Carol Vorderman has been targeted for her Twitter posts in a scathing attack. Daily Mail writer Amanda Platell has hit out at the former Countdown star after she appeared in Vogue’s ‘annual list of the women reshaping the nation’.
In the magazine, Carol was credited for her ‘using her Twitter [now known as X] account to hold those in power to account for their “blatant corruption” and sharing Companies House information about dubious businesses linked to MPs, her fearless approach to taking on what she believes to be a “despicable government” has been one of the more unexpected, but nonetheless inspiring, turns of 2023.’
But writer Amanda sees it differently, and describes Carol’s political posts as nothing short of ‘malicious but misguided’. The 62-year-old once tweeted the Conservative MP for Wokingham and accused him of lying on national TV. She wrote: ‘Tory John Redwood caught out lying tonight #bbcqt… God they’re lying about lying… is there a special lying school they go to?’
Amanda writes: ‘Quite how a presenter with BBC Radio Wales, who is supposedly bound by the Corporation’s rules on impartiality, is allowed to get away with such foul invective is beyond me, but there are other more serious issues to address.’
In the article, Amanda then goes into more detail about past political tweets from Carol, who has previously taken on MPs Matt Hancock and Johnny Mercer. Nothing is off the cards for the Daily Mail columnist, who also takes a swipe at the TV star’s body image, writing: ‘Vorderman’s vital statistics have been the subject of intense speculation of late as her embonpoint and award-winning rear have both appeared to swell before our very eyes.’
She also has issues with Carol’s Instagram posts, describing her as wearing ‘skin-tight Lycra or low-cut tops’ and ‘showcasing her cleavage’. In one part of her column she called the former Countdown star ‘deranged’.
Amanda wrote: “Despite her apparent desire to be taken seriously as a heavyweight political commentator, the pictures of herself on Instagram in skin-tight Lycra or low-cut tops appear to be less about promoting her policy agenda than showcasing her magnificent cleavage.”