Carol Vorderman reveals she took a secret trip into SPACE over a decade ago – but not all is as it seems
Carol Vorderman shocked fans on Wednesday as she revealed she took a secret trip into space more than a decade ago.
The former Countdown star, 62, recently appeared on I’m A Celebrity… South Africa.
And Carol shared her latest adventure with her followers on Instagram, revealing that she has technically travelled much further afield than the jungle.
Joking that she has ‘sunbathed in space’, Carol shared a throwback snap of her in a bikini – at the time she left planet Earth.
However, she did admit that it was a simply a photo of her that had travelled the distance – and that she herself had not been up in a space rocket.
Space girl! Carol Vorderman, 62, shocked fans on Wednesday as she revealed she took a trip into outer space more than a decade ago
Trip away: The TV presenter joked that she’s ‘sunbathed in space’ after a family friend took her picture to the International Space Station
The media personality revealed that a family friend had taken a picture of her up to the International Space Station, where he snapped a shot of her with Earth in the background.
Accompanying her post, Carol wrote: ‘In 2010 a friend of mine from NASA was so kind on his trip to the International Space Station and took up a few trinkets for my family including this photo of me.
‘He took a photo of the photo in the ISS with earth behind and I treasure it. It means ‘I’ve sunbathed in space’. Ha.’
She went on to say that her friend plans to go to space again – and said he will take another special item for Carol.
She continued: ‘Cut to 2023 and a beloved astronaut friend of mine (formerly NASA and legendary) is now the Chief Astronaut for Axiom Space.
‘I’m off to see his launch scheduled for November. So he’s said he’ll take something up to the ISS for me this time. I’ve decided to choose a ring…
‘The problem is I don’t have one!!!’
Touched by Carol’s sweet story, one fan cheekily commented: ‘Well you are out of this world!’
Special memory: Carol has now been offered the chance to have another item fly into space
Candid: Carol Vorderman revealed she threw out her bathroom scales in 1999 as she discussed body positivity in I’m A Celebrity South Africa
During Carol’s appearance on I’m A Celeb, she revealed she threw out her bathroom scales in 1999 as she discussed body positivity.
Joining Myleene Klass in camp, the girls spoke about their decision to ‘not be ruled by a number’ and discussed when they decided to stop focusing on their weight.
The TV presenter, who is no stranger to confidently flaunting her figure on social media, admitted she has ‘not known her weight this century.’
During the campfire chat, Carol said: ‘I only go on dress size,’ while Myleene explained how she threw out her scales following the birth of her two daughters.
‘Every woman knows the feeling when you get on the scales in the morning and it appears that your weight has gone up,’ the former countdown host said.
‘”Oh I put on three pounds”, but you haven’t put on three pounds of fat in a day, you cannot physically do that.
‘You have probably retained water. I know how big I am or not by my volume so I just go on how my clothes fit really.
‘I call it half a dress size. So I’m basically a size 10. And it I might go down to a ‘size nine’ or up to a size 11, and that’s fine with me.
‘I threw mine out in 1999. I have not known my weight this century.’
Myleene added: ‘The second I had daughters I threw the scales away. People ask me my weight all the time and I never know it.’
Taking control: Joining Myleene Klass in camp, the girls spoke about their decision to ‘not be ruled by a number’ and discussed when they decided to stop focusing on their weight
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