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Carol Vorderman at RAF Coningsby. Photo: PA

Carol Vorderman at RAF Coningsby. Photo: PA

Carol Vorderman will attempt to complete the ill-fated voyage of Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while attempting to fly around the globe in 1937

Carol Vorderman will attempt to complete the ill-fated voyage of Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while attempting to fly around the globe in 1937

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Carol Vorderman at RAF Coningsby. Photo: PA

'LOOSE Women' star Carol Vorderman is swapping the studio for the skies to fly solo around the world.

The presenter will attempt to complete the ill-fated voyage of Amelia Earhart (inset), who disappeared in 1937.

Vorderman, who is "obsessed" by flying, will be supported by boyfriend Graham Duff, a former member of the Red Arrows.

"It's something I've always wanted to do and I've got to the point in life where I just decided to do it," she said.

Mr Duff will join her on the trip in a support aircraft as the former Countdown star takes on the 29,000-mile journey.

Vorderman plans to get her pilot's licence this year before setting out on her adventure next year.

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