When Carol met Gareth! Former Countdown star Vorderman, 62, highlights her curves in a corset and skirt as she enjoys some friendly banter with Pop Idol star Gates, 38, at the Cheltenham Festival
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Carol Vorderman was in good company as she attended the first day of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday.
Far from finding herself in a social conundrum, the former Countdown host appeared to be in high spirits as she enjoyed some light-hearted banter with Gareth Gates.
The bearded ex-Pop Idol winner, 38, joined Carol at the Gloucestershire venue after placing his bets and making his way into the stands ahead of the first race.
Carol highlighted her gorgeous curves with a grey corset and tight leather skirt as she attended the annual event.
She put on a busty display in a white shirt to complete the look and stayed warm with a cropped fur jacket over the top and gloves.
The beauty wore a black fascinator and toted a brown leather handbag while shielding her eyes from the sun with huge stylish shades.
Banter: Carol Vorderman was in good company as she attended the first day of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday
Hitting it off: Far from finding herself in a social conundrum, the former Countdown host appeared to be in high spirits as she enjoyed some light-hearted banter with Gareth Gates
Stunning: Carol Vorderman highlighted her gorgeous curves as she made a glamorous appearance at Cheltenham Festival Day One on Tuesday
Work it: The Countdown star, 62, accentuated her hourglass shape with a grey corset which she wore with a tight leather skirt
Carol wore her honey tresses in perfectly styled waves over her shoulders and opted for a typically bronzed makeup look as she stepped out.
The outing comes after Carol was reunited with the famous Countdown clock, having appeared on the game show for 26 years from 1982 until 2008 this month.
Posing alongside the well-known centrepiece, Carol flashed a smile and put her arm on the clock.
Highlighting her famous curves, she looked gorgeous in a leopard print top and skintight black leather trousers.
Sharing the pictures with her Instagram followers, she wrote: ‘Awwwww look what greeted me at @channel4 HQ this morning with a big smile on its clock face…… awwwww.’
Carol continued: ‘Happy days indeed… I’ve danced to that music tens of thousands of times over the years…..lols.’
Carol joined the Channel 4 show for its very first episode in 1982, when she was only 21 years old.
Her mother had submitted an application on behalf of her after seeing a newspaper advert for ‘a woman with good mathematical skills’.
Confident: She also took to Instagram to show off the look that was completed with chunky lace up boots
Outfit: She put on a busty display in a white shirt to complete the look and stayed warm with a cropped fur jacket over the top and gloves
Ensemble: The beauty wore a black fascinator and toted a brown leather handbag while shielding her eyes from the sun with huge stylish shades
Radiant: Carol wore her honey tresses in perfectly styled waves over her shoulders and opted for a typically bronzed makeup look as she stepped out
In good spirits: She couldn’t stop beaming as she strolled around the racing venue with a female companion
Despite her young age, Carol was brought onto the show and appeared alongside Richard Whiteley until his death in June 2005.
She then carried on alongside Des Lynam then the late Des O’Connor.
The show is now presented by Colin Murray, assisted by Rachel Riley, with resident lexicographer Susie Dent.
Carol previously reflected on her 26 years on the programme as she shared a throwback video alongside a lengthy caption.
Commanding attention: She looked like she was enjoying the day out at the races as she posted on social media
Curves: She also posted a clip as she wiggled her bottom in the tight skirt before revealing the front of her outfit
Wiggle: In the slow motion video posted to her Instagram grid she did the cheeky dance as a pal filmed
Vision in orange: Georgia Toffolo was also present at the festival looking incredible in an orange coat with a faux fur hem
She wrote: ’39 years ago today I started on the telly with my beloved Richard Whiteley on Countdown as the first ever show broadcast on the new channel 4.
‘I was 21. We had 23 cheeky, happy, laughing years together until he died. The clock stopped too soon and I still miss him
‘We were so excited about the 1st show 1982. I had a proper job then & Countdown was an extra.
‘We never thought it would last beyond the 8 weeks it was booked for! I was paid £20 a show which was a fortune to me. Richard & I worked hard. I made 5,000 shows over 26 years.’
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