Carol Vorderman



Ask No Questions (as Carol Mather)

Better Homes

Big Brain Game

The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (participant)

The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s (participant)

Britain's Brainiest

Comic Relief Does The Apprentice (participant)


Crosswits (regular panellist)

Food Glorious Food

The Game

Gameshow Marathon (participant and winner of first series)

The Golden Lot

Grand Slam

Have I Got News for You (guest host)

On Your Marks

Strictly Come Dancing (contestant, series 2)

Sudoku Live

Trouble in Paradise


Although now one of the best paid women on British television, Carol Vorderman and her sister and brother spent most of their childhood in freezing cold houses and without a father figure (he left when she was only three weeks old).

Carol studied engineering at Cambridge, and worked as a civil engineer.

An advertisement in a local newspaper, looking for someone with "brains and beauty", was spotted by Jean, Carol's mother. Jean applied for the job on Carol's behalf, and so Vorderman became the "Face with the Figures" on the letters and numbers quiz Countdown.

Since then, an ever-increasing stream of programmes followed, mostly of a computer or scientific bent.


One of Carol's teachers wrote on a school report: "Carol has a masterly hold of mathematical computation, which should prove profitable in the future." Indeed it was.

She appeared in the video for that doesn't-get-played-much number one smash Mr Blobby by Mr Blobby.

In the mid-80s, she occasionally sang backing vocals in the group Dawn Chorus and the Blue Tits, though as far as we're aware she didn't appear on any of their recordings.

She was the subject of one edition of the BBC's family history series, "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Books / Tapes

It All Counts: My Story (autobiography)

Carol Vorderman's Guide to the Internet

How Mathematics Works


c/o John Miles Organisation, Cadbury Camp Lane, Clapton-in-Gordano, Bristol, BS20 7SB.

Web links

Wikipedia entry

Internet Movie Database entry


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