Carol Vorderman is “glad” to be “single” due to ‘Married At First Sight’.

Carol Vorderman loves being single

Carol Vorderman loves being single

The ex ‘Countdown’ star is “happy” to be unattached after sitting down to watch a marathon of the Aussie edition of the reality series that sees strangers get hitched to each other while down with the coronavirus after her two previous marriages, her first to Christopher Mather, 61, and her second to Patrick King, 63, the father of her two kids, Kate,32, and Cameron, 26.

The 62-year-old television personality told OK! magazine: “I am very happy. As I’ve had Covid recently, I’ve had time to watch the telly. I started watching MAFS Australia. I don’t usually watch shows like that. I watched about 20 hours of it. My conclusion is, I’m glad I’m single!

Carol admitted to finding aging “really interesting” and not “elderly” at all.

She said: “I love my 60s. They’re really interesting. For my mother’s generation, by the time you were 60, you were classed as elderly. And I don’t feel that way at all. Most of my friends are a lot younger and I’ve got a younger head, if you like.”

The former 'Loose Women' anchor revealed that her active lifestyle included “weight training”and “hiking” and she is influenced by other women around her age on social media.

Carol said: “Weight training. And as you get older, you have to do more of that. I have some equipment in my lounge too, so I can do stuff at home like hip thrusts, kettlebells, some basic arms and shoulders and glutes. I’m feeling super fit and well. I follow women on Instagram who are in their fifties or older who are into fitness, and I just think they’re amazing. One woman is 85 and she uses parallel bars. It’s extraordinary.”

She said: “I love hiking, but that’s hardly been happening because I’ve either been busy travelling from my home in Bristol for work or I’ve been in London, and obviously I can’t go hiking there. So I’ve mainly been going to the gym. But I’ve really missed outdoor exercise and I crave it. Earlier this year, I looked back at my diary and I’d only spent 40 to 50 nights at home in over a year. I thought, ‘I’ve really got to address this.’”

Towards the end of last year, Carol explained that she has "ignored" the societal construct of monogamy because she believes it is "unrealistic" to expect one person to fulfil every need of another and now has five "special friends" in her life.

Speaking on 'This Morning, she said: "Our mothers told us that we should marry when we were 18 or 19 years of age, so we grew up with this convention that we should find one partner for life and all the good fairy tales tell you that they married and lived happily ever after.

"My view is not quite like that. If people do have a very happy and long marriage, that is wonderful. Congratulations. But the fact is that half of marriages in divorce and almost three-quarters of marriage end in divorce. So I prefer to live my life - and people should speak about it in this way - in chapters. You try to have happy chapters and I think that's what you're looking for next.

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