Carol Vorderman Pulls Precisely Zero Punches As She Tears Into The Tories On Late Night Lycett

Carol Vorderman venting on Late Night Lycett
Carol Vorderman venting on Late Night Lycett Channel 4

Carol Vorderman’s pivot from TV presenter to full-blown political commentator has truly been something to behold in recent years – and her latest attack on the Conservative government has really got people talking.

Recent history has seen the former Countdown host become as known for her takedowns of the Tories as she is for her television appearances, to the extent she even quit her long-running radio show on BBC Wales last year so she could continue to speak out against the government without breaching the corporation’s impartiality guidelines.

She’s since landed a new role on the talk radio station LBC, where she offers her thoughts on the big news stories and issues of the week every Sunday.

On Friday night, Carol was a guest on Joe Lycett’s Channel 4 show, where she gave one of her most unfiltered takes about the Tories yet.

Putting her old Maths skills to good use, she explained: “I did a few numbers. Earlier in the years, [the Conservatives] had been in power for 5,000 days since David Cameron became prime minister.

“But, I calculated how much they added to the national debt every day for 5,000 days, and it was over £300 million a day for 5,000 days.”

“Where’s all the money gone?” she questioned. “I tell you what – NHS, prisons, schools, water, rivers… even the water in the taps in Devon – everything has turned to shit.”

Carol later shared a minute-long clip of her “rant about the crooked Tory party” on X (formerly Twitter), where it’s now been viewed more than half a million times at the time of writing.

In another dig at the Tory government, Vorders was also seen wearing a rainbow lanyard for her Late Night Lycett appearance, after so-called “common sense minister” Esther McVey announced plans for civil servants to be banned from wearing them in the workplace.

“Working in the civil service is all about leaving your political views at the building entrance. Trying to introduce them by the back door via lanyards should not happen,” McVey claimed last week.

“The focus should be on a happy and inclusive working environment and increased productivity.”