CAROL Vorderman has been forced to quit her BBC radio show after "breaching new guidelines" on social media. 

The 62-year-old Welsh presenter has announced she will be leaving her Saturday morning show on Radio Wales, which she has hosted since 2019.

The former Countdown star - who has recently been highly critical of the UK Government - said in a statement she had breached new guidelines and BBC Wales management had decided she must leave. 

She was told the new guidelines would apply to all content she posts, despite her show being light-hearted and non-political. 

Vorderman said she was not prepared to stop criticising the Government or express the "strong beliefs" she holds about the "political turmoil" the UK is in.

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Carol Vorderman releases statement

In a statement, she said: “The BBC recently introduced new social media guidelines, which I respect.

“However, despite my show being light-hearted with no political content, it was explained to me that, as it is a weekly show in my name, the new guidelines would apply to all and any content that I post all year round.

“Since those non-negotiable changes to my radio contract were made, I’ve ultimately found that I’m not prepared to lose my voice on social media, change who I am, or lose the ability to express the strong beliefs I hold about the political turmoil this country finds itself in.

“My decision has been to continue to criticise the current UK Government for what it has done to the country which I love – and I’m not prepared to stop. I was brought up to fight for what I believe in, and I will carry on.

“Consequently I have now breached the new guidelines and BBC Wales management have decided I must leave. We each must make our decisions.

“I’m sad to have to leave the wonderful friends I’ve made at Radio Wales. I wish them, and all of our listeners, all the love in the world. We laughed a lot, and we will miss each other dearly.

“But, for now, another interesting chapter begins.”