31/10/2012 14:30 GMT | Updated 31/10/2012 14:31 GMT

Carol Vorderman Barred From 'Countdown' Studio

Carol Vorderman has said she was barred from the 'Countdown' studio following her departure from the show.

The 'Loose Women' presenter and maths whiz left the Channel 4 show after she was reportedly asked to take a £900,000 a year pay cut.

But she told the Radio Times online: "I was told in no uncertain terms that I was never allowed back in the studio. I still don't understand it.

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"I offered an olive branch - said I'd be happy to turn up at their 30th anniversary bearing in mind I was the first woman on the channel. Nothing."

Carol, whose 'Countdown' successor is Rachel Riley, refused to divulge details of her love life after she was recently pictured with a 37-year-old former Red Arrows pilot.

"I'm absolutely not going there," she said.

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