Carol Vorderman visits Southampton Airport ahead of a round-the-world solo flight

Loose Women presenter Carol Vorderman at Southampton Airport

Loose Women presenter Carol Vorderman at Southampton Airport

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CELEBRITY-turned-pilot Carol Vorderman paid Southampton a flying visit today as she prepares to fly solo around the world.

The former Countdown presenter last year started her training to become a pilot in preparation for the flight.

The 53-year-old mum-of-two aims to become the ninth woman in history to fly solo around the world and the fastest person ever to proceed to the trip after their debut solo flight.

It comes amidspeculation from national newspapers that her position on Loose Women, which she has presented since 2011, is under threat.

Daily Echo:

The daring trip will follow the 29,000 mile route planned by one of Carol's heroes, Amelia Earhart, who went missing during her attempt to become the first person ever to fly around the world in 1937.

Carol said: “I have always wanted to fly.

“When you get to your 50s and your children are a little older you can do the things you wanted to do.

“I just love the adventure of it. You see things in a different way when you're up there.”

Daily Echo: Carol Vorderman with partner Graham Duff.

She already made aviation history in August when she had her first solo flight on live television as part of a broadcast for Loose Women.

Today she landed at Southampton Airport to meet with bosses of navigation firm Garmin, based at the Hounsdown Business Park in the New Forest to discuss plane navigation systems.

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11:35am Tue 18 Mar 14

ToastyTea says...

Southamptons Wow factor
Southamptons Wow factor ToastyTea
  • Score: 1

2:37pm Tue 18 Mar 14

S Pance says...

Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!?

I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann!

Who next, the Dinenage?
Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!? I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann! Who next, the Dinenage? S Pance
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Tue 18 Mar 14

dango says...

S Pance wrote:
Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!?

I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann!

Who next, the Dinenage?
exactly where does it say she visited Totton?
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!? I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann! Who next, the Dinenage?[/p][/quote]exactly where does it say she visited Totton? dango
  • Score: 0

3:02pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Richard 51 says...

Looking good there Carol
Looking good there Carol Richard 51
  • Score: 1

3:04pm Tue 18 Mar 14

likewatchingbrazil says...

As there is no mention of a charity, i don't care.
As there is no mention of a charity, i don't care. likewatchingbrazil
  • Score: 3

3:05pm Tue 18 Mar 14

S Pance says...

dango wrote:
S Pance wrote:
Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!?

I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann!

Who next, the Dinenage?
exactly where does it say she visited Totton?
Well, she visited the guys from Garmin, who are in Hounsdown, which is Totton.

U R just upset because she chose to leave Southampton for the glittery lights of the Waterside, aren't you?
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!? I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann! Who next, the Dinenage?[/p][/quote]exactly where does it say she visited Totton?[/p][/quote]Well, she visited the guys from Garmin, who are in Hounsdown, which is Totton. U R just upset because she chose to leave Southampton for the glittery lights of the Waterside, aren't you? S Pance
  • Score: 3

3:22pm Tue 18 Mar 14

bigfella says...

her position as presenter of loose women is under threat? if I were her I'd lose that job asap, to do something interesting like flying solo round the world is infinitely better than being associated with that pile of tripe!!
her position as presenter of loose women is under threat? if I were her I'd lose that job asap, to do something interesting like flying solo round the world is infinitely better than being associated with that pile of tripe!! bigfella
  • Score: 3

3:36pm Tue 18 Mar 14

S Pance says...

Strangely enough, Amelia Earhart visited Southampton in 1928, landing at Woolston airfield as part of preparations for her around the world flight, after flying the atlantic!
Strangely enough, Amelia Earhart visited Southampton in 1928, landing at Woolston airfield as part of preparations for her around the world flight, after flying the atlantic! S Pance
  • Score: 3

4:45pm Tue 18 Mar 14

jammyswine says...

S Pance wrote:
Strangely enough, Amelia Earhart visited Southampton in 1928, landing at Woolston airfield as part of preparations for her around the world flight, after flying the atlantic!
All that way and she ends up in Woolston.

