Veteran television presenter Carol Vorderman has been one of Britain’s best-known celebrities for over 35 years — but was near-unrecognisable when she debuted a jaw-dropping new look this week.
The 58-year-old star stepped out in London showing off some super-sized, Kardashian-esque curves:
It’s certainly a dramatic transformation for the woman who got her start in TV back in 1982, hosting maths-based UK quiz show Countdown — a job she held until 2008. Here’s Carol in the earlier years of her career:
In recent years, Vorderman has stayed in the spotlight participating in British reality series like I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! and Strictly Come Dancing. Throughout, she’s slowly undergone a more glamorous image makeover:
But her latest look has still stunned fans, particularly when contrasted with her Countdown years:
The star responded to the inevitable tabloid attention these photos received with a pretty legendary tweet, insisting she doesn’t know what all the fuss is about her new look and promising she’s still the “same old Vorders”. Oh, and she also tagged the shops she got her top and jeggings from, because why not?
Despite her insistence, some are less than convinced that she’s the “same old Vorders”:
Normally I try to avoid commenting much on other women and their appearance but Carol Vorderman looks insane
— Eliza Adams (@Eliza_Do_Lots) March 19, 2019
just seen a photo of Carol Vorderman
looks like all her airbags have gone off
— Jane Gilbert (@msjanebond007) March 19, 2019
The Sun reports that Vorderman has previously revealed the key to her killer figure: Starting her day with porridge, then having just one other main meal.
“I have one big meal a day either in a restaurant or at home,” she said.
“I like to eat at about 3pm, after (filming her morning chat show) Loose Women, then nothing later. You can eat what the hell you like then.”
Whatever she’s doing, it could open up a whole new career for her — Kim Kardashian body double:
Originally published as Star shocks with ‘insane’ new curves