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Carol Vorderman has golden rule after choosing to date multiple partners

Emma Guinness

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Carol Vorderman has golden rule after choosing to date multiple partners

Carol Vorderman is best known as the host of Countdown, and now she's revealed that she's putting her mathematical skills to good use in an entirely new department.

This is because the media personality, 62, has recently come out as polyamorous and admitted that she has a 'number of what I've called special friends.' This is her golden rule for making it work:


However, as you can imagine, non-monogamy is not for the faint of heart and there is a lot of planning and time management required when it comes to maintaining multiple relationships.


Now, Vorderman has revealed her one golden rule for dating multiple men at once on Monday's (23 January) episode of This Morning.

The former Countdown host told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that her version of non-monogamy is very non-committal - so much so that everyone involved needs to identify as 'single'.

This is because when it comes to non-monogamy, she wants to do 'no harm'.

She said this is a 'critical part' of her arrangements with her 'special friends', who she meets 'naturally'.


"I don't want to settle with anyone," she said.

The 62-year-old said she was very happy with her life and described these relationships as the 'icing' on the cake.

"It starts with friendship and there is an extra frisson," she said.

She said she is glad to have made this choice at this time her life after pursing monogamy for so long, explaining that when she was just 18, her mum told her it was time to settle down and get married.

Carole said she was told to settle down when she was just 18. Credit: ITV / This Morning
Carole said she was told to settle down when she was just 18. Credit: ITV / This Morning

Carol appeared to discuss her 'very modern' love life, and she stressed that while these relationships are not one night stands, though she does not judge anyone who does have them.

When asked what her children think of her love life, Carol said, laughing: "They're fine. They know them."

As you can imagine, Carol's appearance prompted quite the discussion on social media.


One Twitter user praised: "Like [Carol Vorderman], I prefer to stay single and have my own space to do what I want. I'm not interested in settling down with one person (I get bored easily) but I do have 'special' friends who are like-minded and single. It works for me."

"What a very refreshing conversation and I think Carol Vorderman has shown that you can be free and independent and if people are aware of the situation then you can be free to love who you do and be HAPPY," added a second.

"Go [Carol Vorderman]!" remarked a third. "People should do whatever makes them happy and not feel societal pressure to do whatever is considered conventional at the time."

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Celebrity

Emma Guinness
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