My next challenge! It’s a jungle out there…

My next challenge! It’s a jungle out there…

Carol Vorderman shares all on why, as a woman of a CERTAIN age, she’s taking part in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!

Well can you believe it? I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!! This year I have set myself so many interesting and exciting challenges, but I think this one takes the biscuit (not that I'll be having many of them over the next couple of weeks!)

I'm sure you are all familiar with me talking about how important I think it is that women of a CERTAIN age continue to push the boundaries and take on new challenges however big or small. Well, this is me doing something perhaps a little more extreme, but I feel like I am really flying the flag for all the 50+ women out there.

Apart from the very personal challenges I will face, not a huge fan of those creepy crawlies by the way, I truly hope that I will represent our gender and generation and do you all proud.

Starting my career on Countdown was really a stroke of luck and something that changed my life forever. And can you believe it all those years later I am still here, loving every opportunity that comes along and hopefully inspiring others and showing that women over 50 still have a relevant place in today's society, on TV or not.

So what are the lessons that I have learnt in life that I am going to take with me into this one? They are the same as always, the same as the ones I take with me when I am trying with the RAF cadets, when I am presenting in front of a live audience or meeting a group of new people.

Strive for greatness and approach everything with enthusiasm. I do believe that Success is subjective - much like beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So I always try and set myself goals to achieve when I am tasked with something new. Now they might not be the same as someone else's but that's the whole point. It only matters to me whether I achieve them so really it should be down to me to set them!

There is much to be said about having a positive mental attitude. Sometimes I think it is a blessing and sometimes I think it can be pretty hard to maintain. But there is definitely something to be said about enthusiasm. I might be quaking in my boots but I'm always going to give it my all with a big smile on my face. You'd be hard pressed to find someone to criticise you for that!

So as I take my slightly uneasy steps towards this latest, crazy, hilarious, tough challenge I do it with a smile and I do it knowing that hopefully it will inspire other women of a CERTAIN age out there to do something extraordinary as well.

Wish me luck!

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All the best 😊

Thanuja 16/01/2017

Being a young girl I would lik to take u as my role model as you are a strong lady with winning streak..i wish you a very good luck mam...

Good Luck

zena 13/01/2017

You are a very determined lady and strong. Willing to try most things and obviously like to be a winner in all you do, I have great respect for you.

inspiring

Deborah 10/01/2017

Carol is an inspiration for the slightly middle aged woman to look good and live life

Inspiration

Rebecca 08/01/2017

Carol you are an inspiration to women around the would, your strength beauty and determination shows me there is so much more to the woman I am and I intend on exploring that just as you have x

inspire is the word

vanessa 07/01/2017

its good to see a woman over 40 looking good, clever, and still challengeing herself! good for you x never too old x