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Carol Vorderman makes surprising health revelation after feeling 'low'

The TV star believes she suffered from symptoms of seasonal affective disorder

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Carol Vorderman has told her fans that she "feels like a new woman" after feeling a little bit "low" during the festive season.

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Taking to her Instagram page, the 61-year-old believes she may have suffered from symptoms of seasonal affective disorder also known as S.A.D.

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"Hello lovelies and hello new followers... Had such a top New Year..." she wrote on Instagram. "I think I was going through a bit of Seasonal Affect Disorder (S.A.D.) where you get lowish through lack of light... I mean December wasn't exactly awash with sunshine!!!!"

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However, after a few days in her native, Wales, Carol is back to feeling her usual self. "Had a few days in my beloved West Wales," she added. "And BOOOOOMMMMM she's back in the room... Yeeeeeee haaaaaaaaa. Sending best #backintheroom." [sic]

She also put on Stories: "Hope you're well my lovelies. OMG – what a good new year! I'm like a new woman. I think I was suffering from seasonal affective disorder because of lack of light, because it never got light in December."

carol vorderman selfie© Photo: Instagram

One of the snaps Carol shared on social media on Thursday

Clearly over the moon, Carol continued: "Anyway, a few days in west Wales – BOOM! She's back." Alongside a selfie, she also wrote: "Back from a little walk… happy days [heart emoji]."

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons and many sufferers find their symptoms are worse during the winter. Many sufferers turn to S.A.D lamps for light therapy to help alleviate their symptoms.

Fans were quick to comment on Carol's post, with one writing: "SAD the days haven't got much brighter yet, it's the feeling of hope and freshness a new year brings!" Another remarked: "Sending best back to you Carol." A third post read: "December was tough. But here’s to the lighter evenings."

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