Emotional Carol Vorderman shares pride for son as they appear on This Morning

by 24britishtvOct. 7, 2021, 8:40 a.m. 24
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Carol Vorderman has been praised by This Morning viewers as she appeared on the show alongside her son.

The TV star and son Cameron spoke to ITV hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about his learning difficulties and the trouble he had while in education.

The 24-year-old has severe forms of ADD, dyslexia and ADHD and the mother and son aim to raise more awareness for children with learning disabilities struggling in the current education system after Carol was told Cameron was "unteachable".

The 60-year-old presenter said her son was a "happy toddler" but as he went into nursery and school "teachers said he was very disruptive".

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Carol decided to move her and her two children to London but "by the end of that year, they said they couldn't teach him."

The former Countdown hosts ended up paying £11,000 a term for Cameron to go to a private school.

"I couldn't find a school for him, but then someone told me there was this school called Fairleigh House that specialises in children with learning difficulties.

"He had to do three days of tests in order to prove how bad he was. He got in and that was the massive difference."

But Phillip replied: "The trouble is, it's £11,000 a term, that's only there for a tiny minority of children."

Carol said in response: "I was brought up poor, so I understand that but now I really want to try and help to try and do something about that, maybe start a campaign, a public conversation about it."

Cameron also said he spent years being bullied.

"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," he said on the ITV show.

Despite years of struggles, Cameron has now completed an MA in animation at the University of Dundee and has also secured his first job.

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

Carol later joined agony aunt Deidre for a phone-in where they heard from parents whose children are facing similar struggles.

This Morning viewers took to social media to praise Carol and Cameron for their interview.

"Aww @carolvorders absolutely smashing this learning difficulties phone in today. Everything she’s saying is just SO relevant and relatable as a mum to a child with SPLD. Thank you Carol you star #ThisMorning," one tweeted.

Another said: "@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."

"Thank you to @carolvorders & her son Cameron for a very inspirational interview with @Schofe and @hollywills on @thisomorning," a third added.

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