Carol Vorderman quits Loose Women

Carol Vorderman has quit 'Loose Women' after three years to concentrate on other TV projects and fly around the world for charity

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Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman has quit 'Loose Women'.

The 53-year-old presenter - who shares anchor duties with Andrea McLean, Ruth Langsford and Kaye Adams - has decided to leave the ITV daytime talk show after three years to concentrate on other TV projects and fly around the world for charity.

The budding pilot admits she has struggled to commit to the show in the last year because she's in deep training for her flight around the world and handed in her notice to ITV bosses last week after much deliberation.

Carol explained: "I am getting into the hard work for my planning and training to go round the world next year.

"In the first two years on 'Loose', I did over 100 days a year, but in the last year I have only managed just over 20 days because I kept having to cancel days due to other work commitments.

"I tried appearing just once a week up until Christmas and I just couldn't do it.

"I write a lot of educational books and have a big maths website so my time is spent with those too.

"I like to do things properly and it's unfair to commit to something half-heartedly so I said to myself, 'It's make you mind up time, Vorderman' and made my decision."

The former 'Countdown' maths wizard insists she will be back on TV screens soon with some "interesting" new projects, but says she will miss the buzz of doing live TV and her 'Loose Women' co-hosts.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'll miss working with Jane Moore, Coleen Nolan and Nadia Sawalha and the others."

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