Carol Vorderman reveals the secret behind her award-winning bottom

Carol Vorderman loves hiking in the Brecon Beacons (Credit ITV)
Carol Vorderman loves hiking in the Brecon Beacons (Credit ITV)

Carol Vorderman has revealed she does 20,000 squats a year to keep her famous bottom in peak condition.

The 58-year-old former Countdown presenter - the only person to have ever won Rear of the Year twice - discusses the secrets to her curves as part of the Body Confidential series on ITV’s Lorraine on Thursday.

Vorderman revealed she goes hiking twice a week, sometimes walking up to 26 miles in the Brecon Beacons

She said: “In terms of squats, or the equivalent of squats, I probably do over 20,000 a year... that's a lot.”

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Vorderman admitted: “I haven’t weighed myself since 1999. I don’t actually know how much I weigh and I don’t care because I go on my dress size, thank god for lycra!

"I’m probably about a size 8 to 9 at the moment. I’ve always had a small waist, I think I’m about 25 inches around my waist. If I put on a bit of weight, I know I have, and I go up to a size 11. A larger size 10, that’s kind of my boundary for where I’m happy.”

The TV presenter is the only person to have ever won the Rear of the Year award more than once - first in 2011 and then again in 2014.

Vorderman admitted that getting older she had noticed changes in her body.

She said: “As you go through the menopause things change. I had what’s called a mirena coil. I put on a stone in two weeks. It gives off hormones as well, so I had it removed and it took me a year to lose the weight. I went through this terrible hormonal depression, and I don’t use that word lightly, it really was awful.”

But she explained she now uses bio-identical gels, adding: “Wow has that changed everything! I’ve noticed my skin has improved, my shape has changed, things have grown significantly, and that I know is linked to that. Your shape changes.”

Lorraine airs on weekdays on ITV from 8.30am to 9.25am.

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