Carol Vorderman’s daughter has applied for a job as an astronaut.

Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman

The 60-year-old television star took to Twitter to share a post from the European Space Agency (ESA) which was advertising job vacancies for astronauts for “the first time in 11 years”, and said her daughter Katie was “beyond excited” to apply for the coveted position.

The ESA post read: “For the first time in 11 years, we're looking for new #astronauts. Media representatives are invited to a virtual press event on Tuesday, 16 February, to learn more about these exciting

“… #YourWayToSpace #ESArecruits (sic)”

And Carol quoted the tweet, and added: “My girl is to infinity and beyond excited about this..... she's applying .... xx go Katie ... (sic)”

Katie, 30, is currently a research scientist, and also teaches maths alongside her mother Carol – who was formerly the co-host and maths whizz on ‘Countdown’ – for her online programme, The Maths Factor.

The exciting news also comes as Carol – who has Katie, as well as 24-year-old son Cameron with her ex-husband Patrick King – qualified for a private pilot’s licence in 2014, and accepted the appointment of ambassador to the Royal Air Force Air Cadets that same year.

She also assumed the rank of Honorary Group Captain RAFAC for the duration of her appointment, and was the first female to be appointed Ambassador in the Royal Air Force Air Cadets' 75 year history after taking over from former ambassador Honorary Group Captain Sir Chris Hoy RAFAC.

Meanwhile, Carol recently said she doesn't care what people think of her.

She said: "I don't really care what anyone thinks of me. I know who I am and my mates know who I am. Life's great and I have absolutely not a single complaint. I could not have dreamt that at this stage in my life, I would be living the outrageous life I live.

"I've got two mottos in life. One is 'You're a long time dead' - which I used in the normal world but not now. It basically means if there's mischief to be had I'm first in the queue.

"It's quite funny because the Carol people see on the telly is not the Carol in the real world at all. Another rule I live by is find what makes you happy and do more of it."

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