'What's the square root of 47?': I’m A Celeb campmates tease Carol Vorderman with Countdown questions

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I’m A Celebrity… South Africa campmates appeared in good spirits as they quizzed Carol Vorderman on Tuesday’s episode.

The 62-year-old, who lives in Bristol, is best known for appearing on Channel 4 game show Countdown between 1982 to 2008. She was tasked with working out complex mathematics sums and would organise the nine selected consonants and vowels for the countdown conundrum.

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She was seen napping in a hammock on I’m A Celeb on Tuesday as her fellow campmates, Phil Tufnell, 56, and Shaun Ryder, 60, continued to chat amongst themselves.

In a cheeky attempt to wake Carol, the campmates decided to start shouting out complicated maths questions for her to solve.

Cricketer Phil Tufnull said: “I know how to wake her up!”

They began to tease Carol with questions and waited for her response. “What’s the square root of 47?,” Phil asked.

 I’m A Celebrity fans impressed by Carol Vorderman’s youthful appearance at age 62. (Photo Credit: Instagram/carolvorders/ITV) I’m A Celebrity fans impressed by Carol Vorderman’s youthful appearance at age 62. (Photo Credit: Instagram/carolvorders/ITV)
I’m A Celebrity fans impressed by Carol Vorderman’s youthful appearance at age 62. (Photo Credit: Instagram/carolvorders/ITV) | Photo Credit: Instagram/carolvorders/ITV

The sums with ridiculously large numbers continued, as they giggled and waited for a response. “Give me two Vowels and a Consonant,” Phil added.

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Carol, who was not sleeping at all, flashed a massive grin from her comfy spot in the hammock, and said: “Shh…I’m trying to work out the answers.”

The moment made the campmates erupt into giggles, as they playfully teased the household name and Countdown Legend.

Carol took to here Instagram to share the funny moment. (Photo Credit: Instagram/carolvorders)Carol took to here Instagram to share the funny moment. (Photo Credit: Instagram/carolvorders)
Carol took to here Instagram to share the funny moment. (Photo Credit: Instagram/carolvorders) | Photo Credit: Instagram/carolvorders

The official I’m A Celebrity Instagram page, shared the moment with the caption: “She jumped out of bed when he asked for 2 vowels and a consonant! 😂 #ImACeleb

Carol took to her Instagram Stories, adding: “Little monkeys…. I could hear it all…was trying to work out the answers. 😂😂”

The former Countdown maths whizz previously appeared on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2016.

I’m A Celebrity...South Africa continues every night on ITV, at 9pm.

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