Ouch.
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Strangely enough, Amelia Earhart visited Southampton in 1928, landing at Woolston airfield as part of preparations for her around the world flight, after flying the atlantic![/p][/quote]All that way and she ends up in Woolston. Ouch. jammyswine
  • Score: 3

4:50pm Tue 18 Mar 14

dango says...

S Pance wrote:
dango wrote:
S Pance wrote:
Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!?

I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann!

Who next, the Dinenage?
exactly where does it say she visited Totton?
Well, she visited the guys from Garmin, who are in Hounsdown, which is Totton.

U R just upset because she chose to leave Southampton for the glittery lights of the Waterside, aren't you?
I couldn't give a flying **** where she went TBH :)
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!? I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann! Who next, the Dinenage?[/p][/quote]exactly where does it say she visited Totton?[/p][/quote]Well, she visited the guys from Garmin, who are in Hounsdown, which is Totton. U R just upset because she chose to leave Southampton for the glittery lights of the Waterside, aren't you?[/p][/quote]I couldn't give a flying **** where she went TBH :) dango
  • Score: -2

5:07pm Tue 18 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

dango wrote:
S Pance wrote:
dango wrote:
S Pance wrote:
Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!?

I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann!

Who next, the Dinenage?
exactly where does it say she visited Totton?
Well, she visited the guys from Garmin, who are in Hounsdown, which is Totton.

U R just upset because she chose to leave Southampton for the glittery lights of the Waterside, aren't you?
I couldn't give a flying **** where she went TBH :)
To be honest I am not interested about what you say either, you have never shown any respect for anything or any one to my knowledge.........
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!? I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann! Who next, the Dinenage?[/p][/quote]exactly where does it say she visited Totton?[/p][/quote]Well, she visited the guys from Garmin, who are in Hounsdown, which is Totton. U R just upset because she chose to leave Southampton for the glittery lights of the Waterside, aren't you?[/p][/quote]I couldn't give a flying **** where she went TBH :)[/p][/quote]To be honest I am not interested about what you say either, you have never shown any respect for anything or any one to my knowledge......... OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

5:13pm Tue 18 Mar 14

bigfella says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
dango wrote:
S Pance wrote:
dango wrote:
S Pance wrote:
Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!?

I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann!

Who next, the Dinenage?
exactly where does it say she visited Totton?
Well, she visited the guys from Garmin, who are in Hounsdown, which is Totton.

U R just upset because she chose to leave Southampton for the glittery lights of the Waterside, aren't you?
I couldn't give a flying **** where she went TBH :)
To be honest I am not interested about what you say either, you have never shown any respect for anything or any one to my knowledge.........
well, dango is an anagram of gonad after all. Talks a lot of b*****cks
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!? I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann! Who next, the Dinenage?[/p][/quote]exactly where does it say she visited Totton?[/p][/quote]Well, she visited the guys from Garmin, who are in Hounsdown, which is Totton. U R just upset because she chose to leave Southampton for the glittery lights of the Waterside, aren't you?[/p][/quote]I couldn't give a flying **** where she went TBH :)[/p][/quote]To be honest I am not interested about what you say either, you have never shown any respect for anything or any one to my knowledge.........[/p][/quote]well, dango is an anagram of gonad after all. Talks a lot of b*****cks bigfella
  • Score: 6

5:22pm Tue 18 Mar 14

dango says...

bigfella wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
dango wrote:
S Pance wrote:
dango wrote:
S Pance wrote:
Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!?

I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann!

Who next, the Dinenage?
exactly where does it say she visited Totton?
Well, she visited the guys from Garmin, who are in Hounsdown, which is Totton.

