CAROL Vorderman rubbed shoulders with fellow Welsh celebrities as Scarlets hosted Munster in the United Rugby Championship.

The television presenter and rugby fan said she was thrilled to be watching live sport again at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli on Sunday afternoon.

Wearing patriotic red and white, the former Countdown presenter shared photos on Instagram.


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While there, she took selfies with Welsh singer and actor Wynne Evans, known for his role as Gio Compario, and former Wales international rugby union player Rupert Moon.

Carol posted: "Having a great time @scarlets_rugby....diolch yn fawr (thank you very much󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿)

"Not been at a game for so long (covid)....come on bois

"With naughty Wynne @wynneevans and Mooney @rupertmoon."

Unfortunately, it wasn't the best of displays from the Scarlets.


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Munster maintained their perfect start to the United Rugby Championship season as they ran in six tries on their way to a convincingly 43-13 win.

The Irish province lacked most of their first-choice players but they still possessed too much firepower for a disappointing full-strength Scarlets, who capitulated after the interval.

Born in Bedford, Bedfordshire, Carol's mum brought the family back to home town of Prestatyn.

She attended Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School in Rhyl before studying engineering at Cambridge.

She worked at Dinorwig Power Station in Llanberisfor the UK Atomic Energy Authority before embarking on a career in television. That started when her mother noticed a newspaper advert asking for "a woman with good mathematical skills" to appear as co-host on a quiz show for fledgling Channel Four. She appeared on Countdown from the show's inception in 1982 until 2008.

Since then she has been a regular on our screens, appearing on Strictly, I'm a Celebrity, and Loose Women.

Carol also has a significant social media presence, with 117,000 followers on Instagram who she encourages to dress in whatever they feel comfortable in.