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Carol Vorderman admits paying stranger small fee to 'help her do the splits'

CAROL Vorderman pays a man £10 per lesson to teach her how to do the splits because she is keen to become more flexible. 

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The 61-year-old former Countdown presenter forks out the fee for a mystery man to help her become more flexible. 

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She says she is keen to bend her body into the eye-watering physical position. "I want to be able to do the splits," she admitted.  

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"There’s this Eastern European guy and I’ve paid £10 for his lessons and he’s obviously doing it in a flat where he’s only got a stool with three legs. 

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"There’s a picture of this woman, who must be in her 90s, doing a front split with a head on the knee. And I thought: 'Yeah, she’ll do for me.' " 

Carol has recalled a dress she wore at the BAFTAs in 2000 was once the subject of a debate about whether women aged 39 should wear a garment above the knee, and she admits the "vitriol was incredible". 

Speaking on The Netmums Podcast, she added: "When I was 39, not my grandmother, not my mother, it was the 21st Century it was the year 2000. 

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"I went to the BAFTAs wearing a short dress, not a micro skirt, they made a 'Kilroy Show' on the BBC and they flew this dress in from Paris. 

"It was an Ungaro dress, and the dress arrived and this huge debate in the studio was not is this a nice dress, but should a woman age 39 wear a dress above the knee! Oh the vitriol was incredible." 

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Last month, Carol admitted she doesn't believe in having "one partner for life". 

Carol has children Katie, 31, and Cameron, 25, with her ex-husband Patrick King and was also married to Christopher Mather. 

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She said: "I'm nearly 62 now and our mothers told us that we should marry when we were 18 or 19 years of age. 

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"So we grew up with this convention that we should find one partner for life and all the good fairy tales tell you that they married and lived happily ever after. 

"My view is not quite like that. If people do have a very happy and long marriage, that is wonderful. Congratulations. 

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"I prefer to live my life – and people should speak about it in this way – in chapters. You try to have happy chapters and I think that's what you're looking for next. 

"I have ignored looking for one person. I have special friends.  

"It's not realistic to expect one person to fulfil all your needs. The younger generation has a much freer approach to sexuality. After sexuality, the second most popular is bisexuality. But my generation couldn't talk about that. 

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"It's a taboo that particularly applies to women of age 60 plus. 

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"We were taught that we should marry who should look after us. Now the vast majority of women work.  

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"This is a time to break the nonsense taboo that every person should be looking for one other person that satisfies everything in their life. That's one hell of a pressure." 

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