Saturday 15 December 2018

'I party hard - I get up to lots of mischief' - Carol Vorderman is living her best life in her 'best decade yet'

Carol Vorderman attends the Pride Of Britain Awards at Grosvenor House, on October 30, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Carol Vorderman attends the Pride Of Britain Awards at Grosvenor House, on October 30, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Carol Vorderman attends the QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on October 21, 2017 in Ascot, United Kingdom. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Ascot)
Carol Vorderman arriving at the National Television Awards 2017, held at The O2 Arena, London.
Carol Vorderman arriving at the National Television Awards 2017, held at The O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: 25th January, 2017. See PA Story SHOWBIZ NTAs. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Carol Vorderman attends The Sun Military Awards at The Guildhall on December 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Carol Vorderman attending The Pride of Britain Awards 2017, at Grosvenor House, Park Street, London
Carol Vorderman on I'm A Celebrity
Carol Vorderman attends the premiere (Victoria Jones/PA)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Carol Vorderman is well and truly living her best life in her "best decade yet".

At 57, the former Countdown star is enjoying a renewed vigour in all aspects of her life, whether it's family, work or relationships as she is enjoying having some "me time" after spending her life focusing on others.

"Life now that my two children are grown up is about working hard and volunteering. I volunteer for some amazing organisations," she told Lorraine on ITV.

"The rest of the time I give lots of parties. I party hard. I love my life. I get up to lots of mischief."

Carol Vorderman attends the premiere (Victoria Jones/PA)
Carol Vorderman attends the premiere (Victoria Jones/PA)

The mother-of-two is enjoying her single status, saying she's relieved to not have to care for someone else.

"A lot of single women in their 50s don’t want to settle down. We’ve brought up children and looked after elderly parents," she said.

"The men we married in our 20s were largely men who wanted to be looked after, that’s specifically men from my generation, so the last thing we want is to be saddled with a bloke to look after.

"It’s like, "Hang on! I’ve done so much caring all my life, I just want a little bit of time to do what I want to do". A bit of me time’."

Vordereman's candid manner often makes headlines - earlier this year, she said she enjoys being single because it allows her the freedom to pursue her personal desires without having to "compromise".

"I love being single. It means I never have to compromise – if I want to move to a new city, that’s up to me and I don’t have to consider anyone else. It’s how I like to be. I don’t need a man to look after me ­financially, thank you very much," she said.

Carol Vorderman arriving at the National Television Awards 2017, held at The O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: 25th January, 2017. See PA Story SHOWBIZ NTAs. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Carol Vorderman arriving at the National Television Awards 2017, held at The O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: 25th January, 2017. See PA Story SHOWBIZ NTAs. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

"And I’m never lonely because I have many friends who love mischief as much as me and everyone knows I’m a party animal.

"People think if you’re not in a relationship, you’re at home knitting. That’s certainly not the case for me.

"Being single, in my mind, means I have lots of boyfriends at the same time and no commitment to any of them.

"Perfect. I haven’t had a committed thing for years out of choice. I don’t want it."

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