Carol Vorderman's daughter is her twin! Star celebrates daughter's huge achievement

Carol Vorderman's daughter has just gained her PHD at Cambridge: 'What a lucky mother I am. Single parenting ain't that bad after all'

Carol Vorderman
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Carol Vorderman's daughter is just like her mum in more ways than one. Not only is she the spitting image of the TV star, she also shares a passion for academia—having attended the same highly esteemed university as her mum!

You can totally understand why Countdown star Carol Vorderman and daughter have been mistaken for 'sisters' as they look insanely similar. 

However, as the TV star shared a post to let the world know how proud she is of her daughter Katie King for her incredible academic achievement, it's clear that looks aren't all they share.

"Yesterday my girl Katie @katie.science passed her 'viva'....an interrogation of her PhD thesis by a panel of examiners.. She can now call herself DOCTOR KATIE KING."

Carol added, "It's all she has ever wanted to be since bring a little girl. A Cambridge research scientist and then to become an astronaut....like you do 👌🏼🙋🏼‍♀️😂."

Dr Katie, in some ways, has followed in her mother's footsteps as Carol also attended Cambridge. Aged-17, Carol read engineering at Sidney Sussex College. At the time she was one of the youngest ever women to be admitted to the highly competitive institution.

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Although she's best known for her work on Countdown, in the years since her TV career began, Carol has become an inspiration to many women on how to age gracefully. Carol Vorderman stunned in a neon pink wetsuit and Fans couldn't believe her age-defying glamour when she even made sports look chic! 

Another skill that the Welsh star is winning at is parenting and it's clear that her devotion to her children, Katie and Cameron King, has brought her great happiness. Discussing her daughter's thesis, on the delivery of a new cancer drug that will hopefully work towards improving the lives of cancer patients—that's plain to see.


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"So here's me as her Mum. So proud. I know all the struggles she's overcome, and the hard graft she's put in to become this fine young woman."

The proud single mum added, "What a lucky mother I am. Single parenting ain't that bad after all 💙💙💙❤️❤️❤️❤️."

Aoife Hanna
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Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.

She's an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.

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