Carol Vorderman's son makes TV debut and viewers call him 'an inspiration'

by 24britishtvOct. 6, 2021, 2 p.m. 32
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Carol Vorderman 's son Cameron has bravely spoken about his learning difficulties and tough education journey while making his TV debut on This Morning.

Cameron has severe special educational needs, including high spectrum dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD, and Carol was told by schools that he was "unteachable".

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The former Countdown host appeared alongside her son as they aim to raise more awareness for children with learning disabilities struggling in the current education system.

Carol spoke about how Cameron struggled in mainstream school as the teachers and his peers did not understand or know how to help.

She said: "I put him in a little school, probably aged four or five the,n and by the end of that year they said 'we can't have him here, we can't teach him'."

Cameron explained that by asking questions that seemed obvious to everyone else but unclear to him, he was labelled "disruptive" by teachers.

He said: "Anytime that you would ask a question, it would be an obvious one that they answered before, and you are being disruptive because you bring the whole lesson to a halt."

This resulted in Carol paying £11,000 a term for Cameron to go to a private school called Fairley House and she agreed with This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield when he raised the point that this was not affordable for most parents.

Through years of hard work and persevering, Cameron has gone on to gain a first-class undergraduate degree in animation and a master's degree in animation from the University of Dundee.

Cameron explained that he never thought this would be possible, he said: "Specifically I never thought I would get this far, I never thought about anything further than what the next thing would be."

They spoke about the terrible bullying Cameron endured while back at a mainstream secondary school and Cameron opened up about just how tough that was.

He said: "Up until I was 16 I don't think there was a single day that was above neutral in terms of enjoyment because of the bullying."

Viewers have taken to Twitter to praise Cameron for opening up about his difficulties and believe he is an inspiration.

One said: "Thank you to @carolvorders & her son Cameron for a very inspirational interview with @Schofe and @hollywills on @thisomorning."

Another said: "He's highly intelligent and all of his neurodiversity's help the other one...Inspirations like Cam help me look head" with pink love heart emojis.

A third added: "Wow what a inspirational watch, from a parent whose child has ASD, homeschooled for 3 years due to bullying."

And: "@carolvorders absolutely loving the story of yours and Cameron's journey. Well done Cameron, you are a true inspiration. You must be one proud Mummy #ThisMorning."

One said: "Excellent interview and well done Cameron sharing your experience and delighted on your excellent achievements." followed by a clapping emoji.

This Morning is on every weekday from 10am on ITV.

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