Carol clings to her man… then goes home alone: Loose Women presenter leaves 15 minutes before new boyfriend Graham
00:02 GMT, 10 October 2012
Did something go wrong over coffee and dessert
When she arrived at a London restaurant with the new man in her life, Carol Vorderman was clinging happily to his arm.
But after a long romantic meal, the 51-year-old TV presenter left very much by herself.
Carol Vorderman arriving arm in arm to her date in Mayfair with new boyfriend, Red Arrows pilot Graham Duff
Were they trying to avoid the press Carol Vorderman left the trendy C Restaurant in Mayfair 15 minutes before new boyfriend Graham Duff followed
Fifteen minutes later, her boyfriend, Graham Duff, emerged and also left alone.
Maybe Miss Vorderman is still a little shy about being seen together with her new companion, a dashing former Red Arrows pilot, who at 37, is 14 years her junior.
The couple started dating earlier this year after meeting at a Red Arrows charity ball.
Miss Vorderman, who is taking flying lessons and dreams of doing aerial stunts, is a long established supporter of the RAF. Mr Duff flew with the Red Arrows elite acrobatics squadron until 2010 so is no doubt a fascinating source of information about tricky take-offs and smooth landings.
With a shared history of failed relationships, the couple could be forgiven for wanting to take things slowly.
One of the couple's first pictures together, on the set of Carol's new TV show Food Glorious Food which was being film at Knebworth house in Hertfordshire
This relationship is the first for the Loose Women presenter since splitting from a long-term boyfriend journalist Des Kelly last year
Mr Duff’s marriage to wife Katie, 37, with whom he has a one-year old son, was already over when their relationship began.
Miss Vorderman, a mother of two, has been married and divorced twice.
After splitting from a long-term boyfriend last year, the Cambridge maths graduate spoke enthusiastically about the single life. ‘I’ve always been with someone from the age of 15, I’ve always had a boyfriend, husband or lived with someone,’ she said.
‘Now’s the first time in my life that I’ve been single and I really like it. But that’s not to say I’m not dating.’
The dashing pilot: Graham Duff pictured climbing into his Red Arrows aircraft in 2008
Graham Duff flew with the Red Arrows Aerobatic team until 2010