Carol Vorderman's Question Time MELTDOWN!

Question Time is, for the most part, great value for money. It gives us, The People, the chance to hoot and bray at idiot politicians much in the same way they shout at each other during Prime Minister’s Question Time.

It’s a lovely format and is guaranteed, week after week, to enable all of us sat at home, the chance to get furious and unload a week’s worth of hate in one felled swoop.

Usually, the politicians get the brunt of it but, astonishingly, last night, they were all knocked into a cocked-hat by the idiotic, reactionary dribblings of Carol Vorderman who, if there’s any justice in the world, will never work in television again after last night’s meltdown.

If you didn’t see it and want a quick bite-sized snippet of how bad she was, let’s put it this way:

Carol Vorderman managed to make Boris Johnson look like an erudite, charming and competant human being.

Vorderman has always been regarded as a cuddly number-cruncher and one half of the face of Alzheimer-fest, Countdown. However, since leaving the show, she’s taken off her TV hat and revealed herself to be a sniping, right-wing, moaning idiot.

Shacked up with a Daily Mail hack and acting as an advisor for the Tory party, and not to mention those dreadful loan-shark ads, Vorderman has transformed into a poster-girl for Bigot Britain.

Of course, this meant she was going to spew piously on our TVs and, in the face of Will Self, made for fifty-percent of one of the most hilarious face-offs in television. Forget Frost-Nixon, we clearly need Self-Vorders.

Basically, with a face like a pug licking a burst car-battery, Vorderman sneered at every single thing uttered in favour of our current Government, only to later be seen politely tittering as Boris Johnson piped up with a “in defence of the government, they’ve got this one right…”.

Honestly, it was incredible viewing. If anyone wants an easy, go-to example of how shitty and small minded Britain can be, all they should do is watch Carol Vorderman’s performance on Question Time last night.

I bet David Cameron watched it and kicked the cat senseless everytime she opened her gaping gob. If the Tories lose the next election, she could well be to blame. Vorderman became a British Sarah Palin… only with less idea about the country she lives in.

Breath-taking.

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  • Rob

    Spot on!
    She certainly showed her true (hideous) colours last night.
    Patronising, rude, ignorant, stubborn – the woman needs to learn good grace.

  • moggg

    Surely you’d expect someone with the IQ of the genius Carol Vorderman to at least think before she spoke. Embarrassing to watch!

  • DT

    She was spot on with her comments. Its about time more like her were brought on this show. Well done Carol for speaking for Jo Public.

  • Helena

    Dear Carol,
    Please tick one of the only 3 possible explanations for your behaviour on Questiontime:

    (a) The nice, balanced, stable person you all watched on Countdown was the real me. On Questiontime I acted the role of an angry, self-righteous, right-wing, bitch.

    (b) I acted out the role of a nice, balanced, stable person on Countdown for many years. But the real me is the right-wing, impatient, angry bitch on Questiontime.

    (c) I have a multiple personalities disorder.

  • PJ

    Not only that, she was reading her answers verbatim from a pre-written speech – did she even write it? Later in the show she seemed to lose her place in the speech notes, she couldn’t string a sentence together.

    She had made her mind up on everything and just spouted out angry bile when Will Smith hit her with a rational question.

    I’m not one bit Tory, but you have to admire how nicely Boris served her up when someone in the audience spitefully criticised Vorderman and himself and he then said something like “I’m quite upset at your comments directed at (long pause, thinking he was going to say Vorderman)… me”. Nice.

  • PJ

    Ugh… Meant Will Self not WIll Smith!

  • Chris7

    I agree. Absolutely VILE.

  • gothalmighty

    Amazing how someone with an apparent logical mathematical mind can spout such incoherent pointless Daily-Mail-style twaddle.
    I loved Will Self’s body language whenever he watched her emitting her bigot, smug and totally up-her-own backside musings.

  • David Griffiths

    Carol Vorderman will have lost a lot of friends & fans through her display on Thursday’s Question Time. She was rude to other panellists, abrasive, dismissive of anyone who didn’t share her views, & rarely looked into the csmera because she was so dependentent on her scripts. David Cameron must be very annoyed with her. This was not helped by her popping up on the television constantly over the last week to promote her quirky brand of maths teaching. Carol’s agent needs to take her in hand & give her a good talking to. It is ironic that she appeared on the programme on the very day that politicians were paying their respects to the late Michael Foot, who was renowned, amongst other things, for the generosity & courtesy with which he addressed M.P.s to whose views he was diametrically opposed. Learn from him, Carol.

