For some, being single in your 50s might sound slightly daunting.
However, Carol Vorderman has claimed its the best life as she has time for herself without being saddled with a bloke.
The star chatted about her lifestyle since her kids had flown the nest, and it seems she is absolutely loving her me time.
Talking to ITVs Lorraine, the 57-year-old claimed that women in their 50s are not looking to settle down after caring for other people their entire life.
She said: My 50s has been my best decade. A lot of single women in their 50s dont want to settle down. Weve brought up children and looked after elderly parents.
The men we married in our 20s were largely men who wanted to be looked after, thats specifically men from my generation, so the last thing we want is to be saddled with a bloke to look after!
She added: Its like, “Hang on! Ive done so much caring all my life, I just want a little bit of time to do what I want to do. A bit of me time.”
The presenter released a mini series on Lorraine called My Single Life, where she tried to get single women in their 50s feeling more comfortable with not having a man.
Since then, she claims people have come up to her in the street and thanked her for helping to change their attitudes towards life.
She said: When the Editor asked me to do the mini series, I said “I wont do it if its about wear this dress and everything in your life will be perfect”, or in the spirit of “everyone is looking for someone” because the truth is women in their 50s arent like that at all.
Luckily, thats not what the programme was looking for.
Carol continued: Ive had so many people coming up to me, in the hairdressers, walking in the street, on the train saying seeing the mini series honestly changed their attitudes and sometimes the way they now view their lives!
She then went on to talk about the pressure she feels about needing a bloke in tow now she has reached what she calls, the best decade of her life.
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The star said: What we did in those three little films is to say, “its fine” if you dont want someone. Its just as fine as if you do want someone. If you want to just have adventures, if you want three or four friends at a time, its an option.
Carol will be stepping in for Lorraine Kelly on her ITV slot this week, as the star takes a well earned break.
Lorraine will return to her show on Monday 29 October, after the school half term finishes.
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