Current ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ star Carol Vorderman has revealed why she dumps her boyfriends just before Christmas – so that she can have fun around the festive period.

During a chat with fellow contestant Scarlett Moffatt on the show, the 55 year old former ‘Countdown’ maths wizard spoke about her single status and why she always tends to break things off around December.

“One of my boyfriends, I’d gone off him a bit, and I decided to dump him before Christmas. They always get dumped before Christmas anyway,” she said during Sunday night’s episode.

Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman at the 2016 Pride of Britain Awards

26 year old ‘Gogglebox’ star Moffat, looking surprised, asked her: “Is that so you don’t have to buy them a present?”

“Christmas time is party time, I don’t think I should say anymore,” Vorderman replied matter-of-factly. “I prefer to have a few occasionals…”

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“Anyway the boyfriend said he was going to leave my Christmas present anyway. In the box was two tickets for a weekend on the Orient Express which I’d never done but I’d like to. I know who I would like to take, someone who is very nice for a few little days here and there.”

Vorderman has been generating gossip and headlines with her flirting with comedian Joel Dummett on the 2016 edition of ‘I’m a Celebrity’.

“Generally I’m a rubbish girlfriend because I’m too independent and not romantic,” she explained to Moffatt about her single status. “It is because if you are a bloke they tend to be high maintenance and they like a lot of attention and I don’t have the time for it so I prefer to have a few. A few occasionals suits me fine!”

On the same episode, it was revealed that TV and radio presenter Lisa Snowdon was the second contestant to leave the jungle.

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