Carol Vorderman reveals private plane is being used to fly PPE to NHS staff amid coronavirus crisis

Carol Vorderman has donated her private plane ‘Mildred’ to help ferry personal protective equipment to NHS staff during the coronavirus crisis.

The TV personality, 59, shared a selection of images of herself with the N242CV aeroplane over the years and revealed it’s current job is helping the NHS.

Carol wrote on Twitter: ‘My Mildred and I (my aeroplane N242CV) have had some adventures.

Kind: Carol Vorderman has donated her private plane 'Mildred' to help ferry personal protective equipment to NHS staff during the coronavirus crisis

Kind: Carol Vorderman has donated her private plane 'Mildred' to help ferry personal protective equipment to NHS staff during the coronavirus crisis

Kind: Carol Vorderman has donated her private plane ‘Mildred’ to help ferry personal protective equipment to NHS staff during the coronavirus crisis

‘BUT I want to tell you that right now she is being used by the amazing people at @BAESystemsAir to ferry PPE to where it’s needed by our #NHS around the country…. #GoMildred #NHSThankYou.’

As well as donating her plane to help with the coronavirus effort, Carol has also been helping out by launching mathematics classes for children.

As a child, Carol wanted to be a RAF pilot but was unable to join up as a woman, sending her into a career in engineering before becoming a TV favourite in the 1980s.

In 2014, she became the first woman to be named an honorary ambassador for the Air Cadets.

Flying high: The TV personality, 59, shared a selection of images of herself with the N242CV aeroplane over the years and revealed it's current job is helping the NHS

Flying high: The TV personality, 59, shared a selection of images of herself with the N242CV aeroplane over the years and revealed it's current job is helping the NHS

Flying high: The TV personality, 59, shared a selection of images of herself with the N242CV aeroplane over the years and revealed it’s current job is helping the NHS

Carol wrote on Twitter: 'My Mildred and I (my aeroplane N242CV) have had some adventure'

Carol wrote on Twitter: 'My Mildred and I (my aeroplane N242CV) have had some adventure'

Carol wrote on Twitter: ‘My Mildred and I (my aeroplane N242CV) have had some adventure’

Carol, a qualified private pilot, was unveiled at the time as the only female Group Captain Ambassador in the flying organisation’s history. 

While in 2018, the star donned her full honorary captain uniform to mark 100 years since the Royal Air Force started at a special service held at Westminster Abbey.  

Earlier this week, Carol was left red-faced by Piers Morgan when he suggested she wear a ‘maths school uniform’ while appearing on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain.

Dreams: As a child, Carol wanted to be a RAF pilot but was unable to join up as a woman, sending her into a career in engineering before becoming a TV favourite (pictured in her full honorary captain uniform to mark 100 years since the Royal Air Force started in 2018)

Dreams: As a child, Carol wanted to be a RAF pilot but was unable to join up as a woman, sending her into a career in engineering before becoming a TV favourite (pictured in her full honorary captain uniform to mark 100 years since the Royal Air Force started in 2018)

Dreams: As a child, Carol wanted to be a RAF pilot but was unable to join up as a woman, sending her into a career in engineering before becoming a TV favourite (pictured in her full honorary captain uniform to mark 100 years since the Royal Air Force started in 2018) 

The former Countdown star called into the show via videolink to announce her new classes for children, and added that there would also be a session for adults which Piers made a cheeky remark about.

Discussing her new project, Carol explained ‘I’m going to go on YouTube to have a maths school for adults’, before the Good Morning Britain presenter, 54, asked: ‘Are you going to wear a maths uniform? The one adults will like’

Carol looked shocked in response, before getting in on the joke and adding: ‘I’ll tell you what I’m not going to do Piers, is tell you how to write boobs on a calculator.’ 

Shocking: Carol was left red-faced as Piers Morgan made a VERY cheeky comment about her wearing a 'maths school uniform' during online classes, on Tuesday's GMB

Shocking: Carol was left red-faced as Piers Morgan made a VERY cheeky comment about her wearing a 'maths school uniform' during online classes, on Tuesday's GMB

Shocking: Carol was left red-faced as Piers Morgan made a VERY cheeky comment about her wearing a ‘maths school uniform’ during online classes, on Tuesday’s GMB

To which Piers quipped: ‘Are you reading my mind carol?’ 

Earlier on, Carol explained that The Maths Factor would now be free for all primary school children, and will be for the foreseeable future.

‘Please bear with us with server issues because as you can imagine it is being overloaded,’ Carol added. ‘Please bear with us we will get everyone on. 

Left red-faced: Carol explained that she would have a class for adults as well as primary school children, but the presenter, 54, asked: 'Are you going to wear a maths uniform?'

Left red-faced: Carol explained that she would have a class for adults as well as primary school children, but the presenter, 54, asked: 'Are you going to wear a maths uniform?'

Left red-faced: Carol explained that she would have a class for adults as well as primary school children, but the presenter, 54, asked: ‘Are you going to wear a maths uniform?’

‘This is the thing I’m most proud of, we know by doing four sessions with auntie Carol a week that a child will advance two and a half years in one year.

‘Everyday we have photos of kids from parents who say oh my kid was struggling and now they’re in the top set.’

Of her personal situation, and staying at home, she went on: ‘I’m here with my son Cameron who is a big videogamer, and hasn’t realised things have been going on.  I’m staying at home and being healthy.’

Home schooling: Earlier on, Carol explained that The Maths Factor would now be free for all primary school children, and will be for the foreseeable future

Home schooling: Earlier on, Carol explained that The Maths Factor would now be free for all primary school children, and will be for the foreseeable future

Home schooling: Earlier on, Carol explained that The Maths Factor would now be free for all primary school children, and will be for the foreseeable future

 

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