Carol spent a wonderful Mother's Day with her whole family

I’m A Celeb star, Carol Vorderman has revealed her heartache after her 88-year-old mum, Jean was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Taking to Twitter to share the news in a touching Mother’s Day post, 56-year-old Carol wrote: ‘A precious Mother’s Day x This wk Mum & I found out she has terminal cancer.

‘She’s 88, beautiful inside and out & I love her beyond measure x’.

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The former Loose Woman then went on to share a beautiful photo of the whole family on Mother’s Day along with the caption: ‘Mum’s lunch with all her children, all her grandchildren and her gorgeous great grandchild, Alex. Lots of laughing x’.

And obviously loads of the star’s 377k followers took to social media to share their support with the former Countdown star, with one fan writing: ‘Thinking of you all x’, and another adding: ‘So sorry to hear that. It always comes across how close you are. Try to make today the best one ever. X’.

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A third wrote: ‘Treasure the memories you’ve already made and enjoy the ones you are still making not easy but you are two strong women xx’.

Carol previously nominated her mum, Jean as the most influential woman in her life. (Photo by Jamie Wiseman/ANL/REX/Shutterstock)

Carol previously opened up about her mum’s battle with cancer last year and took to Twitter to reveal Jean was being admitted for her third operation, posting: ‘Mum is having her 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 of her right kidney was removed, this time it’s a pretty big malignant melonoma, but Mum says ‘goodness me, this is nothing. I’ll be in and out in no time.’

Before adding: ‘Scans have shown this skin cancer hasn’t spread either so we consider ourselves lucky children today.’

Sending our love to Carol and the whole family at this heartbreaking time.