  • Ben Ware

    I fear everyone complaining about Carole on this tvthrong tosh are probably Labour supporters. She only went into a mad rant when talking about stinking dirty Labour politicians which in my opinion is perfectly understandable. Any rant against Labour cannot be blindly labelled as Daily Mail style twaddle.

  • DTs A Dick

    Qouting DT ”She was spot on with her comments. Its about time more like her were brought on this show. Well done Carol for speaking for Jo Public.”

    Hahahahahaha. I think that was what the strategy was supposed to be.Pandering to the logically challenged Mail and Sun readers of which you are no doubt a fan of. The whole point is it backfired spectaculary. If they are going to get someone on to play the ‘salt of the earth’ card then at least get someone who can pull it off.
    Preferrably someone with the Chutzpah to come out with that stuff but the intelligence to not believe a word they are saying. David Cameron would have been perfect for the part if only he wasnt so busy trying to kid the whole country on

  • jameskorea

    I could hardly watch Vorderman as she spouted tabloid reactionary and emotion driven nothingness. That can’t be the real her can it? Perhaps she was put up to it, it backfired spectacularly. It was all made the more obvious with her being placed next to Will Self. The tabloid, noise of superficial ‘argument’ and reactionary emotion aimed at an absent mirror reading audience, against thoughtful understanding backed by deep knowledge. At least Boris was amusing in his ridiculousness.

  • jameskorea

    I could hardly watch Vorderman as spouted tabloid reactionary and emotion driven nothingness. That can’t be the real her can it? Perhaps she was put up to it, it backfired spectacularly. It was made all the more obvious with her being placed next to Will Self. The tabloid, noise of superficial ‘argument’ and reactionary emotion aimed at an absent mirror reading audience, against thoughtful understanding backed by knowledge. At least Boris was amusing in his ridiculousness.

  • socialsurgeon

    I love the rigours of a robust political debate and like most watch QT most weeks to get my fix.. what was Carol Vorderman doing on the panel? Is Cameron subversively attempting to lose votes or is he afterall as I suspected just a dim provincial estate..

    Vorderman is a vacuous narcissist brimming with toxic mediocrity, great for the Tories to screw up like this…

  • socialsurgeon

    I love the rigours of a robust political debate and like most watch QT most weeks to get my fix.. what was Carol Vorderman doing on the panel? Is Cameron subversively attempting to lose votes or is he afterall as I suspected just a dim provincial estate..

    Vorderman is a vacuous narcissist brimming with toxic mediocrity, great for the Tories to screw up like this…

  • David

    Carol Vorderman came over simply as Little Miss Nasty. And she’s a Conservative.

  • Mike

    Like many others I cringed every time Carol Vorderman opened her mouth on Question Time. I also cringed when somehow she got onto ‘Breakfast’ and advertised a blatently commercial ‘mathematics teaching/learning website’ that could solve all the numeracy problems that the current Government have caused in our schools – parents have to pay a subscription for this service of course. Too many commentators, many of whom are politicians, including David Cameron have no idea about the difference between ‘mathematics’ and ‘basic arithmetic’. The former is often used when the latter is meant! Ms Vorderman also suffers from this delusion.

  • Tillman

    Vorderman came on and fought her corner with a little of the passion completely absent in the rest of the more ‘sophisticated’ stiffs around the table, and her unpolished general performance was certainly no worse than that of many former panellists. The smug liberal establishment – which presumably prefers colourless and gutless political ciphers such as Lord Adonis – reacted with a condescending fit of the vapours, largely because, horror of horrors, a popular and articulate TV personality turned out to be an instinctive reactionary rather than the type of ‘progressive’ thinker who has led our country with such conspicuous glory, dynamism and success over the past decade.

  • DrFrank

    I’ve never really understood why everyone lauded Vorderman as being particularly bright, anyway – she got a third in her maths degree, which doesn’t exactly scream “genius”.

    I have to admit, though, she’d always come across as a decent human being. Until this.

  • adeski

    It was a cracking Question Time! Carol just didn’t let up. Dimbleby had to keep on butting in telling the panel not to speak over each other (i.e. *Carol* banging on and on every 2 mins). I think she realised she’d overdone it when the chap with the goatie and glasses said something along the lines of “..those of us who thought you were a nice person”. She seemed a bit put out by that.

  • Steve Mcmillan

    I look forward to them being gone………….well done vords – you have gone up in my estimation.

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