Carol Vorderman marks 60th birthday with eye-popping bikini snap as she talks 'absurd' 50s

Carol Vorderman said “life has only just begun” as she turned 60. The Countdown legend took to Twitter and Instagram to post about her birthday.

The presenter said the last decade had been “absurd”, remembering the incredible moment that kicked it all off.

The small screen favourite said she “loved” her 50s, after sharing a jaw-dropping throwback image.

Wearing her dark tresses down in a natural wave, Carol was seen sporting a bikini, her incredible figure impossible to miss.

The mother-of-two explained her reason for sharing the image again, which quickly caused a stir with fans.

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“‘Vorders sunbathing in space…’ Look at that view [two hearts]. Taken in the Space Station,” she stated.

Melanie Sykes was the first of her celebrity pals to wish her all the best via the picture-sharing app.

Her fellow presenter, 50, stated: “Happy Birthday darling one!”

“Looking gorgeous,” one user told her, as a second echoed the same sentiment: “Knockout.”

“That’s a claim to fame for sure,” a third added.

Just hours earlier, Carol shared a much more recent photo, her trim shape again taking centre-stage.

She wore a tight grey vest with jeans, while being pictured in her kitchen.

“Being healthy,” she crossed out, adding: “B****r that – bring on the [chocolate and doughnuts].”