Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman (born December 24, 1960), British television personality, is best known for her work on the Channel 4 game show Countdown. Vorderman was a new kind of game show hostess, not only looking attractive but revealing her intellectual ability by carrying out fast and accurate mathematical calculations as part of the game.

She graduated from Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. In 1985 she received a Master's Degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. She was awarded an MBE in June 2000. After making her name on Countdown, she went on to present numerous other television programmes, to the point where she was regarded as being over-exposed. She has been criticised for not growing older gracefully, and in 2002 was mocked for wearing a revealing dress at a media event.