Carol Vorderman reveals she no longer sunbathes after discovering precancerous skin cells during a biopsy
Carol Vorderman has revealed she no longer sunbathes after previously discovering precancerous skin cells.
The TV presenter, 62, was answering fan questions on her Instagram Stories on Thursday and told how she previously had a bioposy where her tissue was examined.
She said: ‘Well I don’t sunbathe anymore or rather I choose not to because I’ve had you know, little pre-cancerous skin thingy, biopsy thingies, all of that.
‘So I do fake tans. Do you like this one? Put that on last night, a little bit of fake tan. Hopefully it lasts.’
Although Carol never had skin cancer, melanoma skin cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in the UK, with 16,700 new cases every year.
Health scare: Carol Vorderman has revealed she no longer sunbathes after previously discovering precancerous skin cells
Former Countdown host Carol lives a healthy lifestyle and frequently shares her gym workouts on her Instagram.
The star recently revealed she hasn’t weighed herself in 24 years and shared the secret to her incredible figure.
She did a 28-day detox diet back in 1999 after ‘putting on a bit of weight’ and admitted she hasn’t got back on the scales since then.
Carol added she won’t let doctors tell her what she weighs when she has a medical as she shared an insight into her diet, admitting she doesn’t cook at home.
Speaking on the Table Manners podcast, Carol explained: ‘Go back to my thirties, and my husband Paddy who I loved and adored, we loved pasta and all of that, but I was working really hard and I just got to the point where I was eating just to stay alive, stay awake.
‘And I put on a bit of weight and I didn’t like that. So I started this detox diet. It was slated by nutritionists at the time because it was 28 days detox diet. No meat, no wheat, no dairy, no sugar, for 28 days.
‘Then it was all ‘no, you can’t do that’. Now it’s like standard. This was for 28 days to sort of give all your organs a way of naturally detoxing.
‘(I was) super high on veggies, not potatoes. I won’t buy normal potatoes because of the detox – changed everything I bought.
Working hard: Carol often gives an insight into her health and fitness regime on her Instagram page, sharing videos and pictures of herself in the gym
Health: Carol recently revealed that she hasn’t weighed herself in 24 years and shared the secret to her incredible figure
Diet: The former Countdown host said she did a 28-day detox diet back in 1999 after ‘putting on a bit of weight’ and admitted that she hasn’t got on the scales since then
‘After the detox diet, I haven’t weighed myself since 1999 – don’t know what I weigh. I won’t let anyone tell me what I weigh – you know when you go for medicals. And by and large, when I’m home, I eat quite well.
‘But if somebody’s bought me chocolates or whatever it might be, I’ll just find I’ll just eat them before I’ll go to the vegetables so I can’t have it in the house.
‘I’m very happy – that’s all I’ve known for 20 years.’
Giving an insight into her diet, Carol also revealed that she doesn’t cook at home and tries to eat a lot of healthy vegetables and other low-calorie snacks.
However, she said she doesn’t worry about what she eats when she goes out and tucks into some of her favourite meals, including pasta and fish and chips.