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Carol Vorderman reveals she can’t face reading the letter her mum left her before she died

Jean passed away earlier this month

Carol Vorderman announced the heartbreaking news that her mother, Jean, had passed away following her battle with cancer earlier this month aged 88.

The Countdown star has admitted she still can’t come to terms with the loss and misses her “terribly”.

Carol, 56, has revealed Jean left her a letter to read after her death but she can’t bring herself to read it.

Jean passed away earlier this month (Credit: Twitter)

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Carol told the Mirror: “It hasn’t hit home yet.

“At the moment I’m just telling myself she’s gone on holiday.

“But she’s left me a letter which she wrote for me to read after her death, which I haven’t read yet.

“It’s for me to read in private – and when I do, that will be when the floodgates open.”

Jean was laid to rest on June 19 and Carol announced the emotional news on Twitter.

She wrote: “Some days are tough, today was one of them. Today was my amazing Mum’s funeral….. Rest In Peace Jean Vorderman You will always be loved.”

Her celeb pals offered their support for the presenter.

Emmerdale’s Adam Thomas wrote: “Love u xxxx.”

Davina McCall also said: “Sending you a big hug Carol x.”

Former Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt added: “Love you and sending huge hugs.”

The rest of her 379K devoted fans were keen on offering their support.

One said: “Lots of love Carol. Was thinking of you all today x.”

Another tweeted: “So sorry to hear your news. I’m not sure anyone gets fully over losing someone close. Time just dulls the loss.”

The TV presonality revealed back in March that Jean had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Jean had previously battled cancer three times.

The former Loose Women panellist shared a message on Twitter saying: “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.”

Following the devastating news Carol shared a sweet photo of Jean surrounded by her family.

She wrote: “We are laughing so much and she is having a lovely time. She refuses to let us be sad so we are taking our lead from her.”

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More recently, following her mum’s funeral, Carol shared an adorable note she wrote at just four-years-old to her mum.

Alongside a snap of the letter she wrote: “Poem by Carol V Age 4 I have a little Mummy She is so sweet and dear I will not leave her Until the streets are gone.”

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