SHE confronted scorpions and ate testicles on I’m A Movie star – however Carol Vorderman says being filmed within the bathe on TV made her extra uncomfortable than any Bushtucker Trial.
The previous campmate says she wore a swimsuit and shorts within the jungle bathe after the present turned well-known for its lingering photographs of feminine celebs washing in skimpy bikinis.
However she believes the ITV present has moved on since society turned much less tolerant of objectification.
Carol mentioned: “I wore swimming costumes reasonably than a bikini intentionally. It’s a bizarre factor, that bathe. I believe you’ll discover on this sequence of I’m A Movie star it’s not as apparent.
“It’s very uncomfortable. I discovered it uncomfortable largely since you might see three cameras — you possibly can see the place they had been positioned and there was nowhere to cover.
“They don’t do it now. It was of its time. That reveals how society’s guidelines change.”
The Countdown legend was talking on podcast In A Good Place, hosted by Rosie Nixon, when she instructed of her discomfort.
Carol, 61, got here eighth on the 2016 sequence, with Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt occurring to win.
She has beforehand appeared in Strictly Come Dancing in 2004, however has dominated out doing extra actuality reveals — except Love Island launches a sequence for older contestants.
“I’d do Love Island, that may be hilarious. I’d actually fairly like that. Mischief-making,” she says.
“I’m A Movie star has at all times been my favorite present and I did it as a result of it was my favorite.
“However I don’t assume I’d do one other actuality present. I wouldn’t ever do Big Brother.”
Carol says she is extra fulfilled since she realised being in a relationship with only one individual wasn’t the important thing to happiness and not practises monogamy.
The brain-box presenter first married in 1985 aged 24 to Christopher Mather, a Royal Navy officer, however they cut up after 12 months.
Her second marriage was to administration marketing consultant Patrick King in 1990, the daddy of her two youngsters, and lasted ten years.
She went on to have a relationship with journalist Des Kelly however they cut up after 5 years collectively in 2007.
Now she has a string of “particular” pals and is having enjoyable.
Carol says: “A few month in the past I used to be on This Morning they usually mentioned to us, are you able to do the phone-in? The topic was mature relationship.
“I mentioned, ‘I’ll do it, however provided that I might be truthful. I gained’t say, ‘Are you searching for your one real love?’ . . . as a result of I don’t consider in it.
“I’ll do it and provides my view, which is that you would be able to be joyful with out having only one individual.
“So I instructed how I had been doing this for ten years with what I name ‘particular pals’. We ran over by 22 minutes with the variety of cellphone calls that got here in. I’ve by no means had a response like that to something.
“Girls have been made to really feel like failures as a result of their marriage failed and that they haven’t discovered one other man. I’m joyful to say it as it’s. I might write a guide about it.
“As a result of there are numerous methods of discovering happiness and your worlds change as you grow old. What I say is you determine what to place within the ‘us’ pot.
“No matter anybody else thinks from your loved ones, no matter anybody else from society would possibly assume — YOU determine. I occur to love a small ‘us’ pot as a result of I don’t need to put a lot of my life into it. However I’ve fairly a couple of ‘us’ pots. I’m having enjoyable.”
Carol’s massive ardour right this moment is flying, after securing her pilot’s licence in 2014. She hails journey and new experiences because the bedrock of her life and remembers flying round America as “absolute freedom”.
“I’m in a really joyful chapter now,” she says. “There’s that poem [Warning, by Jenny Joseph] — ‘When I’m an outdated girl I shall put on purple . . . And study to spit’ — nicely, I began doing that very early. My twenties was once I obtained on the telly.
“That was fairly joyful, I used to be doing nicely. Every part was the primary time. Then in my thirties, I used to be very fortunately married after which abruptly it didn’t work.
“My forties ought to have been ace however they weren’t, largely for one motive. From 50, as soon as I had misplaced this entire, ‘You’ve obtained to be with one individual, you’re solely legitimate in the event you’ve obtained a husband’, all that nonsense — that was a freedom, that was an absolute freedom.
“Then I discovered to fly and obtained actually good with that. I’m in such an excellent place. I’m joyful. I’m free.”
Carol says that the most effective lesson she has learnt in life is to drop individuals with adverse vitality, who she phrases “fun-Hoovers”.
“The warning indicators for me are when I’m within the firm of somebody who will not be nice and I simply get myself out of there,” she says.
“I’ve had a few unhealthy relationships in that method and we now have all had the fun-Hoovers in our lives, whether or not they’re pals or relations.
“One of the best factor I’ve ever finished is drop them. Drop them. Don’t waste time on them any extra. What are we ready for?
“I consider every little thing occurs in chapters in your life and I don’t cling on to the previous in any respect. It’s gone.”