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Carol Thatcher's Biography

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Carol Thatcher, the daughter of Denis and Margaret Thatcher and the twin sister of Mark Thatcher was born on 15 August 1953.

She was educated at Queenswood, Hatfield, St Paul's School for Girls and University College London.

Carol Thatcher has worked as a freelance writer, broadcaster and author. She was romantically linked to Jonathan Aitken; as well as Richard Evans - a biographer of John McEnroe; and Mike Begg - a TV producer.

Carol Thatcher was Queen of the Jungle in the 2005 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. She started as an outsider but people were soon won over by her plucky attitude.

Carol Thatcher continued to do well in celebrity television contestants, winning programme 1 of Channel 5's The All Star Talent Show.

Upon it being disclosed that she would be participating in I'm a Celebrity, Carol Thatcher said:

"I haven't told my mother. She'll think, 'Rather her than me.' She wouldn't like to give up that hairdo and power heels. She'll probably be very critical. I can't say it's her sort of show so I might just tell her I've done it when I get back."

Carol's give it a go approach to I'm a Celebrity won her many fans. Of course, the fact that she can't smell or taste anything helped her with some of the challenges.

Carol told BBC Radio 4's Today that she regarded her late father, of whom she has written a biography, as "a role model for consorts from 1979 to 1990. He always used to say the role entailed being always present, never there."

During I'm a Celebrity, Carol Thatcher mentioned one of her father's sayings:

"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought of as a fool, than open it and leave no doubt".

Carol Thatcher mentioned the quote again in an interesting documentary, Mummy's War, where she visited The Falkands and Argentina on the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War.

Another of Carol Thatcher's TV credits came only days after returning from her victory in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, when she presented the award for Best Television Comedy at the British Comedy Awards 2005.

In 2008, Carol Thatcher wrote the autobiographical book, Swim on Part in the Goldfish Bowl: A Memoir.

In February 2009, the BBC announced that Carol Thatcher would no longer work on The One Show after referring off-air to a tennis player as a "golliwog".

Carol Thatcher's spokesman said:

"It is disgusting that we've had a leak of private conversations in the green room - the BBC has more leaks than Thames Water.

"Carol is mortified that anyone should take offence at a silly joke. She has summarily apologised."

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