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Thursday 2nd July 2020

Carol Vorderman in tears after paparazzi encounter

The TV host was frightened and upset after the incident

TCarol Vorderman was left in tears and visibly upset earlier this morning after an encounter with two paparazzi outside her home.

The former host of Countdown and Loose Women posted a couple of videos on Twitter which show the frightening incident and said it was 'harassment'.

Carol was left 'frightened' after the incident (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Carol Vorderman harassed by photographers

As she left her house in Bristol on Saturday, Carol spotted two photographers, one in front of her on the pavement and the other on the opposite side of the road.

Writing alongside the video, Carol said: "I came out of my house to go to my car first, saw them and said 'you're harassing me'. They were then after the "cross Carol" pic.

"I went back inside to have a think and so I filmed them. There's one nice pap in Bristol who is respectful. Not these two. It frightened me tbh

In the clip, Carol, aged 59, says, "This is what happens when you walk outside your home. There's one there, and there's one there. This is what I call harassment."

Carol shared the incident with her followers (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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To the noise of the cameras' shutters clicking, she walked towards one of the paparazzi, and Carol muttered "thank you" in bid to make it stop.

And as she got closer, Carol firmly told the photographer: 'This is harassment.  You're outside my home and I'd rather that you didn't come outside my home."

The photographer said, "We tried to do it in the studio," but Carol interrupted him sternly, "No, you don't OWN me!"

The unnamed man replied, "No I know I don't, but you're a celebrity". An exasperated Carol then got into her car, responding, "Ugh! As if I didn't know!"

The photographer walked off, saying, "We would have preferred to have done it in Cardiff but you weren't there."

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Carol was in tears in the video (Credit: Twitter/@carolvorders)

Carol in tears

However, within minutes,  Carol felt so unhappy by the incident that she stopped driving and recorded a tearful video showing her much it had upset her.

In the brief clip, she said, struggling to compose herself: "I'm on my way to Cardiff to do my radio show and I've pulled over and put my engine off and everything. It's really upset me and I don't normally... you know... I hope nobody uses the photographs, that's all I'm saying.

Managing to raise a small smile for her 440,000 Twitter followers, she ended by saying "Thank you for listening." Carol then posted that she would be taking the matter further and getting the police involved.

Ironically, today should have been a happy day for Carol. She is celebrating the first anniversary of her Saturday lunchtime show on BBC Radio Wales.

She posted last night: "I'm so lucky to work there. Everyone made me feel part of the family right from the start, not in celebrity nonsense ways, in properly happy Welsh ways. Yes, I am the luckiest woman in the world."

What a difference a day makes.

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