Carol Vorderman couldn't stop eating on FGF
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 February 2013
Carol Vorderman had to go on a detox diet after filming 'Food Glorious Food' because she couldn't stop herself tucking into all the dishes
Carol Vorderman "couldn't stop eating" on the set of her new TV show.
The 52-year-old presenter fronts new culinary programme 'Food Glorious Food' and had to go on a strict detox diet when filming ended because she had piled on the pounds.
She admitted: "I was eating the equivalent of seven or eight meals a day. I couldn't stop.
"I did [the detox] for a couple of weeks after, I just had to.
"There's no point not eating with a show like that."
As well as the detox, Carol also credits her active sex life with 37-year-old boyfriend Graham Duff for helping her get slim again.
Asked how she stays in shape, she told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm not allowed to say because I will get into trouble but it's a three-letter word and it starts with S."
The show sees cooks from all over the country competing to have their recipe turned into a dish for Marks & Spencer and Carol describes the programme as one of the "loveliest" jobs she has had because she had such a great time going out and meeting people.
She said: "It's one of the loveliest things I've done. My role was a bit like Pride of Britain, it's all about the people. I chat and eat all their food.
"The other food shows might get six people to cook the same thing to see who does it best. We're, 'Oh, that's a nice bit of food - and here's a story that goes with it'.
"For me, it's about the stories and the people. There was a very happy atmosphere.
"It's about normal people, not those at the 'Big Brother' end of the table who are desperate to be on TV. It's people who think it will be a nice day out.
"We've seen lots of characters, not extreme characters, just nice people with interesting stories. It's quite old-fashioned really."