Carol Vorderman makes debut as weather presenter... speaking Welsh

Carol Vorderman has made her debut as a weather girl at the age of 59 - speaking fluent Welsh.

The former Countdown star is taking part in the latest series of reality TV series Cariad@iaith on Welsh channel S4C which sees celebrities learn the Welsh language.

Vorderman shared a clip of herself reading the weather on S4C as one of her challenges for the new show, tweeting; "Watch me being a weather woman today IN WELSH ....been learning language for nearly 2 months now online."

The TV presenter and mathematician - who became a sex symbol presenting the maths puzzles on Channel 4 quiz show Countdown from 1982 to 2008 - appeared confident in a figure-hugging dress.

Carole Vorderman through the years
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Carole Vorderman through the years
Television presenter and celebrity mathematician Carol Vorderman arrives at the television BAFTA awards in London, May 14. The TV BAFTA's are Britains premiere awards ceremony to reward all areas of television excellence. JE/HP
Television presenter Carol Vorderman arrives for the Pride of Britain Awards in London, Britain October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paul Hackett
British television personality Carol Vorderman arrives for the memorial service for Britain's Richard Whiteley at York Minster cathedral in northern England, November 10, 2005. Whiteley died on June 25, 2005. REUTERS/Ian Hodgson
Carol Vorderman attends the the consecration parade for 617 Squadron's new standard at RAF Marham in Norfolk.
Carol Vorderman on the red carpet at The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane. (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Carol Vorderman attending Spitfire World Premiere held at The Washington Hotel in London.
Carol Vorderman attending the Maniac World Premiere at the Southbank Centre, London.
Carol Vorderman during Champion Day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Carol Vorderman, an honorary group captain and ambassador for the RAF Air Cadets, receives the Lennox-Boyd Trophy, an aviation award, whilst visiting young air cadets at RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire.
Carol Vorderman during St Patrick's Thursday of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Carol Vorderman arriving for The Pride of Britain Awards 2015, at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. Picture Credit Should Read: Doug Peters/ EMPICS Entertainment
Embargoed to 0100 Wednesday July 23 Carol Vorderman has become the first woman to win the Rear Of The Year Title twice, seen at Embankment Gardens in London.
Carol Vorderman arriving at the BAFTA Games Awards 2014, Tobacco Dock, London.
Graham Duff and Carol Vorderman arrives at the British Comedy Awards at the Fountain Studios in London..
Carol Vorderman and partner arriving at the Pride of Britain Awards 2013, The Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
(left to right) Amanda Holden, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, Geri Halliwell and Carol Vorderman on the grid before the 2013 Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester.
The Prince of Wales, President of The Prince's Trust, talks to Carol Vorderman during a reception for Prince's Trust job ambassadors, young ambassadors, and the charity's supporters, to mark the appointment of one hundred job ambassadors at Clarence House, London.
Carol Vorderman at The National Television Awards 2012, O2 Arena, Greenwich, London.
Carol Vorderman arrives at the British Inspiration Awards at the Intercontinental Hotel in London.
Anton du Beke and Carol Vorderman win Wizard Jeans Rear Of The Year Award 2011,June 08,2011 at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
Carol Vorderman arrives at the Galaxy National Book Awards, at the BBC TV Centre in west London.
TV presenter Carol Vorderman pictured opening the AmphiPod at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
The Prince of Wales meets musician Jools Holland (centre) and televison presenters Carol Vorderman and Eric Knowles (right) during a Prince's Trust reception, dinner and ball at Eaton Hall, the home of the Duke of Westminster, in Chester.
(L-R) Ruth Jones, Joanna Page, Steve Jones and Carol Vorderman at the launch of Red Nose Day outside the Empire Leicester Square, London.
Carol Vorderman and Ian Hislop at the TRIC (Television Radio Industries Club) 2007 Annual Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London.
Carol Vorderman arriving.
Carol Vorderman arrives for the annual GQ Men Of The Year Awards, at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, central London Tuesday 6 September 2005. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA
Carol Vorderman and Richard Whiteley.
Carol Vorderman.
Carol Vorderman at the 10th Anniversary National Television Awards 2004 held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
From left to right: Actress Terri Dwyer, host Carol Vorderman, Jo Cooklin and Kerri Taylor during the 7th annual Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show, sponsored by Bhs and the Arcadia Group, at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in central London. * All models taking part have had breast cancer.
TV presenter Carol Vorderman who presented an award at the British Academy Television Awards at the London Palladium.
TV presenter Carol Vorderman kisses veteren motor racing commentator Murray Walker during the 2002 Grand Prix Party at The Royal Albert Hall in London. The party is the curtain raiser to the Formula 1 season bringing the stars together in aid of the Brain & Spine Foundation.
TV presenter Carol Vorderman arriving at the National Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Television personality Carol Vorderman arrives at Somerset House, London, for the 10th anniversary party hosted by the Press Complaints Commission.
Carol Vorderman at the first ever Pantene Pro-V Awards at the Albert Hall, London. Vorderman, the TV Personality of the Year will host the awards that recognise talent in the beauty industry. * 4/12/2000: Employers would prefer to have Ms Vorderman rather than Liz Hurley working for them as their personal assistant, according to a new poll. Vorderman topped a list of suggestions from managers, well ahead of the actress and other contenders, including Anne Robinson. But the research also showed that employers believed the perfect PA would combine the looks of Liz Hurley, the personality of Davina McCall and the intelligence of Carol Vorderman. The survey, for the Pitman Training Group, showed that managers regarded reliability, initiative and computer literacy as the most important assets for secretaries.
TV Presenter Carol Vorderman arriving at Earls Court in west London for the Brit Awards 2000.
Television presenter Carol Vorderman, attending the Jill Dando memorial service being held at the All Souls Church in London, in tribute to the star who was murdered outside her home. * Sir Cliff Richard was among those speaking warmly of the Crimewatch and Holiday presenter, as well as performing a touching song This Love. The London service - taking place just three days after she was due to marry fiance Alan Farthing - was designed as a positive celebration of her life.

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She began by saying "Hello, Carol Voderman ydw i" which translates to "My name is Carol Voderman."

Voderman ended the clip with a cheeky joke about the temperature of 10 degrees centigrade in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales being "scorchio". Scorchio is not a Welsh word but was coined by the late Caroline Aherne in 1990s sketch comedy The Fast Show, in which she played spoof Mediterranean weather reporter Poula Fisch.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28:  Carol Vorderman attends Pride Of Britain Awards 2019 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Vorderman revealed on Twitter that another celebrity learning Welsh for the reality show is Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones.

She added: "Can't wait to see what's occurring there."

Welsh weather presenter Owain Wyn Evans who has been helping Vorderman train for her challenge tweeted: "HERE SHE IS! Very proud of my @carolvorders presenting the weather IN WELSH."

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The Welsh language was feared to be under threat in the 1980s as the number of people able to speak it began to dwindle. But it is now compulsory that all students attending state schools in Wales study Welsh up to the age of 16.

A survery in 2018 found that 874,700, or 29.3% of the population now speak Welsh, up from 25.8% in 2008.

Famous Welsh speakers include actors Michael Sheen and Ioan Gruffudd.

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