Carol Vorderman has stepped down from her job on BBC Radio Wales, sharing the news with a lengthy statement on Twitter today (Wednesday, November 8).
Fans of the former I’m A Celebrity star took to the replies to send their well-wishes as Carol said she looks forward to an “interesting new chapter”.
SOME NEWSI’m leaving BBC Radio Wales.Please read why ⏬️And thank you all of you who answered the funny questions I asked every week about old memories and daft stories. I loved them. You made me laugh so much
But now…onwards to the next very interesting chapter pic.twitter.com/lqzwbg8RUZ
— Carol Vorderman (@carolvorders) November 8, 2023
Carol Vorderman exits BBC role
Carol shared the statement with her 891.3k followers.
“After five years, I’m leaving my Saturday morning show on BBC Radio Wales. The BBC recently introduced new social media guidelines which I respect,” she wrote. “However, despite my show being lighthearted with no political content, it was explained to me that as it is a weekly show in my name, the new guidelines would apply to all and any content that I post all year round,” she then continued.
Consequently I have now breached the new guidelines.
“Since those non-negotiable changes to my radio contract were made, I’ve ultimately found that I’m not prepared to lose my voice on social media, change who I am, or lose the ability to express the strong beliefs I hold about the political turmoil this country finds itself in,” she then explained.