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Carol Vorderman looks unrecognisable in new photo – fans react to 'shocked' star's concern

The 61-year-old star is a natural beauty

carol vorderman unrecognisable
Kate Thomas
Lifestyle Managing Editor
Updated: 1 January 2022
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Carol Vorderman sparked a mass fan reaction with her new appearance in her latest Instagram selfie. The 61-year-old star revealed she had tried a filter on Instagram for the first time – and was "genuinely shocked" by the result.

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Sharing a close-up photograph of her digitally altered face, Carol admitted she was in a state of "befuddlement". The star's entire face had been slimmed down and her skin looked overly smooth in the image, rendering her almost unrecognisable. She captioned the photo: "Omg I'm shocked... this is the first time I've ever tried a filter... I had no idea it changes you like this... In a bit of a state of befuddlement. I'm so 'insta naiive' tbh #filter."

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Carol's fans were just as shocked by the snap as she was, and took to the comments section in their droves to tell her she didn't need to use filters.

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One follower said: "No filter needed. You're naturally beautiful Carol" while another shared: "You honestly don’t need a filter."

Carol couldn't get over the difference the filter made and the fact so many young celebrities use them on their photos, branding the trend "complete nonsense".

carol vorderman filter instagram© Photo: Instagram

Carol was shocked by her appearance in her filtered selfie

Responding to a comment saying she didn't need the filter, Carol wrote: "It's horrible what it does. I took the particular filter from a post today by someone young and famous... I genuinely had no idea…"

Replying to yet another comment, Carol said: "So weird isn't it? Genuinely shocked... I just [saw] someone young and famous who I like following using this filter so I thought... oh I'll try it... bloody hell... I had no idea it's all such complete nonsense… wow."

carol vorderman bodycon© Photo: Instagram

The star normally shies away from Instagram filters

Carol turned 61 last month and has been looking better than ever – no filters needed! Not only does the fitness fan take good care of her body, ensuring she power walks every day and works out a few times a week, but she always looks after her skin and uses products to enhance her natural beauty.

Her makeup artist Lauren O'Donnell previously revealed Carol's go-to foundation for a natural, youthful glow is BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour Foundation, which you can pick up for £32.

carol vorderman dress© Photo: Instagram

Carol looks amazing at 61 - no filters needed

The beauty guru shared her top tips for achieving radiant skin like Carol, telling HELLO!: "I like to buff foundation on in circular motions - Carol likes quite a full coverage foundation and using this technique gives a more airbrush finish and means you use less product.

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"She also likes to be bronzed, so I like to use cream bronzers and I’m loving the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter in a slightly warmer colour under her foundation."

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