Carol Vorderman is one step closer to realising her dream of flying solo around the world

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Carol Vorderman just came one step closer to reaching her childhood dream and her 2016 resolution - flying solo around the world. The TV presenter, 55, proudly shared on social media that she had passed several flying tests, including the all important multi engine flying exam.

"I've been working hard in Naples Florida flying and training up for some big exams....and I passed them...hooray hooray for flying x," she tweeted to her more than 300,000 followers.

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"Happy bird......multi engine flying exam passed...woohoox"

The former Countdown star could be seen smiling broadly in a snap whilst showing off her brand-new certificate. "Happy bird......multi engine flying exam passed...woohoo x", it was captioned.

In another similar snap she posted: "Yep...I'm still singing... Free to fly my Mildred x", referring to her aircraft which is named after her heroine Mildred Bruce.

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"I love this certificate x #multiengine"

The bubbly blonde has had a lot of support from family and friends during this exciting time, but in particular from partner Graham Duff, who has previously flown with the RAF as well as being in the Red Arrows. Although the couple split after two years, they recently got back together.

Another big support has been her flying instructor Paul, who received a special mention on her Twitter account. "Me and my instructor Paul in Naples hanging out...how cool is his beard?," she captioned an image which showed the two pictured at Naples airport in Florida.

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"Me and my instructor Paul in Naples hanging out...how cool is his beard?"

Carol, who gained her solo flying licence two years ago, recently revealed that she is planning to follow in aviation pioneer Mildred's footsteps by following her route around the world this year. In an interview with Event magazine in November, she admitted: "It is scary but I will be ready. It's going to be a great adventure.

"My first flight in my own aircraft was beyond a dream. I flew to Cambridge to see my daughter Katie who was reading physics and chemistry there and was a member of the same University Air Squadron that turned me down because I was a girl. I really closed a big circle there, you know?"

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