Carol Vorderman breaks down after Captain Tom Moore announcement: ‘I’m in floods now’

Former Countdown presenter and BBC Radio Wales host Carol Vorderman, 59, admitted she was “in floods” of tears after Captain Tom Moore, 99, and Michael Ball’s number one single You’ll Never Walk Alone was played on air. The radio host confessed to her listeners how “it’s just so emotional”.

It’s just so emotional because of the incredible history he had.

Carol Vorderman

Carol, who awarded Captain Tom Moore his Pride of Britain award this week, revealed to her listeners how “emotional” she feels about Captain Tom Moore reaching number one in the charts because of his “incredible history”.

After the heroic veteran’s hit was streamed on air, speaking to her BBC Radio Wales listeners, Carol spoke out about how he’s “done good all of his life”.

The TV star announced: “I’m in floods now.

“That was Captain Tom Moore, and, oh you’ve got me now! And Michael Ball.”

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Carol then went on to explain: “It’s just so emotional because of the incredible history he had.

“He’s 100 on Friday. He’s done good all of his life. And I love how he’s still called Captain Tom Moore.”

The Channel 4 star also spoke about what she loves about him as he continues with his fundraising efforts.

She confessed: “I love that he wears his medals. He lives with one of his daughters and his grandchildren.

“So all the three generations together. You know it’s kind of everything.”

Captain Tom Moore, who has been raising over £28 million for NHS charities who are fighting to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, was awarded a Pride of Britain award by Carol on Good Morning Britain this week.

The Countdown star thanked the former soldier by bringing the prestigious award up onto the screen via video call during the programme.

Carol announced to GMB’s viewers: “You keep saying it’s not for you and it is for those you regard as heroes working in the NHS.

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“Well, I have something which is for you,” she told Tom.

Carol then continued to explain to the soldier, who was speechless: “This will be your Pride of Britain award sent with all of our love, Tom, from everyone who’s nominated you and I’m absolutely sure from everybody in the country.”

Captain Tom then took the opportunity to thank everyone as he said: “I’m totally in awe of this award.

“It is a very prestigious one and I find it very difficult that I should get such an award and thank you all very much for taking the time to vote in my case.”

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Earlier this month, Carol opened up about how she stands in the dating scene and revealed how she can now do what she wants when she wants.

Speaking to Platinum magazine, the TV presenter stated: “I absolutely do not want to settle down. And if you’re happy and something’s working out why change it?

“I’d be happy to stay single now because I’ve always been in relationships.”

She continued: “For the first time ever I can do what I want when I want.”

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