PROUD mother Carol Vorderman has shared a series of photos of her son Cameron on social media.

The 60-year-old television presenter, who grew up in Rhyl and Prestatyn, posted the photos of Cameron on Instagram as she told followers she was so "proud" of his achievement as he collected his masters degree from the University of Dundee.

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She told followers that, as a child, Cameron was bullied at school and labelled "thick".

The 24-year-old studied animation at UWE Bristol before completing his master degree at Dundee.

Carol celebrated Cameron's determination and perseverance.

She posted: "So my son Cameron grew up, stuck with it, through endless bullying (you're thick!!!), changed school, developed strategies to learn, worked hard and eventually got a FIRST CLASS DEGREE IN ANIMATION FROM @UWEBristol last summer.

"Now he has just received A MASTERS DEGREE FROM @dundeeuni

"Now he is THE MASTER and I couldn't be more proud of him.

"I always knew he would make it with the right help but the mainstream system doesn't cater well for more children with these severe learning difficulties. Their development curve is a different shape.

"They have their superpower and one day THEY find their path IF they're guided well.

Carol has two children Cameron and Katie, 30, with former husband Patrick King.

She said Cameron's experiences mirrored what other families face.

She posted: "My son Cameron was a happy toddler. Before and after he started school it became clear that he had SEVERE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS. No school would accept him. I was going to give up work to teach him but even I couldn't teach a child with his needs.

"Cam went to a "special school" for 5 yrs where they specialised in teaching children like him.Then he changed school to mainstream age 10 but still had additional specialist help. I knew he was super bright but that his development curve would be a different shape to"normal".

"It's very hard for these kids. They get bullied and told they're "odd" when really they have a superpower because they see the world a different way."

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Parents and celebrities thanked the author and former Countdown presenter, who now lives in Clifton, Bristol, for her inspiring posts.

Claire Sweeney, Myleene Klass, comedian Tom Davies, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies, and Christine McGuiness liked Carol's posts.

Davina McCall said: "This has really really really made my day...yessssss Cameron."

Steps singer Ian H Watkins, posted: "This is amazing!!!"

Great British Menu host Andi Oliver said: "Oh congratulations!!!! What joyous powerful news! Well done!"

British astronaut Tim Peake said: "Congratulations Cameron, incredible achievement. You are a great inspiration for us."

Carol posted a message of thanks, and Cameron shared a video on his mum's Instagram.

And one follower replied: "Totally agree, everyone develops differently, many of our best and brightest have had development needs whether that be learning or social development. Everyone learns in their own way and main stream education doesn't always take into account this. It is important though that they are supported correctly and not shunned into "special classes" and are kept in main stream classes."

Another parent said: "Well done Cam, my Son has learning disabilities and through this platform you'll be an inspiration to him and many others. Congrats again on your Masters Degree."

Born in Bedfordshire, Carol's mum brought the family back to home town of Prestatyn.

Carol attended Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School in Rhyl before studying engineering at Cambridge.

After leaving Countdown in 2008, she has remained a regular on our screens, appearing on Strictly, I'm a Celebrity, and Loose Women.