Pride of Britain: Carol Vorderman fights back tears at awards
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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.
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.
“In January I said to my agent, ‘I’m just not doing that any more. I don’t see the point. I’m going to concentrate on my health’.”
“So that’s what I’ve been doing,” she added.
Carol went on to say she is living a good life as a single woman, but admitted she has “special friends”.
Her last public relationship was with Red Arrows pilot Graham Duff five years ago.
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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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