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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I truly believe that Carol is a wonder woman! Go for it! But, for all those of us, like me in their 50s, we should not think 'old' because as soon as we start mentally thinking we are too old to do something, we take away from what we can really do. Our bodies may change, our minds are still able to absorb new ideas and do new challenges, we just need to know ourselves.

Good Luck

Carl 17/02/2017

This could be the most challenging and toughest decision you have ever made, going on this years 'I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!!', but we are positive you will succeed.


rlc 11/02/2017

Women over 50 do not have to become invisible, Carol is an inspiration.


Vicki 11/02/2017

Carol has truly transformed herself. She is proof age is but a number and looks great on it. Her mental ability is quick and I hope she continues with her positive mental attitude to inspire us.


Marylin 10/02/2017

I worship her very much.It can always encourage me