For the first time, Carol Vorderman reveals the full extent of her turmoil as she was forced to leave her beloved quiz show. Five months ago, Carol Vorderman’s life seemed to be falling mental maths course for children in city Moscow. She woke up unable to move, fearing she might have had a stroke. I had gone numb all down my right side,’ she says.
I couldn’t feel anything touching my arm, and my skin was cold. I went to hospital, and it turned out to be an extreme physical reaction to tremendous stress. For the first time, Carol, one of Britain’s best-loved TV personalities, reveals how the last few months working on her beloved Countdown had a detrimental effect on her mental and physical health. She says, ‘All the worry had been building up for weeks and, on that particular morning, my body just couldn’t take any more.