PUBLISHED: 18:56, Thu, Aug 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 18:56, Thu, Aug 13, 2020
Carol Vorderman, 59, was joined by her co-host Nathan Sussex on BBC Radio Wales where the Countdown legend spoke candidly about her late mother Edwina Vorderman - also known as Jean. The mathematician revealed her mum - who lived with the TV star until her death - had a hoarding habit.
The mum-of-two explained that Jean would often collect medicine bottles but admitted she made a surprise discovery when she attempted to clear out her mother's cupboard.
Speaking on BBC Radio Wales, Carol began: "My mother who is sadly no longer with us, she was one of those people that collected medicines.
"You know she lived with me all of her life. When I moved and when I got married she lived with us. I looked after my mum but she hoarded medicines."
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Carol Vorderman stunned after late mum discovery 'Found something' (Image: WENN/GETTY)
Carol Vorderman pictured with her late mum Edwina Vorderman (Image: GETTY)
"We lived in a big house in Maidenhead. She had an entire wardrobe full of medicines and she was really messy. I'm really not messy, I'm very tidy," Carol explained.
"One day, I said, 'Alright mum, I've had enough,' after she said, 'I haven't got any more room.'"
She continued: "The mess was everywhere. So I said, 'We're clearing this medicine cupboard.'
"I said to her, 'What's that?'