourth cheekily added.

Carol also shared the jaw-dropping snap on her Instagram Story, where she has 96,000 followers.

Carol Vorderman, 60, sparks frenzy with eye-popping display in Welsh Dragon bikini picture

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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.”

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The presenter recently put her curvaceous figure on display again as she enjoyed the sunny weather in her garden on Friday.

The maths expert grinned for the camera and accessorised with a pair of mirrored aviator sunglasses.

She completed her summery look with a brown patterned sarong, which she tied around her waist.

The star could be seen sitting on a towel, which she had placed on the grass, in the sun-soaked snap.