Carol Vorderman fears being shot over Middle East
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 September 2015
Carol Vorderman is to go on a flying trip 29,000 miles around the world and is concerned about flying over the Middle East because of gun shot warnings
Carol Vorderman fears she'll be shot down over the Middle East on her round-the-world trip.
The former 'Countdown' presenter plans to fly her aircraft Mildred - named after her heroine, 30s pilot Mildred Bruce - 29,000 miles around the world on a solo trip next year and is concerned about hovering over the region.
She admitted: "The problem I have at the moment is getting through the Middle East.
"Holiday jets are at 35,000ft, but I have to fly low at 10,000ft.
"Below 25,000 ft there are lots of warnings about anti-aircraft guns. There is a worry. But it's something I've wanted and I'm going to do it."
The 54-year-old 'Loose Women' presenter revealed she is having her "second youth" now that her children - Katie King, 24, and Cameron King, 18 - have flown the nest.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "When your children have left home it gives you a release.
"So I'm having my second youth. I'm doing all the things I've always wanted to."