Wednesday 18 July 2018

Carol Vorderman takes the plunge in interesting grey ensemble at Ascot

Carol Vorderman cheers as she watches the racing at the QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on October 21, 2017 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Carol Vorderman cheers as she watches the racing at the QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on October 21, 2017 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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 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 watches the racing at The Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on October 21, 2017 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
(L-R) Jodie Kidd, Carol Vorderman and friend Clare Holt during 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)
Laura Wright during 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)
(L-R) Jodie Kidd, Carol Vorderman and friend Clare Holt during 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)
Jodie Kidd during 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 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)
Athletes Adam Gemili and Katarina Johnson-Thompson during 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)
(L-R) Jonny Bairstow, Olivia Attwood and Chris Hughes during 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)
Chris Hughes and Olivia Attwood during 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)
Queen Elizabeth II during 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)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

TV star Carol Vorderman is picture proof that racing style has no age limit.

The former Countdown presenter (56) led a host of famous faces at Ascot Racecourse over the weekend, showing her support from a corporate box in a chic all grey ensemble. Vorderman added her own twist to the traditional fascinator-and-gloves look preferred at the races in favour of a strapless grey bandage and classic black pumps, wrapping up with a masculine tailored coat.

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 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)

The standout piece was her oversized headpiece by Lisa von Hallwyl, which she ditched into the afternoon due to strong winds. Clearly inspired by Kate Middleton, she opted for a pair of flesh coloured tights to fight against the cold as Storm Brian hit the UK and Ireland over the weekend. The ageless beauty cleared up suggestions she underwent plastic surgery over the summer, clarifying that she was on medication and spent most of the year grieving her late mother Jean, who died from cancer at 88.

But she was in brave spirits at the races where she was joined by legendary supermodel Jodie Kidd, who went for an equally interesting look: a camel poncho with fur trim and a pair of pleated slacks and loafers.

Carol Vorderman watches the racing at The Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on October 21, 2017 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Carol Vorderman watches the racing at The Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on October 21, 2017 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
(L-R) Jodie Kidd, Carol Vorderman and friend Clare Holt during 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)
(L-R) Jodie Kidd, Carol Vorderman and friend Clare Holt during 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)
Jodie Kidd during 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)
Jodie Kidd during 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)

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