Carol Vorderman's shock at Emmerdale legend's age

By Craig Jones

TV legend Carol Vorderman is shocked at the age of one of Emmerdale’s most popular stars.

Former Countdown star Carol, 60, posted on Twitter how astounded she is by the age of Patrick Mower - who plays Rodney Blackstock.

Patrick has played the charismatic Rodney in Emmerdale since the year 2000. Carol revealed to those who didn’t know that the actor is 82 and set to turn 83 on Sunday, September 12.

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Carol wrote: "So I'm waiting for the footie and saw Patrick Mower on @emmerdale. (I've) googled his age."

You can see the full post below

As our colleagues at North Wales Live report, many of Carol’s followers were equally shocked.

One person responded to her post: "(I) saw your tweet and had to do the same. No way is he 82. Wow."

Another said: "Unbelievable, did exactly the same. Seventies suave icon. Hope I look that good at 82!"

Others said Patrick "looks amazing" for his age, responded simply with "wow" and another said they were "shocked." One person said they "can't believe it."

Another tweeted: "I hope I look that good when I hit 50."

"Good god, he looks gorgeous for 82," said one follower, whilst another said: "Jeez, hope I'm like that at 70."

And one follower appreciated that their own age wasn't so easily available, responding: "I am so glad people can't just Google my age. I like to keep people guessing."

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