Carol Vorderman has revealed she is on a three-month detox programme – after over-indulging while working on a new TV food show.
The presenter, who lives in North Somerset, admitted she consumed “vast amounts” while filming for forthcoming ITV show Food Glorious Food, and was unable to stop at just a mouthful.
Vorderman travelled around the UK to host the the show, made by Simon Cowell’s production company Syco, and sampled many of the dishes served up by contestants.
“I did eat vast amounts,” the 52-year-old Loose Women star said.
“I’m on a detox for three months because I’ve eaten so much. I’m terrible, once I start eating certain kinds of food, I go on eating them, so I’ve got to re-train myself.”
Vorderman, much admired for her figure, said: “People would make lovely bread and butter pudding in the morning, so I’d have that for breakfast and then you’d follow that with a curry for elevenses, followed by whatever else and I would try everything I could.”
Vorderman said one dish brought tears to the eyes of programme judge Tom Parker Bowles, son of the Duchess Of Cornwall.
After sampling what was claimed to be the world’s hottest curry he “went into shock – after a spoonful. His eyes were streaming and he almost started hallucinating.”