‘I feel free!’ Carol Vorderman, 61, candidly discusses dating multiple men

‘I feel free!’ Carol Vorderman, 61, candidly discusses dating multiple men and reveals having one partner and settling down ‘doesn’t suit her’

Carol Vorderman candidly discussed the reasons why she choses to date multiple men rather than settling down with one partner during Monday’s Loose Women.

The Countdown star, 61, told how she ‘feels free’ not having a serious relationship in her sixties as it gives her time for her outdoor pursuits and camping trips. 

She explained to panellists Charlene White, Katie Piper, Brenda Edwards and Nadia Sawalha how often female friends her age admit they have regrets over marriage.

Honest: Carol Vorderman candidly discussed the reasons why she choses to date multiple men rather than settling down with one partner during Monday's Loose Women

Honest: Carol Vorderman candidly discussed the reasons why she choses to date multiple men rather than settling down with one partner during Monday’s Loose Women

When asked about her approach of having ‘special friends’ in her life instead of a boyfriend or husband she replied: ‘When you’re growing up as a young girl, you’re told you should have one partner and that suits a lot of people.

‘But we all have women and girlfriends who are getting older going, ‘I wouldn’t mind if (my partner and I) lived in separate houses.’

 ‘I do feel free.’

Also during the candid chat Carol spoke about where her confidence comes, saying that growing up in poverty and seeing her mother be in bad relationships gave her an instinct to ‘survive’. 

Busy lady: The Countdown star, 61, told how she 'feels free' not having a serious relationship in her sixties as it gives her time for her outdoor pursuits and camping trips

Busy lady: The Countdown star, 61, told how she ‘feels free’ not having a serious relationship in her sixties as it gives her time for her outdoor pursuits and camping trips

She said: ‘My background was extreme poverty in the 60s and living with a single parent in that time was hard. 

‘My mum remarried my wonderful stepfather, and she kept leaving him, so we were there one night in a lovely house, then we were in the circus, it was an anxious way to live.

‘I think what it gave me is, ‘I can survive’.

Having her say: When asked about her approach of having 'special friends' in her life instead of a boyfriend or husband she replied: 'When you're growing up as a young girl, you're told you should have one partner and that suits a lot of people'

Having her say: When asked about her approach of having ‘special friends’ in her life instead of a boyfriend or husband she replied: ‘When you’re growing up as a young girl, you’re told you should have one partner and that suits a lot of people’

Candid: She explained to panellists Charlene White, Katie Piper, Brenda Edwards and Nadia Sawalha how often female friends her age admit they have regrets over marriage

Candid: She explained to panellists Charlene White, Katie Piper, Brenda Edwards and Nadia Sawalha how often female friends her age admit they have regrets over marriage

‘I saw my mum go through quite a lot, not by my stepfather by the way, but others putting her down, because she was a single parent. So now it’s a little bit of, ‘If I bother you I don’t care’.’

Carol has been single since she split from journalist Des Kelly in 2007.

Carol has been married twice, first to Christopher Mather from 1985 to 1986 and then to second husband Patrick King from 1990 until 2000. The couple share two children. 

Modern: She continued: 'But we all have women and girlfriends who are getting older going, 'I wouldn't mind if (my partner and I) lived in separate houses' (pictured with Loose Women panellists)

Modern: She continued: ‘But we all have women and girlfriends who are getting older going, ‘I wouldn’t mind if (my partner and I) lived in separate houses’ (pictured with Loose Women panellists) 

She told The Telegraph last year: ‘The thought of sharing my life with someone again makes me feel positively sick.’ 

It came after earlier on Monday Carol stepped in to host Lorraine Kelly‘s daytime TV show after she tested positive for Covid over the weekend. 

The Scottish presenter, 62, announced ‘Covid has finally got me’ in a tweet on Monday as Carol took over presenting duties on the ITV breakfast show.

Carol wished the regular host a ‘speedy recovery’ after being introduced by Good Morning Britain‘s Susanna Reid and Ed Balls in what appeared to be a last-minute stand-in.

Love life: Carol has been single since she split from journalist Des Kelly in 2007 (pictured together in 2004)

Love life: Carol has been single since she split from journalist Des Kelly in 2007 (pictured together in 2004) 

‘Sadly Lorraine has caught the dreaded you know what, and I’m sitting in for a few days here,’ she said. ‘But we are wishing her a speedy recovery.’

The presenter then quipped: ‘I didn’t look like this at five o’clock this morning, that is for sure!’

Carol lit up the room in a canary yellow blouse featuring stylish cut-out detailing around the neck.

She teamed the summery number with a khaki bodycon skirt and styled her voluminous platinum tresses straight. 

Looking good: For her appearance on Loose Women she wore a pretty white summer dress with tiers

Looking good: For her appearance on Loose Women she wore a pretty white summer dress with tiers 

The former Countdown presenter sported a glam make-up look as she told viewers what to expect from the show. 

Later, she shared a gallery of snaps on Instagram and wrote: ‘So a bit of a surprise this morning. Wonderful Lorraine is a bit poorly with the dreaded Covid so I’m keeping her seat warm on her show for few days until she’s better.

‘Had a blast this morning with John McEnroe, Mystic Marcus the psychic pig predicting who our next prime minister will be, the wonderful journalist @shelaghfogartyabout her new podcast FOLLOWERS , and Sarah Vine who knows a thing or two about the same politics of our time.

‘Clothes mainly @karenmillen. Love a bit of Karen Millen. Shoes from about 1992. See you tomorrow at 9am for more shenanigans ❤️.’ 

Replacement: It came after earlier on Monday Carol stepped in to host Lorraine Kelly 's daytime TV show after she tested positive for Covid over the weekend

Replacement: It came after earlier on Monday Carol stepped in to host Lorraine Kelly ‘s daytime TV show after she tested positive for Covid over the weekend

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