U R just upset because she chose to leave Southampton for the glittery lights of the Waterside, aren't you?
I couldn't give a flying **** where she went TBH :)
To be honest I am not interested about what you say either, you have never shown any respect for anything or any one to my knowledge.........
well, dango is an anagram of gonad after all. Talks a lot of b*****cks
I hardly comment on here anymore, largely due to the fact there are idiots such as yourself who spout more **** than a herd of elephants with diarrhoea. :)
[quote][p][bold]bigfella[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!? I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann! Who next, the Dinenage?[/p][/quote]exactly where does it say she visited Totton?[/p][/quote]Well, she visited the guys from Garmin, who are in Hounsdown, which is Totton. U R just upset because she chose to leave Southampton for the glittery lights of the Waterside, aren't you?[/p][/quote]I couldn't give a flying **** where she went TBH :)[/p][/quote]To be honest I am not interested about what you say either, you have never shown any respect for anything or any one to my knowledge.........[/p][/quote]well, dango is an anagram of gonad after all. Talks a lot of b*****cks[/p][/quote]I hardly comment on here anymore, largely due to the fact there are idiots such as yourself who spout more **** than a herd of elephants with diarrhoea. :) dango
  • Score: -1

6:08pm Tue 18 Mar 14

allstar says...

Load of rubbish , So this is a solo flight along with the tv crews support crew ect , This is certainly just a publicity stunt for this failing former tv presenter
Load of rubbish , So this is a solo flight along with the tv crews support crew ect , This is certainly just a publicity stunt for this failing former tv presenter allstar
  • Score: -2

7:18pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Zexagon says...

dango wrote:
S Pance wrote:
Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!?

I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann!

Who next, the Dinenage?
exactly where does it say she visited Totton?
It exactly says hounsdown which is exactly in Totton . That's exactly where it says it
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!? I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann! Who next, the Dinenage?[/p][/quote]exactly where does it say she visited Totton?[/p][/quote]It exactly says hounsdown which is exactly in Totton . That's exactly where it says it Zexagon
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Tue 18 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

allstar wrote:
Load of rubbish , So this is a solo flight along with the tv crews support crew ect , This is certainly just a publicity stunt for this failing former tv presenter
A solo flight means only one person flying (in) the aircraft, otherwise it isn't solo. Even with modern equipment it is still an epic thing to do, good luck to her. Nothing evil about a Publicity stunt, why so negative?
[quote][p][bold]allstar[/bold] wrote: Load of rubbish , So this is a solo flight along with the tv crews support crew ect , This is certainly just a publicity stunt for this failing former tv presenter[/p][/quote]A solo flight means only one person flying (in) the aircraft, otherwise it isn't solo. Even with modern equipment it is still an epic thing to do, good luck to her. Nothing evil about a Publicity stunt, why so negative? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

8:36pm Tue 18 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

likewatchingbrazil wrote:
As there is no mention of a charity, i don't care.
Never mind there are plenty of Charities that you can be supporting. doesn't have to be Celebrity backed, just keep giving everything that you have got and don't need, everyone will respect you for it, start with a nice healthy cheque for the HIOWAA.
[quote][p][bold]likewatchingbrazil[/bold] wrote: As there is no mention of a charity, i don't care.[/p][/quote]Never mind there are plenty of Charities that you can be supporting. doesn't have to be Celebrity backed, just keep giving everything that you have got and don't need, everyone will respect you for it, start with a nice healthy cheque for the HIOWAA. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

11:33pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Lockssmart says...

She makes me want to vomit.
She makes me want to vomit. Lockssmart
  • Score: -1

5:29am Wed 19 Mar 14

Rockstone says...

You scummers would start a fight in an empty lift
You scummers would start a fight in an empty lift Rockstone
  • Score: 0

6:05am Wed 19 Mar 14

skeptik says...

Dango:

I hardly comment on here anymore, largely due to the fact there are idiots such as yourself who spout more **** than a herd of elephants with diarrhoea.

Take heed he is very obviously highly qualified to spot an idiot, and elephants needing plenty of space.
Dango: I hardly comment on here anymore, largely due to the fact there are idiots such as yourself who spout more **** than a herd of elephants with diarrhoea. Take heed he is very obviously highly qualified to spot an idiot, and elephants needing plenty of space. skeptik
  • Score: 1

8:05am Wed 19 Mar 14

S Pance says...

dango wrote:
S Pance wrote:
dango wrote:
S Pance wrote:
Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!?

