Carol Vorderman’s ‘Viking’ funeral plans involve helicopter and ‘paid mourners’

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    TV brainbox Carol Vorderman has disclosed her funeral plans and it's clear she wants to go out with a bang.

    The 62-year-old spoke to comedian Kathy Burke about her Viking-style ceremony on the Where There's A Will There's A Wake podcast where she opened up about the big day.

    While it may be that Carol was just having a laugh, she explained on the episode there will be "fireworks" as well as "paid mourners" at her funeral to celebrate her life in style.

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    Taking Kathy through her planned proceedings, she said: "There will be a funeral pyre like one of those Viking rafts and I will be lowered from a helicopter onto this thing.

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    "And then there will be four outrider boats with specially selected men in loin cloths who will be driving these boats.

    "And then the whole thing will kind of push out and then there’ll be this massive fire and I’ll go on fire and all that kind of thing."

    Carol went on to share that there will be attendees who will be paid to cry on her day.

    She continued: "And everyone will be weeping I want paid mourners specially selected obviously and we need to position them along the harbour.

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    "And then there’d be fire and because the harbour is slightly on a round so you go out of view, but people will be on the headland weeping and throwing things in and then there’d be fireworks.

    "There'd be steel bands and heavy metal bands, just everything bloody going on – that's what I want and then a huge party and lots of bad behaviour all through the night.

    "There’d be free booze, lots of bad behaviour, that’s how I want to go out. The only thing is I might need a rehearsal before I pop my clogs," she explained.

    Sharing the video clip of her conversation with comedienne Kathy on Instagram, fans also headed over to the comment section to share their thoughts.

    One social media user wrote: "Don't forget the tissues as men across the world mourn your loss!"

    Another exclaimed: "No…you must never leave us CV!"

    While a third said: "Haha, I love it. It's good to plan ahead x."

    Mother-of-two Carol previously stated that she would love to have a massive party after her death due to being inspired by her brother's late pal, Dave.

    She said: "Dave had terminal cancer and had decided that he wanted Euthanasia,”

    "They had the party and the next day, Dave died. The same people then went to the funeral. I thought, ‘how dignified and wonderful that was.'"

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