Carol Vorderman has shared an emotional tribute to her mum who passed away from cancer to mark Mother's Day.
The Countdown star, 61, also opened up about her close bond with her mum on her BBC Radio Wales show.
Sharing the tribute with her 480,700 Instagram followers, Carol posted a throwback snap from just after her mum had been diagnosed.
The mum-of-two wrote: "Mothers Day 2017. Mum had been diagnosed with terminal cancer a week before.
"So I got a beautiful room in @ivycliftonbrass for all of us to celebrate her.
"Mum had lived with me & worked for me since the 1980s.
"24/7 it was always us. She died 2 months after this photo."
On BBC Radio Wales she described her and her mum's relationship as "extra special", explaining that when she was a baby her mum was a single parent.
Carol said: "We had this incredible connection, so wherever mum went, when she married my step-dad, Gabriel, who I adored, and we went to live in Denby, I was always with my mum
"She kept leaving him, I was always with my mum. Ran away to the circus once, but I was always with my mum."
However, the maths whizz revealed the moment she knew when the tables had turned and she had to start caring for her mother.
Carol explained: "After I graduated she left my step-father for the last time and it was from that time that I knew I had to look after her, so we moved after a year to Leeds."
It was also her mum who landed her a 26-year presenting stint after applying for Countdown on her behalf.
She told listeners: "She wrote a letter applying for Countdown, forged my signature, sent it in, so she kind of, sort of got me the job on Countdown.
"And she lived with me, all the rest of her life she lived with me. When I was married, she lived with me."
Carol even told how she employed her mum to work for her.
She said: "I employed her as my PA full time from when I was 25.
"The reason I'm telling you all of this is because it was this extra special bond.
"Wherever I went, I moved, I had to move down to London, my mum came too.
"She lived with us, she helped me bring up my kids and so on, we came as a pack of four, me, my mum, Cameron and Katie."
However, Carol went on to reveal that she had sadly died from terminal cancer.
She explained: "So there were lots and lots of things that were incredibly special about our relationship and very sadly she died five years ago.
"She was nearly 90 and lived probably a lot longer than she should have done.
"She'd had three cancers and eventually she had terminal cancer."
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