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Carol Vorderman shares touching selfie with terminally ill mum Jean

Gemma Strong

Carol Vorderman has shared a sweet photograph with fans showing her enjoying breakfast with her brave mum Jean. The former Countdown star, who recently revealed her mother has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, posted a snapshot on Twitter showing the pair smiling together for the camera. "Breakfast with Mum this morning… she's saying hello to the world. xx #AGoodDay," Carol, 56, captioned the image, which shows Jean, 88, resting in a chair.

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Carol Vorderman has shared a sweet selfie showing her with her mum Jean

Carol revealed Jean's cancer diagnosis in a post poignantly shared on Mother's Day. The TV star, who lives in Bristol with her mum, told her followers: "A precious Mother's Day x This week Mum & I found out she has terminal cancer. She's 88, beautiful inside and out & I love her beyond measure x." Carol later shared a photo of Jean surrounded by her loved ones at a family lunch, which she captioned: "Mum's lunch with all her children, all her grandchildren and gorgeous great grandchild Alex. Lots of laughing x."

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The former Countdown star recently posted a family photo in honour of Mother's Day

Jean has battled three forms of cancer in the past – kidney, skin and ovarian cancer. Her daughter has previously spoken about her fight against the disease on social media. In July 2015, she told followers: "Mum having 3rd cancer op today but this op is minor compared to the previous ones thankfully. Mum has had a 3lb ovarian tumour removed (miraculously it hadn't spread), then she had kidney cancer so half her right kidney was removed, this time it's a pretty big malignant melanoma, but mum says 'Goodness me, this is nothing. I'll be in and out in no time.' Scans have shown this skin cancer hasn't spread either so we consider ourselves lucky children today."

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