‘I couldn’t walk 100 yards’ Carol Vorderman speaks out on secret battle with long Covid


Carol Vorderman, 60, has shared how she battled a prolonged case of coronavirus before lockdown began last year. The former Countdown host spoke on Good Morning Britain today to Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley, as she opened up on the secret health battle that left her “unable to walk 100 yards” from her front door.

She said: “I got Covid before lockdown, long Covid… you know I’m a walker so I can go, ‘Ah I’m off on a nice little 15 miler today’. I couldn’t walk 100 yards. 

“Months later I still couldn’t. I would be like, ‘Eurgh’. Yeah months, probably three months.”


Richard queried: “You look OK now?”

Carol replied: “Yeah I’m fine now, absolutely fine, yeah.”

Back in February, Carol had thanked the NHS after receiving her first coronavirus jab.


The former Loose Women panellist, who turned 60 in December, described her “emotional” experience at Ashton Gate Stadium vaccination centre in Bristol.

In a video posted on Twitter, the broadcaster addressed her 457,000 followers while in the car on the way back from having her injection.

Wearing a mask, she said: “It was quite an emotional thing really to see everybody.


“So many people here have volunteered, from St John Ambulance to nursing staff, to the lad who was helping me (who) is joining the police force tomorrow. 

“These are people with a sense of duty and service, and they are doing the best for all of us.

“It is just an extraordinary system here in Ashton Gate in Bristol. Thank you, everybody. It is really meaningful. 


“They have all said they want to get through as many people as they possibly can.”

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