To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now

Carol Vorderman leaves viewers stunned as she explains how it works with her five lovers

Jake Massey

| Last updated 

Carol Vorderman leaves viewers stunned as she explains how it works with her five lovers

Featured Image Credit: This Morning/ITV

Carol Vorderman has spilt the beans about her unusual dating 'system'.

The former Countdown star made headlines recently when she opened up about having five sexual partners, and she went into more detail today on This Morning.

The 62-year-old said it developed organically and it works well for her, explaining: "It's come about naturally and I don't want to settle with anyone.

"Everyone is single. It starts with friendship and there is an extra frisson."

An extra frisson, eh? How exciting.

Asked by hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby whether she ever gets jealous, she replied: "They have their lives as well, I never ask about that."

Carol Vorderman was praised for talking about her arrangement. Credit: This Morning
Carol Vorderman was praised for talking about her arrangement. Credit: This Morning

The interview made for compelling viewing, it seems.

"Absolutely obsessed with this whole saga and Carol Voderman's 5 on the go lifestyle," one person wrote on social media.

Another tweeted: "This Morning is completely unhinged today. Janine from Eastenders talking about the clitoris pre-11am, Carol Vorderman discussing her open relationships, and to top it all off, Blobby."

That was Mr Blobby, by the way.

Other viewers also praised Vorderman for discussing her unorthodox love life.

One person wrote: "Having just been in one, I'm sort of living for Carol Vorderman championing unconventional relationships on a programme as 'middle Englandy' as This Morning."

Another added: "Blown away by that amazing @thismorning interview. What a brilliantly refreshing and empowering thing you have done.

"Which hopefully liberates women to have the types of relationship that may not have been acceptable before. Strong, powerful women lead the way."

Vorderman previously explained that she began seeing her 'special friends' a decade ago.

Speaking on Michelle Visage's Rule Breakers podcast, she said: "I've spoken about this once. I have a system which I've had for 10 years. They're called 'special friends'.

Vorderman isn't about monogamy. Credit: Instagram/@ThisMorning
Vorderman isn't about monogamy. Credit: Instagram/@ThisMorning

"I spoke a couple of months ago about having 'special friends' and it was like, again, the world had fallen in for some people but actually what I found was there was an awful lot of women who said 'I'd never thought about it like this'."

She explained that while she isn't exclusive with any of her 'special friends', she has been in long-term relationships with some of them.

"One's 11 years, one's seven years, you know everyone is single. It's a happy place. I hasten to add I'm not into one night stands," she said.

"The language around a woman of my generation is that if you had more than one partner when you got married, you were this, [and] you were that.

"Everything was derogatory about a woman, that was the environment I was growing up in. It was like 'she's desperate', everything was judgmental.

"Well you can take all that and you can throw it out the window, that's my polite way of saying it."

Topics: Celebrity, Sex and Relationships

Jake Massey
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You


Woman admits she breastfeeds her boyfriend

14 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Woman addicted to vaping left on life support with deadly lung condition

2 hours ago