I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! is returning with its first All-Stars series, with a host of fan-favorite contestants set to head back to the jungle.
Filmed last year, the all-star series will see former campmates fly to South Africa – instead of the usual Australian location – for a series that promises to be “bigger and tougher”. ” more than ever.
Among the original returning contestants was Carol Vorderman, former Countdown co-host and television personality.
The 62-year-old made his debut in the 16th series of I am a famous person in 2016 with Scarlett Moffatt and Joel Dommett. She came in eighth place.
started his career on Countdown In 1982, Vorderman continued to work as a host for other programs and as a columnist for the press.
As for his personal life, Vorderman is currently not romantically involved, having been married twice to naval officer Christopher Mather in 1985 and management consultant Patrick King in 1990.
Vorderman had two adult children with King, Katie and Cameron, and the couple separated in 2000.
She also had a six-year relationship with hostess Des Kelly on Noughties.
In 2000, she was awarded the MBE for broadcasting services. She has released 10 books on the subject of math and weight loss.
A frequent guest on political discussions on ITV’s daytime programme, Vorderman has been known in recent years for her strong political stance.
In 2009, she led a Conservative Party task force investigating how math is taught in schools.
Earlier this month, she singled out Tory politicians and councilors who conceal their political ties on social media, collating a long list to share publicly.
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She wrote: “Of the last four Tory prime ministers, ONLY Rishi Sunak mentioned that he is a Conservative. “Liz Truss – not to mention the Conservatives. Boris Johnson – not to mention the Conservatives. Theresa May – no mention of the Conservatives. How embarrassed are they about their party?
Speaking ahead of the series, Vorderman said that her first time in the woods “changed me a lot” and that she’s looking forward to her return.
“It made me realize I was missing out on a lot of things that I loved and within a short time of leaving camp I bought a little house in West Wales,” she said. “I love Wales and I love going out at night. I have a renovated van and I live a slightly hippie life! Now I go sailing all the time.
“You get to a point in your life where you think everything is a reward. You can’t say, ‘I’ll do it in 20 years.’ It made me realize that you need to live in the moment… I love everything about I’m a Celebrity.”
I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here!: South Africa returns Monday, April 24 at 9pm on ITV.