Vorderman aims to make debut solo flight live on ITV

Presenter Carol Vorderman at RAF Fairford in July. Credit: PA Wire

Presenter Carol Vorderman is aiming for a TV first by making her debut solo flight during a live broadcast on This Morning.

The Loose Women host has been training to pilot a light aircraft and hopes to make a round-the-world flight in the near future.

Vorderman, 52, will be seen taking to the skies during today's edition of the ITV show - thought to be the first time a trainee flyer has done their first solo trip on live television.

She will take off from Gloucestershire Airport, near Staverton, for a five-minute flight during which she will climb to 1,000 feet, and will speak to show hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. She admitted she was both nervous and excited.