I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann!

Who next, the Dinenage?
exactly where does it say she visited Totton?
Well, she visited the guys from Garmin, who are in Hounsdown, which is Totton.

U R just upset because she chose to leave Southampton for the glittery lights of the Waterside, aren't you?
I couldn't give a flying **** where she went TBH :)
Why react to my post, then? If u don't care, don't bother reading the comments section!
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: Wow! Carol Vordermann visits Totton!? I have been telling people that Totton is becoming "the" place to be. First Craig David (Eh, up, Kez), then Vordermann! Who next, the Dinenage?[/p][/quote]exactly where does it say she visited Totton?[/p][/quote]Well, she visited the guys from Garmin, who are in Hounsdown, which is Totton. U R just upset because she chose to leave Southampton for the glittery lights of the Waterside, aren't you?[/p][/quote]I couldn't give a flying **** where she went TBH :)[/p][/quote]Why react to my post, then? If u don't care, don't bother reading the comments section! S Pance
  • Score: 1

8:06am Wed 19 Mar 14

S Pance says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
allstar wrote:
Load of rubbish , So this is a solo flight along with the tv crews support crew ect , This is certainly just a publicity stunt for this failing former tv presenter
A solo flight means only one person flying (in) the aircraft, otherwise it isn't solo. Even with modern equipment it is still an epic thing to do, good luck to her. Nothing evil about a Publicity stunt, why so negative?
Amelia Earhart did solo flights but for at least part of her journey had a navigator on board..
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allstar[/bold] wrote: Load of rubbish , So this is a solo flight along with the tv crews support crew ect , This is certainly just a publicity stunt for this failing former tv presenter[/p][/quote]A solo flight means only one person flying (in) the aircraft, otherwise it isn't solo. Even with modern equipment it is still an epic thing to do, good luck to her. Nothing evil about a Publicity stunt, why so negative?[/p][/quote]Amelia Earhart did solo flights but for at least part of her journey had a navigator on board.. S Pance
  • Score: 1

9:40am Wed 19 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

S Pance wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
allstar wrote:
Load of rubbish , So this is a solo flight along with the tv crews support crew ect , This is certainly just a publicity stunt for this failing former tv presenter
A solo flight means only one person flying (in) the aircraft, otherwise it isn't solo. Even with modern equipment it is still an epic thing to do, good luck to her. Nothing evil about a Publicity stunt, why so negative?
Amelia Earhart did solo flights but for at least part of her journey had a navigator on board..
I cannot accept that a flight with a Navigator on board is a Solo Flight, it is just a Record Flight.
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allstar[/bold] wrote: Load of rubbish , So this is a solo flight along with the tv crews support crew ect , This is certainly just a publicity stunt for this failing former tv presenter[/p][/quote]A solo flight means only one person flying (in) the aircraft, otherwise it isn't solo. Even with modern equipment it is still an epic thing to do, good luck to her. Nothing evil about a Publicity stunt, why so negative?[/p][/quote]Amelia Earhart did solo flights but for at least part of her journey had a navigator on board..[/p][/quote]I cannot accept that a flight with a Navigator on board is a Solo Flight, it is just a Record Flight. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

10:37am Wed 19 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Rockstone wrote:
You scummers would start a fight in an empty lift
Only a skate would make a stupid comment like that, if it is empty there wouldn't be anyone in it.
[quote][p][bold]Rockstone[/bold] wrote: You scummers would start a fight in an empty lift[/p][/quote]Only a skate would make a stupid comment like that, if it is empty there wouldn't be anyone in it. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

10:38am Wed 19 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Lockssmart wrote:
She makes me want to vomit.
Why on earth did you bring that up?
[quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: She makes me want to vomit.[/p][/quote]Why on earth did you bring that up? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

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