CAROL Vorderman has revealed her heartbreak after her mother forced her to leave their home in Wales.
The presenter, now 61, was told she would never return when her mother split from her stepfather – and she has been away, for now.
Over the past few years, Carol has returned to her hometown and regularly tells her followers how much she loves it.
But today, she opened up about her true relationship with the country and how devastated she left it years ago.
In a Welsh Valentine’s Day-inspired post, she explained: “Happy Valentine’s Day. To some, they say I love you (Dwi’n caru ti) to your lover. To me, I say I love you to my country”.
“It’s a real love…. We have a word for it in Welsh. SOME BRIEF.
“A real and visceral yearning for the homeland grows stronger.
“I grew up in Wales and only knew Wales for my first 20 years and then my Mom left my stepfather (who I WORKED with) and told me I couldn’t come back home.
“So I haven’t worked for a very long time. I had to block it out. This existed before the Internet was created. Only letters and sporadic phone calls kept us in touch with the family back then. Now I’ve been there at least half a year and growing. ”
Carol’s mother, Jean, passed away in 2017 after her fourth battle with cancer.
They have always lived together and Carol finds she has a new contract of life after her death, which leads her back to Wales.
Previously, she said: “Since the age of 21, I have loved taking care of Mom. I’ve hired her full-time since I was 25. We always live together.
“It took time to come to terms with losing her.
“Now that Katie and Cameron are grown up, I realize this is the first time in my life that I have no responsibility whatsoever.
“It was an amazing sense of freedom. I completed my mission and earned money, and took care of a lot of people.
“Now it’s about what I choose to do. I’m rebooting, re-engaging and getting ready for this incredible new chapter. “
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https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/8260862/carol-vorderman-reason-leave-home-wales/ Carol Vorderman reveals the heartbreaking reason her mother forced her to leave her home in Wales and says she can’t return