Vorderman breaks nose in stair fall
Published 25/03/2013 | 11:11
Carol Vorderman is recovering after falling down stairs while wearing four-inch heels and breaking her nose.
The 52-year-old ex-Countdown star ended up in hospital and has been forced to cancel TV appearances following the accident.
Carol admitted that she feels "like a complete idiot" after she ran down the stairs with her hands in her pockets following a meeting in central London on Thursday.
The Loose Women presenter's boyfriend, ex-Red Arrows squadron leader Graham Duff, took her to hospital where she had surgery on her face.
TV presenter Carol, who has a plaster cast on her nose, said: "I feel OK but, because I had my hands in my coat pockets while I was running, I had nothing to break my fall except my head.
"I really do look like I've done eight rounds with Muhammad Ali. The bruising round my eye has reached its peak. I have stitches in my forehead and left eyelid."
Carol, who also presents Food Glorious Food, added: "I am just counting my blessings that I didn't damage my skull or the left eye itself..."
She later told Loose Women that "there was blood everywhere" and that she had on ankle boots she had "worn for years" when she fell.
In a phone chat she said: "I started screaming, the people waiting for the lift were wondering what was going on. I knew as soon as I hit the wall I had broken my nose."
Carol said the surgeon told her she had broken her nose once before. "Apparently I'd broken the right side of my nose before. Must have been when I was a child, I think," she said.