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Ding ding! it’s Vorders vs Baroness Bra round TWO: Carol Voderman tweets her delight as Left-wing campaigners target Michelle Mone’s yacht in Barcelona and rename it ‘Pandemic Profiteer’

Carol Voderman fanned the flames of her feud with Michelle Mone again by tweeting her delight as Left-wing campaigners targeted the Tory peer’s yacht.

The boat was found by activist group Led By Donkeys off the coast of Barcelona, who promptly renamed it ‘Pandemic Profiteer’.

Baroness Mone‘s is being investigated by National Crime Agency fraud experts and the House of Lords over claims she failed to declare an interest when lobbying for PPE Medpro to supply personal protection equipment to the Government and NHS for £203million during the Covid pandemic.

The peer, who denies claims she and her children pocketed £29million from the deals, has taken a break from the Lords to defend herself – while the Government sues PPE Medpro for supplying 25 million ‘unusable’ surgical gowns.

Earlier this month TV star Vorderman, 62, claimed she dropped Mone, 51, ‘like a stone as soon as I realised what kind of person she was’.

Carol Vorderman (left) and Baroness Mone (pictured in 2010) had previously been very close friends but recently the former Countdown host has been feuding publicly with her

Carol Vorderman (left) and Baroness Mone (pictured in 2010) had previously been very close friends but recently the former Countdown host has been feuding publicly with her

The former Countdown host used to be friends with the embattled bra baroness, with the pair regularly having ‘great fun’ on nights out together before Baroness Mone, 51, married billionaire businessman Doug Barrowman.

Miss Vorderman tweeted the video earlier today: ‘MICHELLE MONE @ByDonkeys have found her yacht and literally physically RENAMED IT… PANDEMIC PROFITEER Watch the video to the end…

‘(Ps The same yacht about which led to a claim of her racially abusing someone. She settled by reportedly paying him £50,000).’

The Led By Donkeys video starts by showing a picture of Baroness Mone posing by the yacht in her swimsuit.

The video describes how the group have been ‘scouring the world’ looking for the yacht and shows several people in a small boat pulling up alongside it.

Quickly two men paste ‘Pandemic Profiteer’ across the side of the of the boat.

Captions to the video read: ‘We’ve all paid for the boat so that’s why we’ve renamed it’.

Earlier this month in a string of tweets, Miss Vorderman made further unverified allegations about ‘baroness bra’.

2010: Vorderman and Baroness Mone Marion Rose Ball in aid of Children with Leukaemia at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London

 2010: Vorderman and Baroness Mone Marion Rose Ball in aid of Children with Leukaemia at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London 

She said: ‘For some reason or other I feel obliged to reshare this article… noting that after PPE firm linked to them received VIP lane contract MM/Husband/firm bought a jet & a boat & £3m in property for her children’.

She wrote in another: ‘Barrowman (husband) will be on trial in Spain in May for criminal fraud. Last yr police raided their homes & offices, charges pending? It’s claimed that B & Mone illegally benefited from upwards of £58m from PPE Medpro through trusts. You get the gist…’.

A spokesperson for Baroness Mone declined to comment when approached by MailOnline at the time.

Miss Vorderman told This Morning viewers of her friendship with the baroness and that she ‘dropped her like a stone as soon as I realised what kind of person she was’.

But Baroness Mone, who denies wrongdoing, hit back through a friend, who said in response to Miss Vorderman’s comments: ‘What are the reasons – a hunger for publicity, or maybe her coming to the end of her TV career?’ The friend added that Miss Vorderman’s outburst had been ‘outrageous’, saying: ‘I really don’t understand why Carol has started this attack.’

And the friend disputed claims by Miss Vorderman on Twitter that money from the Government PPE contracts funded the baroness’s business tycoon husband Doug Barrowman’s luxury lifestyle, saying: ‘Baroness Mone’s husband has owned super yachts and a jet for many years.’

From leaving school in Glasgow with no qualifications to modelling and business deals: How ‘Baroness Bra’ made her millions 

Lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone was born in 1971 and grew up in Glasgow’s East End, leaving school with no qualifications aged 15 before finding work as a model.

After running a sales and marketing team for the Labatt’s brewing firm, she decided to create a range of support bras after the idea came to her while wearing an uncomfortable bra during a dinner party.

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Lady Mone founded MJM International with her then-husband Michael Mone in November 1996, and three years of research, design, and development resulted in the patented Ultimo bra.

Lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone (pictured centre) is under investigation by the House of Lords Commissioners for Standards for allegedly failing to declare an interest in PPE Medpro and lobbying for it to receive government contracts

Lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone (pictured centre) is under investigation by the House of Lords Commissioners for Standards for allegedly failing to declare an interest in PPE Medpro and lobbying for it to receive government contracts

The 51-year-old Conservative peer (pictured) ¿ nicknamed Baroness Bra ¿ has always insisted she neither had any involvement in PPE Medpro nor benefited financially from it

The 51-year-old Conservative peer (pictured) – nicknamed Baroness Bra – has always insisted she neither had any involvement in PPE Medpro nor benefited financially from it

In August 1999, a month after having her third child, she launched Ultimo at the Selfridges department store in London, which sold the pre-launch estimate of six weeks of stock within 24 hours.

The business grew rapidly and in 2010 she earned an OBE from the Queen for her contribution to business.

But she sold 80 per cent of Ultimo in 2014, one year after announcing she had left the company following a breakdown in her marriage.

Lady Mone was nicknamed ‘Baroness Bra’ after being elevated to the House of Lords in 2015, where her official title is Baroness Mone of Mayfair.

To celebrate her 50th birthday, she decided to host five parties – one for each decade of her life – with her new husband billionaire tech tycoon Doug Barrowman, 55.  

Baroness Mone founded the Ultimo brand, which earned her the nickname Baroness Bra

Baroness Mone founded the Ultimo brand, which earned her the nickname Baroness Bra

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