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Carol Vorderman looked in good spirits as she was seen for the first time since she was axed by BBC Radio Wales for breaching the broadcaster's new social media guidelines.
The former Countdown star 62, appeared in fighting form as she went for a stroll in Soho, London on Friday afternoon.
The presenter wrapped up warm in a black coat which she paired with a matching turtle neck jumper.
Adding height to her frame with a pair of black boots, Carol added to her look with a matching handbag.
Styling her blonde locks into loose curls, Carol proved she wasn't letting the recent axe get her down as she beamed from ear to ear.
Animated: Carol Vorderman looked in good spirits as she was seen for the first time since she was axed by BBC Radio Wales for breaching the broadcaster's new social media guidelines
Cosy: The presenter wrapped up warm in a black coat which she paired with a matching turtle neck jumper
Carol's celebrity friends have rallied around her in the wake of her leaving her BBC Radio presenting gig.
Carol shared a statement on Wednesday confirming she had left the station, saying she was not willing to give up voicing her opinions on the UK government online.
After sharing her statement, comedian Alan wrote: 'Big respect Carol,' while Michelle added: 'Adore you endlessly'.
Loose Women star Kelly Holmes told Carol not to let the corporation 'silence' her, writing: 'You do you Carol! Much respect for sticking up for who you are and not allowing corporations to silence you!
'Plus I was looking forward to speaking with you on your show this Saturday, but now you have gone I will politely turn that down now too!!'
Former SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton said people's social media activity should be of no concern to their employer.
Support: Carol's celebrity friends have rallied around her since she was forced to leave the station
Pals: The presenter has received support from several famous faces including fellow BBC stars Alan Carr and Michelle Visage (pictured)
He wrote: 'It's called SOCIAL media for a reason because it’s what you do outside of your WORK commitments. It’s not called Work Media… The 2 should be kept completely separate.
'When your work wants to control your social life, that’s when it’s time to say BYE BYE. Good on you Carol.'
TV presenter Cat Deeley wrote: 'You are bloody brilliant,' while Katie Piper called Carol 'an icon' after she released her statement.
Other stars who sent their support included Denise Welch, Patsy Palmer and Denise Van Outen.
In her statement, Carol said: 'The BBC recently introduced new social media guidelines, which I respect.
Reaction: Several stars including Ant Middleton, Kelly Holmes, Cat Deeley and Denise Welch all voiced their support for Carol
Speaking out: Carol, who has been at the station for five years, said she was 'not prepared to stop' venting her 'strong beliefs' on Twitter and Instagram
'However, despite my show being light-hearted with no political content, it was explained to me that, as it is a weekly show in my name, the new guidelines would apply to all and any content that I post all year round.
'Since those non-negotiable changes to my radio contract were made, I've ultimately found that I'm not prepared to lose my voice on social media, change who I am, or lose the ability to express the strong beliefs I hold about the political turmoil this country finds itself in.
Under the BBC's new social media guidelines, presenters on flagship programmes including Match Of The Day (MOTD) and The Apprentice have been banned from making attacks on political parties.
The corporation said the guidance does not include contributors, pundits, judges or guest hosts but has put through additional guidance for freelancers along with those not working in news, current affairs or factual journalism production.
In September, the broadcaster said that these type of employees 'must not bring the BBC into disrepute', are required to be respectful in public and take care when engaging with public debate.
The new guidelines followed a row over MOTD presenter Gary Lineker comparing the language used by the Conservative Government to promote its asylum plans to 1930s Germany on X which led to him briefly not presenting the show, a boycott from sports staff and a social media review.
'My decision has been to continue to criticise the current UK Government for what it has done to the country which I love – and I'm not prepared to stop.
'I was brought up to fight for what I believe in, and I will carry on.
'Consequently I have now breached the new guidelines and BBC Wales management have decided I must leave. We each must make our decisions.
'I'm sad to have to leave the wonderful friends I've made at Radio Wales.
'I wish them, and all of our listeners, all the love in the world. We laughed a lot, and we will miss each other dearly.
'But, for now,